Salad in a jar for a busy girl lunch

Since mornings can be pretty hectic, making my lunch the day before really does make a difference and is great for time saving. I love this very simple and pretty way of having a delicious and portable homemade salad – you can layer it up with whatever you fancy and the above is just one example.

The trick is to put your dressing in the jar first and then pack all your layers down tightly so the dressing doesn’t flow everywhere and come into contact with most of your veggies (salad leaves tend to go limp and floppy if they’re dressed too early) until you’re ready to eat it.

When you’re ready to serve, just shake it up (think Tom Cruise in Cocktail) and you’ll have a perfectly dressed fresh salad. Bam.

Here is one of my favourite salads (it’s not the one in the pic). Don’t forget – dressing in first, then layer up in the order of the recipe.. 

Poppy’s green and beanie salad, with parmesan and lemon

Half a can of cannellini beans
Handful green beans, washed, trimmed and quartered lengthwise
Handful sugar snap peas, washed and halved
Two tablespoons sundried tomatoes
Half an avocado, chopped
Tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
Grated zest of 2 lemons

1 tablespoon olive oil
Juice of 2 lemons
Salt and pepper


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