Cooking Tip: Salad in a Jar

I came across an article awhile back about doing salads in a jar and have finally gotten around to it!

I chose to do a Thai Beef Salad in a Jar and it worked great. It’s super simple and a perfect way to take a healthy lunch to work.


  • Prepare your salad as per normal (you can find my Thai Beef Salad Recipe here)
  • Add the dressing to the bottom of the jar
  • Next add the meat
  • Toss together all other ingredients, except salad leaves, and add to jar
  • Top with plenty of salad leaves
  • Seal the jar and refrigerate

Assuming all your ingredients are super fresh when you make your salad, it should last for up to 5 days in the fridge.

It’s really important to have your dressing as far away from the salad leaves, so that they stay fresh and don’t go soggy. When you’re ready to eat your salad you can either use a fork and eat straight from the jar, or empty the contents in to a bowl.


Would love to hear more ideas for salads in a jar – please leave a comment below. 

Alison Clinch

Alison Clinch has 20 years marketing experience gained in small and medium size business. She is especially passionate about supporting local communities, communications, and brand management. In her role with The Free Range Butcher Alison is responsible for the company’s branding, promotion, advertising and website. Her experience in the kitchen and passion for good food also brings refreshing new ideas for our recipe suggestions. Initially working alongside her husband Ben at the farmers markets, Alison is more ‘behind the scenes’ now, and keeping busy with two young apprentices’ / kids, Tom and Georgia.

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