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Salad in a Jar

Salad in a Jar

YIELD 4 servings


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


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

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2:44AM PDT on Jun 18, 2014

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

7:16PM PDT on Jun 13, 2014


12:45PM PDT on Jun 10, 2014

Thank you :)

3:54PM PDT on Jun 8, 2014

Awesome! :)

5:51AM PDT on Jun 8, 2014

Thanks for sharing

11:49AM PDT on Jun 7, 2014


11:04AM PDT on Jun 7, 2014

good looking presentation , pretty idea

4:31AM PDT on Jun 7, 2014

Now this does look good

4:31AM PDT on Jun 7, 2014

Noted thanks

11:23PM PDT on Jun 6, 2014

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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This would be one great way to use up packing peanuts!

That was so adorable! thanks for sharing!!!

Thanks for sharing:)


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