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A collection of more than 60 illustrated recipes for simple-to-prepare salads, dressings, breakfasts, and snacks to take on the go. The solution to the lunchtime salad rut, Salad in a Jar provides healthy, easy alternatives to dissatisfying or overpriced grab-and-go meals. These nutritionally balanced recipes are perfect for making ahead. Anna Helm Baxter reveals the keys t A collection of more than 60 illustrated recipes for simple-to-prepare salads, dressings, breakfasts, and snacks to take on the go. The solution to the lunchtime salad rut, Salad in a Jar provides healthy, easy alternatives to dissatisfying or overpriced grab-and-go meals. These nutritionally balanced recipes are perfect for making ahead. Anna Helm Baxter reveals the keys to layering ingredients to maximize freshness and texture for a hearty and satisfying dish or snack. Tips and tricks include instructions on designing salads in a jar with recipes for raw salads, side salads, meal salads, snacks, and desserts.


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A collection of more than 60 illustrated recipes for simple-to-prepare salads, dressings, breakfasts, and snacks to take on the go. The solution to the lunchtime salad rut, Salad in a Jar provides healthy, easy alternatives to dissatisfying or overpriced grab-and-go meals. These nutritionally balanced recipes are perfect for making ahead. Anna Helm Baxter reveals the keys t A collection of more than 60 illustrated recipes for simple-to-prepare salads, dressings, breakfasts, and snacks to take on the go. The solution to the lunchtime salad rut, Salad in a Jar provides healthy, easy alternatives to dissatisfying or overpriced grab-and-go meals. These nutritionally balanced recipes are perfect for making ahead. Anna Helm Baxter reveals the keys to layering ingredients to maximize freshness and texture for a hearty and satisfying dish or snack. Tips and tricks include instructions on designing salads in a jar with recipes for raw salads, side salads, meal salads, snacks, and desserts.

30 review for Salad in a Jar: 68 Recipes for Salads and Dressings [a Cookbook]

  1. 5 out of 5

    Deborah

    I'm always on the lookout for healthy lunch options and I love salad so this seemed a good choice of book for me. I loved this book, way more than I expected. It's well written and laid out, it gives clear instructions and the recipes are followed by a picture so you can see exactly what it will/should look like. I found this worked a lot better on my iPad than my kindle for one thing the pictures were in colour. It starts as you'd expect with an introduction explaining why jars are a good idea, it I'm always on the lookout for healthy lunch options and I love salad so this seemed a good choice of book for me. I loved this book, way more than I expected. It's well written and laid out, it gives clear instructions and the recipes are followed by a picture so you can see exactly what it will/should look like. I found this worked a lot better on my iPad than my kindle for one thing the pictures were in colour. It starts as you'd expect with an introduction explaining why jars are a good idea, it lists the equipment you will need and explains how to go about designing your own, which layer goes first etc. There's then a small section on grains, fruit and vegetables. Dressing are next and we're given a picture of the ingredients, a list of ingredients, a picture of the completed dressing and then the instructions for each one. Balsamic Vinaigrette Lemon Vinaigrette Tahini Zinger French Vinaigrette Thai Pick-Me-Up Caesar Dressing Green Goddess Red Wine Vinaigrette Apple Cider Vinaigrette Creamy Dressing Almond Miso Dressing The dressings look gorgeous, I'm quite fussy when it comes to dressing my salads but I'm going to try every one of these. The next section covers raw food. 'A raw food diet promises a wide array of health benefits, from weight loss to lower blood pressure. In this chapter you will find salads that are raw and vegan while also being nutrient-dense, colorful, and delicious. All of the recipes in this chapter are made in pint (2-cup) jars.' And again we're given a picture of the ingredients, a picture of the completed salad in the jar and then the assembly instructions with the time it takes to make. Kale,Avocado, Pomegranate, and Tahini Veggie Draw Radish, Carrot, and Baby Kale Crunchy Cabbage Topsy-Turvy Southeast Asian Squash and Lemon The small jar section is next again with the same clear instructions and pictures. Super Green Salad Figs and Blue Cheese Sprouts, Parmesan, and Pecans Greens, Feta, Blueberries, and Walnuts Celery and Parmesan Lemon Summer Squash Noodles Arugula, Fennel, and Parmesan Celery Root and Beet Remoulade Broccoli Rabe, Kale, and Kamut Black Bean and Corn Watermelon,Tomato, and Feta Lima Bean, Pomegranate, and Pesto Grilled Pepper, Beans, and Goat Cheese Strawberry, Poppy Seed, and Halloumi Smoked Salmon, Capers, and Watercress Grapefruit, Pistachio, and Watercress Asparagus Mimosa Tabbouleh Tomato, Mozzarella, and Arugula Wheat Berry, Apple, and Date Tuna, Fennel, and White Bean The large jar is the same Chicken and Kale Caesar Niçoise and Buckwheat Smoked Salmon, Quinoa, and Tzatziki Fattoush Cobb Salad Asian Chicken Coronation Chicken Curry Lentils with Eggplant and Raisins Falafel Salad Wild Rice and Nectarine Farro with Grapes and Lima Beans Peach, Quinoa, and Dandelion Salmon and Spelt Summer Grill Pinto Bean, Broccoli, and Escarole Kale, Sweet Potato, and Barley Waldorf Pea, Fava, and Kamut Sweet-and-Sour Butternut Squash Roasted Cauliflower Greek Salad Sweet and Creamy Quinoa Shiitake, Cranberries, and Lentils It ends with some sweet recipes and the index. Overnight Oats Plum Parfait Coconut, Chia, and Berry Jar Quinoa and Blackberry Bowl Tropical Fruit Mix-Up Date, Strawberry, and Brazil Nut Jar This is a fabulous book I've already tried the balsamic dressing on the strawberry, poppy seed and halloumi and it was so good and I can't wait to try out more I'm thinking the creamy dressing on the ???? The options are nearly endless. I voluntarily read a review copy kindly provided by NetGalley

