Monday, July 16, 2012

Poppy Apple Salad in a Jar

Sweet, creamy poppy seed dressing, smooth edamame, crispy apples, bright spinach, and toasty sunflower seeds make for an amazing (and filling) salad.

With all of the salads-in-jars floating around the internet these days, I thought I should try it out! I made two different kinds, but only one turned out so that's the one I'll share-- it's the one on the left. Lucky for you guys, the one that did turn out was uh-maze-ing. This one also packs a whopping 13 grams of protein-- quite a bit for a salad, which makes it filling enough for a meal. Without further ado, here's the recipe!

Poppy Apple Salad in a Jar
serves 1

Ingredients in order bottom to top:
  • creamy poppy seed dressing (Briana's is good, and so is Ken's lite)
  • 1/2 cup shelled edamame (the kind I get is in the frozen section-- just run under warm water in a colander to defrost)
  • 1/2 red delicious apple, diced
  • 1-2 crimini mushrooms (optional)
  • 1 T minced red onion
  • about 1 cup spinach, torn
  • 2 T roasted sunflower seeds
  • Just layer everything in order in a 32 oz. mason jar (I reuse ones that salsa and peanut butter come in).
  • Store in the fridge for up to 5 days. If making this ahead of time, you can easily make as many salad jars as you want and save in the fridge for later in the week-- just make sure the jars don't get tipped over or you'll have soggy lettuce!
  • When ready to eat, just shake it up and enjoy!

cals: 325kcal | fat: 17.77g | carbs: 29.32g | prot: 13.09g


  1. This looks nummy! Can't wait to try it!

    1. Thanks! I'd love to hear how it turned out!

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  3. Do you have a problem with the Apples turning brown?
    Great recipes!!

    1. Thanks! I haven't had that problem but I normally eat them within a day or two. Not sure how long it would last, but sprinkling your apple pieces with a little lemon juice might help make it last longer!