Salad in a Jar

by Mimi & Vera LevinTastemakers in Residence

It’s summertime and the weather is finally nice again. A long winter left us all cooped up inside, and it’s time to enjoy some fresh air with friends. Instead of rushing from work into a restaurant for a quick bite with your pals, why not take advantage of the longer and warmer days by making a picnic to enjoy outside? Rather than pre-made, store-bought goodies, spice up your picnic with your own fresh and simple summer recipes? Aannnnnd, to make it even easier (and more portable), how about putting everything into jars? Not only is this idea practical, but it is super cute for a girl’s night out?

Here are some ideas for portable picnic fare: Appetizer: Cilantro-Lime Cocktail Shrimp---Dinner: Salad in a Jar---Dessert: Key Lime Pie---Drink: Mojito



Mixed greens
1 red pepper, chopped
2 radishes, cut into small pieces
1 package cherry tomatoes, halved
½ cucumber, diced
2 hard boiled eggs, sliced thinly
¼ cup sunflower seeds

Dressing: We like Bolthouse Farms Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing


  1. Mix all ingredients together and place in the jar.
  2. When you're ready to eat, add the dressing. 

Grab your picnic blankets, its time to invite your girlfriends for a fun, new twist on dinner.