Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Caprese Salad in a Jar

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I brought home the ingredients for caprese salad; of course, we just couldn't leave well enough alone. This salad-in-jars recipe is basic, but the results are pretty and fun; may the ridiculous appeal of serving all sorts of food in jars live on this summer for many salads to come.

Caprese Salad in a Jar

2 cups of arugula
1/2 cup green basil (leaves only)
1/2 cup purple basil (leaves only)
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
mini bocconcini

For the dressing:
2 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
a drop of honey
Maldon salt
cracked black pepper

One ingredient at a time, layer first the arugula then the 2 basils, tomatoes, and bocconcini in 4 jars. Set open jars in the fridge to chill. Next, whisk all ingredients of the dressing together. When you're ready to serve the salads, take the jars out of the fridge, drizzle the dressing on top of the salads, close the lids, and tell whoever's eating with you to shake it up to mix everything together and then enjoy it straight from the jar immediately!

For more crazy caprese ideas, check out our caprese tart.


  1. Yes! Salad in jars for everyone!

  2. Not only do I love the salad...but putting the salad in a jar..genius! a beautifully shaped jar at that. Thanks for the idea. p

  3. What a neat idea! This would make for an easily portable salad for picnics or lunch at work. I love it. Are the white bits in the picture pieces of mozzarella?

  4. E-

    Yes! Bocconcini is small balls of buffalo mozzarella.

  5. Simple, delicious and portable. Love.

  6. wouldn't that make the salad soggy? I like crispy salad.

  7. We take this or panzanella in jars to the beach its amaaze ;) rock on chubbasistas xxo

  8. Thanks DBT!

    Hey, CG, you eat it right away (see recipe direc.) so it's good and cold. Jar's really just for a cute effect.


  9. salad is my favorite food, because it makes me healthier. and the price is also cheap ...

  10. Cute factor aside - what a wonderful way to portion control as well as work with not against the environment!

  11. Very unique. It's my first time to read about it.

  12. It's encouraging to witness this. then we'll really have something
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