  2. 5 out of 5

    The Candid Cover (Olivia & Lori)

    Have you got the desire and a few extra minutes to prepare a quick and nutritious lunch? This is one cookbook that I can honestly say will satisfy your need to eat healthier and not demand too much of your time. Salad in a Jar gives its readers ideas and solutions that are not only tasty, but relatively easy to prepare. The beautiful illustrations and simple instructions make this book a must-have for anyone wanting to shake up their lunch routine. What is really amazing to me about Salad in a Ja Have you got the desire and a few extra minutes to prepare a quick and nutritious lunch? This is one cookbook that I can honestly say will satisfy your need to eat healthier and not demand too much of your time. Salad in a Jar gives its readers ideas and solutions that are not only tasty, but relatively easy to prepare. The beautiful illustrations and simple instructions make this book a must-have for anyone wanting to shake up their lunch routine. What is really amazing to me about Salad in a Jar, is the method that Helm Baxter describes to create these salads. After you understand the simple layering technique, any recipe can be used. This is very exciting to me, as there are many times that I have tried to take a salad for lunch and found that it was soggy or just not as fresh once lunchtime hits. Also, the 10 minutes that it takes to prepare the most complicated recipe is quite doable and can be sped up with a little preparation the night before. There are so many different types of recipes that vegetarians and those who prefer a little more protein in their meal will be able to find something enjoyable to prepare. The ingredients for the salads and dressings that I created were all sourced from my local grocery store and were quite reasonably priced. Considering that I would spend more on take-out, this is considerable savings. A gorgeous recipe book that is packed full of ideas and recipes for eating well, Salad in a Jar is my new favourite cookbook. I have always looked forward to the lunch hour, but knowing that I will have something delicious and good for me is a bonus. If you are looking for a new and easy way to change up the way you do lunch, I highly recommend Salad in a Jar.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Cheryl La Pa

    This is a fantastic recipe book to have at hand. The salads have been a big hit with my family for lunches. Besides being quick & easy to prepare, and tasting delicious, all of the salad recipes are nutritionally sound, incorporating lots of fresh vegetables, heart-healthy fats, and whole grains. There are also recipes for salad dressings, raw food salads, breakfasts, desserts and snacks. I love that the recipes are versatile - I can use different dressings with each salad, as well as replace or This is a fantastic recipe book to have at hand. The salads have been a big hit with my family for lunches. Besides being quick & easy to prepare, and tasting delicious, all of the salad recipes are nutritionally sound, incorporating lots of fresh vegetables, heart-healthy fats, and whole grains. There are also recipes for salad dressings, raw food salads, breakfasts, desserts and snacks. I love that the recipes are versatile - I can use different dressings with each salad, as well as replace or omit ingredients to suit the tastes of each family member. My favourites recipes so far are Coconut, Chia and Berry Jar; Kale, Sweet Potato and Barley salad; and Roasted Cauliflower Greek Salad.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Kris - My Novelesque Life

