Monday, July 27, 2009

Picnic Salad in Glass Jars

Want a great picnic idea? Nothing is more fun than sitting on a blanket and enjoying a layered salad in a glass jar. I got this idea years ago from Southern Living magazine and it is my "go to" item for picnic dinners.

Simply fill glass jars with:
  • lettuce
  • tomatoes
  • diced orange bell pepper
  • chick peas
  • black olives
  • cucumber chunks
  • steamed green beans
  • cooked bacon pieces
  • and slivers of Parmesan cheese
Take along a few salad dressings and when the time comes, let your guests add their choice of dressing and shake! It is a delicious dinner every time. I also served marinated grilled chicken breasts and crusty French bread. Clean-up is a breeze...simply snap the lids shut and tuck the jars away in the picnic basket. Voila!

1 comment:

Kimmers said...

OMG! I love it. But don't forget a big strong Man to carry the heavy picnic basket! :-)