fresh salad jar

recipe  25th March 2015 by

Feast your eyes on our deliciously portable and healthy fresh salad jar, perfect for taking into work if you’re trying to get more fruit, vegetables and plant-based protein into your life. All you need is a jar or Tupperware pot and your fresh seasonal ingredients!

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here's how you build your jar...

Dressing – lemon juice, honey and torn mint leaves (our nutritionist’s fave)
Sturdy veg – red peppers and sugar-snap peas, or cucumber
Complex carbs – quinoa, or brown rice or sweet potato
Leafy greens – spinach, or pak choi or pea shoots
Graze goodies – we recommend mixed nuts, seeds and dried fruit


  • 1 juiced lemon
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 10 torn mint leaves
  • 1 chopped red pepper
  • sugar snap peas
  • 100 g cooked mixed grains
  • 50 g raw spinach
  • 1 punnet natural energy nuts
  • 1 punnet omega booster seeds
  • 1 punnet graze bountiful berries


Pour in your dressing and use sturdy veg for the base. These ingredients won’t absorb any of your dressing. Add shredded citrus fruit for some zing.

Pad out the middle with lighter bits. Layer on your carb of choice before covering it with some leafy greens as a moisture barrier.

Add the nutritious graze layer. Get that extra flavour and crunch with a punnet of graze – whether it be nuts, seeds or dried fruit.

Then all there’s left to do is secure the lid and refrigerate until hungry. To serve, just pour your delicious homemade salad into a bowl.

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By Jess, graze nutritionist.

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