When I saw this idea on Pinterest, I knew I had to give it a try. I love a good salad for lunch, but usually don’t have time to put a good one together every day. I’ve tried making them ahead, but I hate to have veggies that are even a little wilted or soggy.
I was skeptical about this one. But I had my fingers crossed.
I decided to test them out for 7 whole days before sharing this with you. And I’m thrilled to say that even on day 7 the salad was as good as the day it was made. In a word, Perfection.
The secret is in the layering.
You want to have the dressing at the bottom.
Cover it with some crunchy vegetables like shredded carrots or celery.
Then goes the cucumbers, tomatoes, cheese, etc.
With a top layer of lettuce.
Just be sure to keep the softer veggies away from the salad dressing, and the lettuce at the very top. I used Wide Mouth Quart Jars, which can be found in many stores for around $10-$12 per dozen.
I also cooked some bacon and boiled some eggs so they were ready to go in the refrigerator. You can find dozens of salad ideas by searching through the Pinterest pins.
Treat yourself to some homemade ranch dressing while you’re at it! It will change your life 🙂