Happy Friday!! Recently Mr. Right and I went on a road trip, and I decided to pack our lunch. Lucky for us that I did that because along the way we needed to get a tire repaired. While we were waiting, I pulled out the cooler, and by the time they were finished with our tire, we were finished with lunch. So, we didn’t actually lose any road time.
Since we are eating healthy most of the time these days, I decided to make Salads in Jars. This is Mr. Right’s.
I didn’t need as much as he, so I put my salad in an old-fashioned pint-size jar with a zinc lid. The recipe is very easy. I baked some bone-in chicken breasts (those are the ones the Barefoot Contessa recommends for more flavor.) I let them cool and removed the meat from the bone. Then I chopped up cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, and some yellow peppers. I layered these ingredients in the jars along with some chick peas and feta cheese. I popped the jars into the cooler before we left the house and they were still nice and cool when it was lunch time.
For the salad dressing I mixed some mayo with buttermilk, dill, salt, pepper, and chopped garlic. I put these ingredients in a small jar, and when it was time to pour the dressing over our salads, the flavors had blended nicely. If you are looking for an easy and nourishing pack and go lunch, this is it. Enjoy!!