Tote along this super healthy, easy, and delicious Mason Jar Kaley Barley Salad with Turmeric Vinaigrette to work, trips, or picnics.
Mason jars are perfect for canning and preserving, but these handy glass jars can go far beyond this functional task. Mason jars have been repurposed for household décor, drinking glasses, and yes, portable containers for packing salads, such as this healthy, nutritious meal-in-a-jar, featuring kale, barley, chickpeas, tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes, and a flavorful turmeric vinaigrette.
The steps to layering your Mason jar salad are perhaps the most crucial part of the packing process. First goes the dressing, followed by the vegetables, grains and beans, leafy greens, and crunchy nuts. If you follow this order, the ingredients stay separated just enough to avoid getting soggy. When you’re ready to eat, screw on the lid, give it a good shake, and pour the salad into a bowl, or just eat it straight out of the jar! Follow my How to Make a Mason Jar Salad guide which comes with step-by-step instructions, and a Mix and Match Salad ingredients guide to help you get even more creative with your portable salad fixings.