This Mediterranean Salad Is The Best Reason To Make Mason Jar Lunches A Thing

Photo: Jennie Miremadi

This salad recipe is the ideal solution to a glorified version of a brown-paper-bag office lunch. Not only is it more "green" (or better for the environment), but it's also better for you. All the ingredients fit perfectly into a mason jar; it has an abundance of veggies, significant amounts of protein from the roasted chicken and the cannellini beans, and good-for-you fiber from the artichokes and sun-dried tomatoes. Make. Eat. Wash. Repeat.

Mediterranean Salad in a Jar

Serves 1

Dijon Balsamic Vinaigrette

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • sea salt and pepper to taste

Vinaigrette preparation:

1. Add vinegar, mustard, and extra-virgin olive oil to food processor and combine until emulsified.

2. Add sea salt and pepper to taste.

3. Serve with your favorite salad and enjoy!

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Mediterranean Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Dijon balsamic vinaigrette
  • ¼ cup cucumbers, chopped
  • ¼ cup pitted Kalamata olives
  • ¼ cup artichoke hearts, chopped
  • ¼ cup cannellini beans
  • 2 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 ounces organic rotisserie chicken breast, shredded
  • 1½ cups organic spinach
  • 1 tablespoon basil, shredded

Salad preparation:

1. Add 2 tablespoons Dijon balsamic vinaigrette to bottom of 1-quart Mason jar.

2. Add cucumbers, olives, and artichoke hearts on top of dressing.

3. Add the cannellini beans on top of the vegetables.

4. Add sun-dried tomatoes on top of the cannellini beans.

5. Top the sun-dried tomatoes with chicken.

6. Add spinach and basil on top of chicken.

7. Refrigerate.

8. Once ready to eat, shake jar, pour salad into a bowl, and enjoy!

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