Chicken Salad In A Jar!

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Everyday I take carrots or salad for lunch to offset my all day snacking from buffets and cake fests - yum! 

And now I've found a new way to schlep my soggy salad to work....

In a jar!

Mason jar salad's have been around for a bit but I always thought they would be perfect for picnics but too big for lunch at work.

So I decided to use a cleaned up pasta sauce jar instead.

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Always work with what you got honey!

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Mason Jars are easy to find but why not use a pasta jar instead?
I mixed my balsamic & olive oil dressing in a separate bowl and then poured it into the jar followed by my chosen salad ingredients in order of hardiness (or ones that I didn't mind soaking up some of the dressing).  

In my salad I used cherry tomatoes, a sprinkling of oregano, peeled cucumber, radishes, lemon & herb char grilled chicken topped off with romaine lettuce. The lettuce should always go on top if you're using it as the dressing will make it go soggy.

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Going down the healthy route!
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I used chicken but you can use any thing you like 
To serve I'll simply shake the jar so the dressing covers all the salad & tip out into a bowl where the salad the dressing will fall naturally out on the plate and into my belly!

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Oooh I cannot wait til lunch... maybe I'll have a nibble at 11?! 
Making the salad this way took a little longer that slapping it into a plastic container but if your ingredients are fresh you can make a couple at the same time and just grab one out of the fridge each morning. 

I love this idea and can't wait to try out lots of different combinations. 

Have you made a salad in a jar or do you prefer to carry your salad's the traditional way?

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