It’s July, and not only does that bring peak summer weather, the summer produce season is in full swing! Want to know what to do with all those delicious summer fruits and veggies? We have the best fresh salad in a jar recipes ideal for your weekday lunches.
Not only that, if you’re local in the Warsaw and Winona Lake area, make sure you don’t miss out on the local farmers’ markets this summer. Both markets are held on Saturday mornings and showcase a wonderful variety of local produce and other artisan goods.
While many of us enjoy salads during the summer months, you might wonder what’s so special about salads in a jar. Of course, it’ll give you a trendy photo to share on social media, but mason jar salads are actually a fantastic way to enjoy summer veggies and fruits!
Because of the unique way you layer a salad in a jar, it preserves freshness longer, so you can make them ahead and enjoy them all week long. It’s also the perfect to-go container for lunch on the go or at work.
The Key Is In The Layers
What really makes a salad like this work well is the way you layer the ingredients. The best rule of thumb is to layer ingredients in order based on their moisture content, otherwise, you risk your salad getting soggy.
Our recommendation for layering the perfect salad in a jar is:
There are endless combinations you can make when it comes to jarred salads, and they’re delicious to enjoy year-round. Take your weekday lunch routine to a new level by making your own salad dressings that highlight our delicious local summer produce!
Not sure where to start? Ask our experts at The Olive Branch to recommend the best oils and vinegars for your dressings. You can even schedule a tasting with us to find the right one!
The Olive Branch is dedicated to providing premium extra virgin olive oils, balsamic, and wine vinegars at our storefront in The Village at Winona in Winona Lake, Indiana, and through our online shop.