    (I received an ARC from the NETGALLEY) RATING: 4.5 STARS (Review Not on Blog) I have made several salads in a jar, but have done the standard: lettuce, tomato, cucumber and dressing. Summer is coming up and I want to get into salads again but need ideas and help to maintain this habit. I love how Baxter breaks it down in simple way. First, there are the jars and other equipment and prep time. Second, is the most important thing to learn, the layers. How and when you put the ingredients in seems to (I received an ARC from the NETGALLEY) RATING: 4.5 STARS (Review Not on Blog) I have made several salads in a jar, but have done the standard: lettuce, tomato, cucumber and dressing. Summer is coming up and I want to get into salads again but need ideas and help to maintain this habit. I love how Baxter breaks it down in simple way. First, there are the jars and other equipment and prep time. Second, is the most important thing to learn, the layers. How and when you put the ingredients in seems to be where I am lacking in making the perfect salad. Then there is the ingredients - the vegetables, seeds, grains, nuts, etc - and if you need to cook them - how long. The next part of the book is the recipes for salad dressing, raw, small jars and big jars. And, the part that I am interested in also trying is the sweet ends. Sweet ends refer to desserts (fruit) and breakfast (porridge). I am looking forward to trying and experimenting with this book and hopefully a cleaner way to eat.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Lara

    There is a trend to make Mason jar salads for work lunches, but I hadn't tried it. Therefore I requested an electronic version of this book for review through NetGalley. The book is simple and straightforward with a clean look. There is some basic instruction on how to layer items in a jar to maintain freshness and texture. Then the recipes begin. There are a number of salad dressing recipes that are used throughout the book. Then small salads, followed by main course salads, and then some break There is a trend to make Mason jar salads for work lunches, but I hadn't tried it. Therefore I requested an electronic version of this book for review through NetGalley. The book is simple and straightforward with a clean look. There is some basic instruction on how to layer items in a jar to maintain freshness and texture. Then the recipes begin. There are a number of salad dressing recipes that are used throughout the book. Then small salads, followed by main course salads, and then some breakfasts and desserts. Each recipe has a photo of the ingredients along with a simple list and the time needed to compile it. The next page has a photo of the compiled salad in a jar with the order in which to place the ingredients. I made the black bean and corn salad (which allowed me to make two), and the Coconut, chia and berry jar. The salad was really good with clear and bright flavors. However, there weren't directions for keeping the avocado from browning--I sprinkled mine with lime juice. The second day the avocado was starting to brown, but the salad still stated good and had maintained its texture, though was just starting to soften. The coconut, chia, and berry jar was lightly sweet, chewy, and satisfying. I made 3 or 4 jars and they kept well for several days. This is a very attractive book with clear photos. I do wish there was some additional advice in the front, such as how long salads are likely to keep (can you make them a couple days in advance, or should it be done that morning?) and other food safety tips. Most of the recipes require common grocery items, although a couple require deli or prepared items like grilled eggplant slices. While there is a range of flavors, the dressings are used for multiple salads. Overall, this is a strong introduction to making Mason jar salads for work or picnic lunches.

  6. 4 out of 5

    TheBibliotheque ♡

    For everyone of you who needs to pack a lunch everyday and wants to eat healthy without much effort: this is perfect for you. *I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* This book has everything you'll need to fix your salads in a very new and current way: a jar. Because let's face it, who doesn't like hipster trends? Nowadays, every modern and new place is bringing back the old and retro: drinks in glass jars, granny and retro tea cups... s For everyone of you who needs to pack a lunch everyday and wants to eat healthy without much effort: this is perfect for you. *I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* This book has everything you'll need to fix your salads in a very new and current way: a jar. Because let's face it, who doesn't like hipster trends? Nowadays, every modern and new place is bringing back the old and retro: drinks in glass jars, granny and retro tea cups... so why not jumping on the train and leave behind the tupper ware or plastic container. In this book you will find 68 salad recipes and several dressing combinations (I loved each and every one of them, there are some really basic and some other super refreshingly new) BUT what's most important: the author teaches you how to assemble the salad. You learn the order in which the ingredients of the salad should go in the jar, which makes super easy being innovative and make your own combinations. All in all, 100% recommended if you are a salad lover in need of some ideas for packed lunches.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Jessica M

