For these chopped salad jars, I’ve started with a layer of white balsamic-Dijon vinaigrette, then scooped in cooked bulgur wheat, a mess of vegetables and chickpeas, some roasted turkey breast, cubed mozzarella cheese, and a dried fruit and seed mixture. Breaking the rules, nutritiously and deliciously.
Psst – for some great tips on how to pack a perfect mason jar salad, check out this tutorial from The Kitchn.
Chopped Salad Jars with White Balsamic-Dijon Vinaigrette
- 1/3 cup bulgur wheat
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 4 ounces cooked turkey breast, cubed
- 4 ounces mozzarella cheese, cubed
- 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, quartered
- 1/2 cup chopped English cucumber
- 1/4 cup chopped red onion
- 6 tablespoons Naturebox Tuscan Summer Mix or chopped mixed nuts
- In medium saucepan, bring 1 cup water to boil over medium-high heat. Stir in bulgur wheat. Reduce heat to medium; cook until bulgur is tender, or about 10 to 12 minutes. Drain off any remaining liquid. Spread bulgur in a single layer on a rimmed baking pan; transfer to freezer to chill for 10 minutes or until cool.
- Meanwhile, make the vinaigrette: In a small bowl, whisk together mustard, vinegar, salt and pepper. While whisking, slowly drizzle in oil until all oil is incorporated.
- Divide vinaigrette between 4 pint-sized mason jars. Divide cooled bulgur wheat over vinaigrette. Layer remaining ingredients, ending with Tuscan Summer Mix.Top with lids and refrigerate up to 5 days.
I originally developed this recipe for the NatureBox blog.
Want more salad jar ideas? Check out these other portable, fun lunch recipes!
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