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Salad in a Jar with Blueberry Balsamic Dressing RecipeSalad in a Jar with Blueberry Balsamic Dressing

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Salad in a Jar with Blueberry Balsamic Dressing Recipe

A healthy salad packed in a reusable mason jar makes a great lunch to take to work or school. It will stay fresh in the fridge a few days so it’s also perfect for planning ahead. This recipe is filled with vitamins, protein, and fiber. The dressing is sweet and tangy with less sodium than store-bought varieties.

Tip: You can add any variety of your favorite salad ingredients to your jar. Putting the dressing in the bottom of the jar and topping it with hearty chopped vegetables like carrots, cucumber, or broccoli will keep the salad from getting soggy in the fridge.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 salad
Amount Per Serving
231
Calories
% Daily Value*
19%
Total Fat 12.4g
7%Saturated Fat 1.4g
Trans Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
10%
Sodium 236mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate 27.1g
29%
Dietary Fiber 8g
Sugars 10.5g
Protein 7g
*
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Yield: 1 serving

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

Dressing

  • ¼ cup blueberries, defrosted if frozen
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of ground black pepper

Salad

  • ¼ cup chopped carrots
  • 1 tbsp fresh green peas
  • ¼ cup low-sodium canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tbsp dry roasted, unsalted sunflower seed kernels
  • ½ cup chopped butter lettuce
  • ¼ cup chopped arugula
  • ½ cup chopped fresh spinach

Directions

  1. Place the dressing ingredients in a small food processor. Pulse until smooth.
  2. Pour the dressing into the bottom of a pint jar. Layer in the carrots, peas, chickpeas, and sunflower seeds.
  3. Add the lettuce, arugula, and spinach. Seal with a lid and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To serve, pour ingredients into a bowl and toss to coat with the dressing.
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