Rainbow Salad in a Jar
This customizable recipe can be a fun activity to do with kids or your new go to for a healthy and aesthetic lunch!
One red vegetable(e.g. bell pepper, beets, tomato)
One orange/yellow vegetable(e.g. corn, summer squash, pumpkin)
one green vegetable(e.g. mixed greens, asparagus, bok choy)
one purple/blue vegetable(e.g. purple cabbage, purple daikon)
one white/brown vegetable(e.g. fennel, mushroom)
1-2 tablespoons dressing of your choice
This recipe is adaptable to the seasons so that you can use whatever vegetables correspond to these colors that are available to you. You can also adjust how many you want to make based on your needs, they keep well in the fridge for a couple of days if you want to make some ahead of time. The purpose of creating a rainbow of colors is not merely aesthetic, we say that we should “eat the rainbow” because each color has an associated health benefit! Red vegetables are generally good for heart health, yellow or orange vegetables promote eye health, green vegetables provide a boost of minerals, purple and blue vegetables are good for your brain, and white or brown vegetables aid your immune system.
1. Dice each veggie and set aside.
2. Place a tbsp of dressing at the bottom of your jar. Then place 1-2 spoonfuls of each veggie in your mason jar. Finally, add some mixed greens on top and screw on the lid! Do not shake until you are ready to eat! The dressing needs to stay the bottom to keep the leaves from wilting.
Yield: 1 servings