I attended a lovely ladies’ luncheon today at the Center for the Arts, and the star of the meal was a salad in a jar! Each person was given a vintage-style square jar (apparently purchased at Hobby Lobby) with a ribbon tied in a bow just below the lid. The contents of the jar was a layered salad, including the dressing. Each diner was instructed to shake her jar and then “pour” it on her lunch plate.
I scoured the internet when I returned home today, hoping to find a link to the idea and recipe to display in my post. No luck though. Here are the ingredients, from what I can recall…
- crumbled cornbread
- shredded chicken
- diced red and yellow bell peppers
- diced red onion
- grated white cheddar cheese
- dressing made of sour cream, mayo, and ranch mix
The B and B owner who served this meal said that you should build your salad in layers in the jar the night before you plan to serve it. A similar layered salad recipe I ran across gave these directions: “Put half the cornbread, then 1/2 of above mixture (lettuce through cheese), then 1/2 dressing, then repeat. Refrigerate overnight.”
The jar looked like the one pictured below and (I think) held 32 ounces. I couldn’t find any for sale on the internet, so it looks like I might have to make a trip to Hobby Lobby. Sigh. I am soooooooooo disappointed to have to shop!