I Bet You Never Thought Of This Either…
If you love salads like I do, you’re probably wishing you could take more of them with you when you’re on the go. It may be a little thing, but to me, the dressing part of things has always seemed like a lot of trouble OR like it was an accident waiting to happen. I didn’t usually have a convenient packet of dressing around or a very small, tightly sealed container to put it in.
It was one of those forehead thumping moments when I saw this idea and realized that the secret wasn’t in the sauce but in the order of the layers in the package!
The secret to a perfect and tasty Mason jar salad is all in the order.
The dressing goes in first. This is so important! This guarantees that your salad ingredients don’t get soggy.
Then go with a grain or a protein, or anything else big and chunky. This protects your more delicate ingredients from getting wet.
Then the fixings. Little things like shaved nuts, raisins, cheeses. The ingredients that you want to stay dry until juuuust before you eat it.
And if you have any leafy greens, they go in last. That way when you turn the Mason jar over and unload it all into a bowl, the greens will make the salad bed. Genius!