    http://jessjustreads.com Salads in a Jar is exactly as the title suggests: easy-to-make, beautifully healthy lunches that are compact and easy to take to and from work. I read through this book because I struggle with lunches at work. I usually eat leftovers for the next night’s dinner, and not for lunch. So, I want my lunches to be either something I can quickly (and cheaply) make, or something that doesn’t cost too much to buy. I really like the idea of this book. There are over 55 illustrated re http://jessjustreads.com Salads in a Jar is exactly as the title suggests: easy-to-make, beautifully healthy lunches that are compact and easy to take to and from work. I read through this book because I struggle with lunches at work. I usually eat leftovers for the next night’s dinner, and not for lunch. So, I want my lunches to be either something I can quickly (and cheaply) make, or something that doesn’t cost too much to buy. I really like the idea of this book. There are over 55 illustrated recipes for simple-to-prepare salads, dressings, breakfasts and snacks to take on the go. There are also some desserts in the back of the book. At the beginning of the book, there are pages of dressings that you can make to go with each of the salads in the book. The easiest way for me to organise these lunches was to pick a particular dressing from the front of the book, make it, and then make all of the salads in the book that use that dressing. That way, you just need to buy the ingredients for a few select salads, and then for the dressing. The only downside to this is that you’ll be eating similar-tasting salads that entire week, given that each of them will be using the same dressing. But I imagine that’s not too much of an issue for most people. I made the Tahini Zinger dressing and then made the three salads in the book that used that dressing (all of the ingredients cost me about $25 at the supermarket, which seemed very reasonable). The salads ended up being quite big, so the three salads lasted me five lunches. Something to note about this book is that it’s most ideal for vegans, vegetarians or people who need to eat gluten free. Not a lot of these salads have meat in them. A couple include tuna, but that’s about it. And since I’m a meat-eater and was concerned that I wouldn’t be full just from what was in the recipe, I added chickpeas and some extra nuts, seeds and tuna to most of my salads. This also gave it some extra flavour and variety to the meal. You could also add some chicken into it, if you wanted to. If you were to go and make some of these salads, here are some tips: 1. The amount of dressing that the recipe makes is not the same amount that is in the picture. The recipe actually makes a fair bit less. So, I’d recommend making a double batch so you have more dressing. 2. Further to that, I recommend adding more dressing to the salad recipes. Most of them say to only use about 1-2 tablespoons of dressing, and I didn’t think that was enough (especially when some of the salads were designed to fit an entire 1L jar!) 3. Some of the ingredients can be odd things that are tricky to find in the supermarket (and sometimes they’re called different things in the store). A couple of supermarkets that I went to didn’t have all of the items that I needed, so I actually ended substituting some of the ingredients with other things that would also work. 4. Some of the salads are a little bland and very heavy on greenery, so I’d recommend maybe adding some additional things into the salad if you think you’ll find the taste too bland. Some examples of things you could add: tuna, chickpeas, cauliflower, broccoli, beans, nuts, avocado, more dressing, or carrot. 5. Some of the recipes call for pre-cooked grains, which is great if you’ve got the time. One of the recipes needed me the pre-cook for 60 minutes and I didn’t have the time, so I left that out of the recipe and put in more chickpeas, avocado and tuna. Still tasted great and I saved myself 60 minutes! 6. Ironically, I don’t own a lot of empty jars, so I just put my salads into normal containers and it worked just fine. With a few adjustments, I really enjoyed making these salads and then eating them throughout the week. I did have to add a few things in, but everyone is different and I imagine others might do the same. I’d recommend this book to professionals who have some spare time on a Sunday afternoon/night and want to save money on lunches throughout the week. The ingredients weren’t too expensive and didn’t take too long to put together.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Meredith

    Easy and quick. I could actually do this.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Kami

    Love it. The pictures are beautiful. Very inspiring.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Kate

    This is another very beautiful cookbook that I've taken out of the library several times, but I have yet to make a single recipe from. It's a gorgeous book, and the recipes look tasty, but they seem fussy, with small amounts of ingredients I often wouldn't have on-hand or use for other meals without a bunch of extra planning. This is another very beautiful cookbook that I've taken out of the library several times, but I have yet to make a single recipe from. It's a gorgeous book, and the recipes look tasty, but they seem fussy, with small amounts of ingredients I often wouldn't have on-hand or use for other meals without a bunch of extra planning.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*

