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 Petusevsky with photography by Teresa Blackburn. This recipe originally appeared as Salad in a Jar on Relish.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 Gizuk1 years ago

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

Roxana Saez
Roxana Saez1 years ago

TYFS

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen1 years ago

Thank you :)

Rani Lyons
Rani Lyons1 years ago

Awesome! :)

Marianne R.
Marianne R.1 years ago

Thanks for sharing

Theresa Robinson
Theresa Robinson1 years ago

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

Jana DiCarlo
Jana DiCarlo1 years ago

good looking presentation , pretty idea

Tanya W.
Tanya W.1 years ago

Now this does look good

Tanya W.
Tanya W.1 years ago

Noted thanks

Dianne D.
Dianne D.1 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.