Salad in a Jar

YIELD 4 servings

Ingredients

1 cup pearl barley
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind
2 1/2 cups vegetable broth or water
1 carrot, grated
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons bottled Italian vinaigrette dressing
1/2 cup grape tomato halves
1 cup fresh spinach leaves
1/2 cup sliced button mushrooms

Instructions

1. Combine barley, lemon rind and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, covered, 35 to 40 minutes. Add carrot and salt. Stir and let cool completely before layering in jars.

2. To assemble, place 3 tablespoons salad dressing in bottom of 2 (1-pint) jars. Layer half the barley mixture, half the tomatoes, half the spinach, then half the mushrooms. Repeat layers.

Recipe by Steven Petusevskywith photography by Teresa Blackburn. This recipe originally appeared asSalad in a Jar onRelish.com.

For more salad recipes on relish.com, check out the following:

Easy and Light Cobb Salad

Easy Five Ingredient Caesar Salad

Easy Kale Salad

67 comments

Nancy Gizuk
Nancy Gizuk3 years ago

With a few modifications, this might will become a lunchtime staple for me. Yum

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Roxana Saez
Roxana Saez3 years ago

TYFS

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Elena T.
Elena Poensgen3 years ago

Thank you :)

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Rani Lyons
Rani Lyons3 years ago

Awesome! :)

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Marianne R.
Marianne R3 years ago

Thanks for sharing

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Theresa Robinson
Theresa Robinson3 years ago

INTERESTING! I'LL STICK TO A SALAD BOWL!!! Thanks. Theresa Robinson

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Jana DiCarlo
Jana DiCarlo3 years ago

good looking presentation , pretty idea

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Tanya W.
Tanya W3 years ago

Now this does look good

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Tanya W.
Tanya W3 years ago

Noted thanks

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Dianne D.
Dianne D3 years ago

I like the idea. I'll have to experiment with this. Sounds like a lot of dressing and I don't really like Italian dressing so I'll try my olive oil and vinegar.

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