    Creative blends, most of the combinations being something delicious sounding but not what you'd necessarily think of throwing together. There is the occasional odd recipe I wouldn't bother trying personally, since something like Watermelon mixed with feta cheese and tomatoes just don't jive with me, but most of these keep enough variety in the salad bowl to stop the boredom while keeping taste buds happy. There's a huge assortment - after several staple dressings (some of them a bit unique), you Creative blends, most of the combinations being something delicious sounding but not what you'd necessarily think of throwing together. There is the occasional odd recipe I wouldn't bother trying personally, since something like Watermelon mixed with feta cheese and tomatoes just don't jive with me, but most of these keep enough variety in the salad bowl to stop the boredom while keeping taste buds happy. There's a huge assortment - after several staple dressings (some of them a bit unique), you have half the book devoted to the lunch salad, and then afterward there are the "big jars" which pulls out all the big guns. Recipes such as Asian Chicken Salad uses soba noodles rather than lettuce. Really the variety is surprising. Unfortunately I doubt I'll be able to find a lot of this stuff in my local markets, nor wish to shell out the money for some of the exotic ingredients. Most of it is obtained easily enough, though, and it's always a good thing not to stick the same staples all the time from the pantry. Otherwise a salad stays just a salad. Weird to add chickpeas to a Greek salad though - not something I've heard of. Finally the book concludes with dessert and assorted combinations. I'm curious about trying the overnight oats out - I've seen some ideas online. I'm avoided this book's recipe though, which just uses yogurt and no other dairy (gross). What is coconut sugar?? I know of coconut milk, coconut oil, and my friend has drank coconut water. How much can we get out of the coconut??? Pictures are colorful and bright. There arent' many details because they're just not needed. Don't let that turn you off though - I guarantee you can't sit and think of most of these combos yourself - it's a handy resource guide for those who enjoy salads and unique combinations.

  12. 5 out of 5

    DubaiReader

    No more sandwiches for lunch! I don't know if I've been going around with my head in the sand, but I had never heard of a Salad in a Jar. The whole concept looks absolutely fantastic and this book is the perfect place to begin. The author has put a lot of thought into the ingredients to make attractive salads that are both healthy and filling and you only need to purchase of a few simple items to get you going. The first step is to make the dressing and there are 11 different dressing recipes provi No more sandwiches for lunch! I don't know if I've been going around with my head in the sand, but I had never heard of a Salad in a Jar. The whole concept looks absolutely fantastic and this book is the perfect place to begin. The author has put a lot of thought into the ingredients to make attractive salads that are both healthy and filling and you only need to purchase of a few simple items to get you going. The first step is to make the dressing and there are 11 different dressing recipes provided. These can be stored in the fridge and do not have to be made up fresh every day. Once the dressing is made, there is a recommended order to assembling the ingredients into the jars. Starting with the dressing, items that benefit from marinading are added next. Other ingredients are layered above, according to weight and density, heaviest at the bottom. Dry items on the top can be separated by a circle of parchment if desired. The photographs are inspiring and once you get the hang of it, this book can easily be used as guide to help you design your own Salads in a Jar in the future. This method makes it so easy to accommodate different tastes, just add or omit certain ingredients. And for myself, as a vegetarian, it is no problem to simply substitute for the meat/fish. So, what will it be for tomorrow's lunch? Sweet and Creamy Quinoa Salad (P140), or Sweet and Sour Butternut Squash salad (P134)? Hmm, or maybe Watermelon, Tomato and Feta salad (P74)?

  13. 5 out of 5

    Betty

    Salad in a Jar: 68 Recipes for Salads and Dressings by Anna Helm Baxter Salad in a jar was a fairly new idea for me. I’d seen some Pinterest ideas, but they didn’t convince me to actually make one. Anna Helm Baxter has changed that. Her recipes are for normal people, the ingredients aren’t hard to shop for and the ancillary information such as what benefits each salad has were very helpful. The dressings were a pleasant surprise. I have started making my own dressing instead of buying at the groce Salad in a Jar: 68 Recipes for Salads and Dressings by Anna Helm Baxter Salad in a jar was a fairly new idea for me. I’d seen some Pinterest ideas, but they didn’t convince me to actually make one. Anna Helm Baxter has changed that. Her recipes are for normal people, the ingredients aren’t hard to shop for and the ancillary information such as what benefits each salad has were very helpful. The dressings were a pleasant surprise. I have started making my own dressing instead of buying at the grocery store. I want to know what is in the dressings. The dressings in this book will be aiding me to accomplish that. I wish a little more time had been spent on the kind of jars one should use. I have read other reviews and the assumption is that Mason jars are being used. With wanting to re-purpose items that come into my home, I wonder if any of my jar collection would work or do I need to purchase canning jars. Also, being retired now, I’m trying to figure out what occasion I would make a salad in a jar. For people taking their meals from home to work I can certainly see the advantage. The pictures were quite nice and what one has come to expect from Ten Speed Press. I received a free copy of the book from NetGalley in exchanged for my honest review. Thank you

