Healing Salad In A Jar | #MealsThatHeal
07 Jun

Healing Salad In A Jar

If you like to take a salad for lunch but don’t have time to prepare it in the morning, try this recipe from my book, Slimming Meals That Heal. By using a mason jar and putting the dressing in first, you can make salads ahead of time. When you are ready to eat, just give the salad a shake and enjoy. Feel free to change up the ingredients of the salad. Just remember to always place the greens at the top of the jar to keep them from coming into contact with the dressing.

4 tbsp        Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette (see below)
1/4 cup      diced red onion 
1 cup         chopped apples
1 cup         shredded carrot
1/4 cup      walnuts
1 cup         cooked red quinoa
1 cup         cooked black beans, drained and rinsed if canned
2 cups       spinach or arugula
1. Find 2 wide-mouth 32-oz mason jars with tight-fitting lids.
2. Pour half the dressing into the bottom of each jar, then add onions, beans and apples so they can marinate. 
3. Add carrots, walnuts, quinoa and, at the very top, spinach or arugula. 
4. Shake well just before serving to coat ingredients.
Makes 2 servings.
Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette 
3 tbsp         extra-virgin olive oil
3 tbsp         apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp         water
1 tsp           dried basil
2 tbsp         raw honey
1⁄4 tsp         pink rock salt or grey sea salt
2 cloves      garlic, roasted, or 1 clove raw garlic, crushed
1. Place all ingredients into a blender and blend for about 30 seconds. Use immediately or store in a jar for 1 to 2 weeks.