This jar salad is so full of freshness, it makes me want to sing!
Food is supposed to make us feel good! So often today, the food that makes us feel “good” is not good for us. We have been inundated with ads and media from food manufacturers that tell us a food will make us happy.
Food that truly makes a person happy is the food that supports every cell of the body. Food that your body recognizes and knows what to do with. Pure, real, unprocessed food. It makes us feel good and look good. It gives us energy, and makes our skin glow and hair shine. It promotes longevity and prevents disease. Our bodies are like a very intricate computer that communicates with all the different components. We don’t want to confuse it by putting in artificial food that we weren’t made to process.
You can make this jar salad to pack for lunch, or make a larger version of it for another meal to share. It keeps well also! After a day in the refrigerator, the flavors meld even more!
PEACHY JAR SALAD WITH GINGER VINAIGRETTE
Ingredients for the Salad:
1 Cup of Ripe Tomato (Your favorite, any color. I used Heirloom)
1 Ripe and Juicy Peach (sliced and tossed with a tsp. fresh Lime Juice to prevent browning)
1/2 Cup of Watermelon (cubed)
1/2 Cup of Cucumber (cubed)
2 Green Onions (thinly sliced)
1/4 Cup Raw Pecans
1/4 Cup Green Pepper (diced)
This makes a 1/2 Cup of dressing, so you will have extra!
1/3 Cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tablespoons of Fresh Lime Juice
2 Teaspoons of Fresh, Minced Ginger
1/2 Teaspoon of Minced Jalapeno Pepper
1/4 Teaspoon Himalayan Pink Salt or Sea Salt
1/8 Teaspoon of Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Directions: Puree the Vinaigrette ingredients thoroughly in a blender.
To assemble your salad: Use a generous glass jar that holds 4 cups. You can also make two smaller jar salads with pint jars, which hold two cups each.
Place two tablespoons of Ginger Vinaigrette in the bottom of the jar.
Add the other prepared ingredients in the following order from bottom to top:
- Green onion
- Green Pepper
Seal your jar, and refrigerate until ready to eat! You have made sunshine in a bottle.
Before eating, toss your salad gently by inverting the jar several times to coat the salad with the dressing. Remove lid and enjoy.
*I used organic ingredients
Eat Your Nutrients! Don’t settle for less. It makes All The Difference!