Had a few friends coming for lunch so I cooked up the idea for this mason jar salad bar. You all know I am a bit mason jar obsessed, so this is right up my alley.
I put out 2 kinds of greens…romaine, and some sissou spinach from my garden.
Then I filled mason jars with all kinds of toppings…carrot, celery, cucumber, olives, currants, watermelon radish, red radish, walnuts, sunflower seeds, sliced almonds.
Also whipped up some balsamic vinaigrette in a mason jar as well to carry out the theme. Everyone loved it and got just the salad they wanted. I also put out a cutting board with cubes of my shallot baked chicken thighs to add on top of the salad, and I had a pot of my butternut squash soup on the stove to serve in mugs. You can even whip up batch of mason jar lemonade to serve with your meal…I made some and then forgot to serve it!
Everything was prepared ahead which made it a super easy meal for company.
I even used what was left to pack a salad for tomorrow’s lunch and I froze the leftover chicken in 1/2 pint mason jars for a few future meals…bonus!