Basic Jar Salad & a Waterfall!

Today my sister and I went for a hike to a waterfall in the beautiful Connecticut town she lives in. For lunch we enjoyed super easy, really tasty garden mason jar salads!


I tend to think that mason jars come in super handy- particularly when traveling. They are easy to clean, and are really sturdy. These are the quart size…This salad is pretty basic and you could really swap out the dressing or any of the veggies you like in your own favorite basic salad or whatever is in season. Since I’m at my sister’s, anything that I can get that is pre-made makes things much easier so the dressing is just a fresh bottle of store bought lemon garlic bottle my sister originally got for her whole 30 diet.


  • Your favorite store bought dressing
  • Sturdy vegetables- here’s what I used:
    • Cherry Tomatoes
    • Cucumbers
    • Carrots
  • Romain Lettuce
  • Optional: For some extra protein you could add some feta cheese or tofu… or both 🙂


In a clean jar pour some dressing- less than half an inch. Cut your vegetables and put them in the jar. Wash, check, and cut your lettuce and fill the jar. Then seal it up and keep it upright until you are ready to eat it. When you are ready for lunch, flip the jar and shake it up. Then you can either dump your salad onto a plate or, eat it like we did, right from the jar 🙂



And we had a great view with our salads… Certainly made the hike worth it 🙂




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