Salad in a Jar

Salad in a Jar

Reasons to put salad in a jar:

When you are bringing it to a picnic, or lunch at the office. Jars are great space savers…

When you’re keeping salad in the fridge to eat at a later time…and you found out that you just run out of microwaveable plastic containers…

When you have a THING for meals or food in a jar…

When you have a THING for jars..

Yup, I have this thing for  food in jars. The homemade ones, I think they’re cool.

I also have a major thing for jars. Sometimes when I go to the mall, I end up taking home three colorful, cute jars in different shapes and sizes.

I can get excited over a milk jar, peantubutter thinks it’s crazy. He’s just doesn’t know it but milk jars can be the cutest thing.

I’d say jar collecting is highly addictive.

You should try it sometime.

I probably make no sense today–talking about jars–LOL!

I’m sleepy. I need coffee and sugar.

Thank you for dropping in today and hearing me talk about jars…

This is what the salad looks like if it isn’t inside a jar. I’d say it’s doesn’t have the same  je ne sais quoi as the one inside the jar all layered up and beautiful.


Salad in a Jar


  • Romaine Lettuce, torn into pieces
  • pecan halves
  • cucumber, diced
  • carrots, julienned
  • red onion, chopped
  • ham, diced
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette


  1. Layer up the ingredients in a jar starting with the balsamic vinaigrette or any dressing that you want.
  2. I started with the balsamic vinaigrette, ham, onion, carrots,cucumbers, pecans and put the romaine lettuce on top.
  3. Before eating, give the jar a shake for the vinaigrette to touch each of the salad ingredient.
  4. Now all you need is a fork to eat it right out of the jar.


Make sure the dressing and the lettuce doesn’t touch each other, specially if you are going to eat this at a later time. The lettuce will wilt if it’s soaked up with the dressing.

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23 Responses

  1. And quite a good way to eat healthy at work or at school. 🙂 I am not a big salad eater, but I so wish I can learn the habit of eating salad.

    Thanks for linking up, Peach!

  2. I love this idea. It makes it so easy to take to work without worrying about spillage. I’m definitely trying this out … I think we have an empty jar laying around somewhere…

  3. This looks so delicious. Would love for you to share this with us over at

  4. Hello Peach! It was nice meeting you, too!  I hope we can meet again in future meet-ups or when I can have a chance to come and stay in Manila for leisure purposes.

    I love food too but I like to learn how to cook like you. 🙂

    Thanks for dropping by my blog. 🙂

  5. This is so cool, not to mention cute. And convenient! 🙂

    BTW, I read your comment on my Yakimix post. Hehe! But, hey, maybe they’ve improved already. After all, it has been a few months since I made that post. 😉 

  6. you know Peach, you never fail to amaze with your food creations. i’ve been meaning to try your oatmeal jars that you posted few months ago. and then now you this salad in a jar. might as well try this, i have some cucumbers and carrots in the fridge waiting to be chopped hehe. where do you buy these empty jars?

    oh by the way, I tried your stir-fried chicken with chinese garlic sauce two weeks ago. my kids loved it! 🙂

    Weng Zaballa

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I'm a foodie mommy living in the Philippines. I'm a mom to two daughters named PURPLE SKYE and PERIWINKLE MOONE and wife to a loving husband I fondly call peanutbutter♥. I am a foodie by heart, a coffee lover and a froyo and yogurt junkie. Learn more →






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