Salad in a Jug!

It has become quite a craze on Instagram lately (thanks to insta_salads) to create salads in a jar; ideal for portability, convenience and infusing all of the flavours together. I thought I would do my own take on this idea by creating a salad in a jug! I just want to point out right here that this salad was not all for me, however much I like my big salads! This Salad Jug would be an ideal centre piece for a family barbecue or party, or if you put it into a larger lidded jar, a picnic.


For my Salad Jug, I used the following ingredients:

  1. Dressing (placed in the bottom first): balsamic vinegar mixed with wholegrain mustard
  2. Shredded Chicken (use tofu, chickpeas or beans for vegan)
  3. Cooked Peas, Corn + Green Beans 
  4. Finely Chopped Onion 
  5. Grated Carrot 
  6. Sliced Tomato 
  7. Shredded Cabbage 
  8. Chopped Red Pepper 
  9. Sliced Cucumber 
  10. Torn Spinach 
  11. Mixed Lettuce Leaves
  12. Avocado


The ingredients used for your salad jar are entirely up to you, however you should abide by the following rules:
  • The dressing should be placed in the bottom of the jug/ jar and the leaves at the top to ensure they stay fresh and don't wilt.
  • After the dressing, the next element should be your protein (chicken, meat, chickpeas, beans, tofu, fish...) and/or your carbs (cous cous, bulgar wheat, pasta, rice, quinoa), all of which should soak up the flavour of the dressing.
  • This should be topped with your other ingredients (carrot, cabbage, peas, corn, pepper, tomatoes, cucumber, nuts, seeds) and finally the leafy greens (spinach, lettuce, rocket, coriander)...the possibilities are endless!
  • In this case, colour means flavour...and more colour looks far more effective! Get creative! 
  • Obviously for serving, the jug should be poured into a plate ensuring everyone has equal(ish) quantities of each ingredient. 

Why don't you try this next time you have a barbecue...it's definitely a summer dish!
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