Friday, 27 January 2017 17:36

Taco Salad in a Jar

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Mason jar salads are not only beautiful, they’re also convenient. I think this salad really brings out the beauty of what a Mason jar salad can be: appealing to the eyes as well as the stomach. With this Mexican– inspired salad you get flavor, protein, and just enough spice to be a very satisfying lunch.

Ingredients

2– 3 tbsp Spicy Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette (see recipe below)

½ cup black beans

10– 15 cherry or grape tomatoes, halved

½ of an avocado

Diced 2 cups mixed greens

Shredded Mexican cheese,

To taste green onions, chopped, to taste

Topping jar: Handful of tortilla chips, crushed

Directions:

To assemble the salad, start with the desired amount of dressing, followed by the beans, then the tomatoes and avocado.  On top of the avocado the wide mouth mason jar with 2 cups of mixed greens. Top with the desired amount of cheese and green onions.

Spicy Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Ingredients

3 tbsp organic olive oil

2 tbsp lime juice

Pinch of sea salt

1 tsp jalapeños, diced, optional

1 tbsp cilantro, chopped, optional

Directions:

Put all of the ingredients into a blender. Pulse until the ingredients are thoroughly combined. Pour the dressing into your mason jar.

Recipe adapted from Amy Fazio, The Mason Jar Cookbook: 80 Healthy and Portable Meals. 

Last modified on Friday, 27 January 2017 18:10
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