Salad to Go!

Today, I’m sharing a tip about making salad for sack lunches.

Have you ever tried to pack a salad for a sack lunch, and pre-dress it, but then discover that, hours later, your lettuce is limp and soggy? Yuck! Usually they turn out pretty gross if packed ahead.

Well, lately, I’ve been taking some pretty great salads to work – and yes, they’re pre-dressed, and they taste great! My coworkers in the lunch room look jealously on as I reveal my salad. Here’s what I do:

1. Make an easy salad dressing. Below, I’ve just used a little bit of olive oil, lemon juice, and an herb mix called Saucy Ranch seasoning. I just put those ingredients in the bottom of the container. Then I washed and added grape tomatoes and kalamata olives. 

2. Last, I add lettuce to the top. And I DO NOT stir it or shake it until I am ready to eat it! The oil and the lemon juice stay nicely on the bottom of the container, with the seasonings, unless my container falls or something.

3. When I’m ready to eat it, I turn the container with my salad in it upside down and shake it pretty vigorously, then open it, and voila! My yummy, pre-dressed salad. (The nice thing is, I don’t even have to carry a separate little container with salad dressing in it – which I do sometimes anyway.)

So, this is what works for me!

Published in: on October 21, 2008 at 6:35 pm  Comments (5)  
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  1. Ingenious! Thank you.

  2. This is a really great idea!

  3. What a great idea! Thanks for the tip. I don’t have to take a lunch with me often, but when I do, I am trying to be a better salad eater.

  4. Sounds like a good idea. I do love to bring salad to work. I just usually put each ingredient in a baggy and then assemble it at works.

  5. Salad dressing on the bottom, what a brilliant idea! I’ll have to tell my daughter about this one. She does Weight Watchers and I bet she could use this tip for lunches she brings to work.

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