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
Directions:
  • 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

7 comments:

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

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

      Delete
  2. This comment has been removed by the author.

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

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    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!

      Delete