salad in a jar

I guess this one isn’t so much of a recipe, more a different way of doing something to make it more interesting, and a salad in a jar actually keeps a few days in the fridge*! This also makes it really handy for taking to work, or if you have a busy routine at home and don’t have time to stand chopping salad for making your lunch during the day, you can make 2 or 3 of these salad in a jar up on a night time, then they can be taken from the fridge and either enjoyed straight from the jar or poured out on to a plate. Best of all, it is completely syn free*!

You can use salad ingredients you would most likely already have in so you don’t need to buy anything special, but the following are the ingredients I usually use.


  • Hellman’s Fat Free Vinaigrette (or any other fat free/low syn dressing)
  • grated carrot
  • sliced cucumber
  • sliced tomato
  • diced yellow pepper
  • sweetcorn
  • sliced baby gherkins
  • sliced radish
  • pickled onions
  • sliced spring onions
  • shredded lettuce
  • wafer thin ham, shredded (or any other meat)
  • sliced boiled egg


  • Pour some vinaigrette into the bottom* of a clean, large mason jar with an airtight lid with a rubber seal. This is important for it to stay as fresh as possible for a few days.
  • Layer your salad ingredients, starting with the wet ingredients first; so carrot, cucumber, tomato etc.
  • Place the shredded lettuce on top, making sure it doesn’t come into contact with the dressing.
  • When ready to eat, pour onto a plate and add the ham and egg (you could also put these in the jar but I pack mine so much that they don’t fit!).
  • Enjoy!

salad in a jar

salad in a jar

– If adding a dressing or vinaigrette to the salad in a jar, the jar must be kept upright so that the dressing doesn’t come into contact with the lettuce, as it will shorten its shelf life.
– The salad in a jar will keep fresh for 2 or 3 days in the fridge as long as the jar isn’t opened.
– On Slimming World it is syn free if you use the stated vinaigrette, or another fat free dressing.


I'm Stacey, in my (very) early 30's, from a small village in North Lincolnshire. I'm a stay at home mum to two boys and a mental dog. You'll find me blogging mainly about food & lifestyle with a bit of random thrown in.

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