  14. 4 out of 5

    Karen

    I eat salad. A lot. I know I'm supposed to eat it and I mostly like to but sometimes I get bored or stuck in the same old, same old. Thank goodness for salad in a jar. It has recipes for 68 salads and dressings and they are for the most part very tasty (which one's are tasty is just personal preference). I like that they have all kinds of salad. Small salads, lunch salads and salads for dinner that are simple and complex. I am really happy that they have dressings without sugar. This book is phy I eat salad. A lot. I know I'm supposed to eat it and I mostly like to but sometimes I get bored or stuck in the same old, same old. Thank goodness for salad in a jar. It has recipes for 68 salads and dressings and they are for the most part very tasty (which one's are tasty is just personal preference). I like that they have all kinds of salad. Small salads, lunch salads and salads for dinner that are simple and complex. I am really happy that they have dressings without sugar. This book is physically lovely with big, vibrant pictures of the salads and their ingredients. Simple and clear directions are given. Putting salad in a jar and layering it so that it doesn't get soaked by the dressing or mushy from various ingredients touching each other is key here. It allows me to take salad wherever I want to go. It is a perfect solution for people with health challenges who need/want to have more control of their meals across the day. It allows for freedom and flexibility and is yummy. Can't ask for much more. Thank you to Netgalley and Ten Speed Press for allowing me to review this book for an honest opinion.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Lynndell

    Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review. Thanks to NetGalley and Ten Speed Press for the opportunity to read and review Salad in a Jar by Anna Helm Baxter. Simple and helpful, this book contains everything needed to make portable salads, except the ingredients. Recipes for salad dressings and many types of salads with common to unique ingredients and even ideas to help you create your own recipes are included. Clean and clear photos of each beautifully layered salad and deta Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review. Thanks to NetGalley and Ten Speed Press for the opportunity to read and review Salad in a Jar by Anna Helm Baxter. Simple and helpful, this book contains everything needed to make portable salads, except the ingredients. Recipes for salad dressings and many types of salads with common to unique ingredients and even ideas to help you create your own recipes are included. Clean and clear photos of each beautifully layered salad and detailed recipes made me hungry and show how easy it is to make a salad in a jar - 5 stars for this healthy read!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

    I absolutely love this book and am very excited for the fact that my lunches will no longer be so boring and I now have less excuses to be lazy about lunch when going out for work. I work for myself and have to travel to client sites a lot so having a lunch that is easily transportable, mess-free and also tasty was always a bit of a mission. Something easy that I can just chuck into a jar and go anywhere knowing that I will have lunch waiting for me is just great. This book is organised into sect I absolutely love this book and am very excited for the fact that my lunches will no longer be so boring and I now have less excuses to be lazy about lunch when going out for work. I work for myself and have to travel to client sites a lot so having a lunch that is easily transportable, mess-free and also tasty was always a bit of a mission. Something easy that I can just chuck into a jar and go anywhere knowing that I will have lunch waiting for me is just great. This book is organised into sections containing different salad dressings to make, raw ingredient salads, small salads, larger salads and desserts. I just love the different variety of dressings as they are all easy to prepare and make the same salad seem different just by switching up the dressing used. This book also teaches you about the most effective way of layering your ingredients so you get maximum freshness and flavour from your salad. A great book for anyone stuck in a bit of a lunch rut or those needing a bit of inspiration to liven up a boring salad.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Andrea

    An absolutely stunning book that I would whole-heartedly recommend to both novice and established cooks alike. The author offers recipes for quick and healthy portable lunches, snacks, desserts etc. all ready-to-go in a jar. Layering correctly is essential to results and the book includes reasons for doing so. Everyday ingredients are used for all recipes, although please note that for readers in the UK, you’ll need to translate one or two of the American ingredients, i.e. cilantro leaves – fres An absolutely stunning book that I would whole-heartedly recommend to both novice and established cooks alike. The author offers recipes for quick and healthy portable lunches, snacks, desserts etc. all ready-to-go in a jar. Layering correctly is essential to results and the book includes reasons for doing so. Everyday ingredients are used for all recipes, although please note that for readers in the UK, you’ll need to translate one or two of the American ingredients, i.e. cilantro leaves – fresh coriander leaves, arugula – rocket leaves etc. The photos of the ingredients are simply presented, with no background clutter, and look so fresh and vibrant that it is felt you could almost lift each item off the page. Specific nutritional properties and more general ones are offered with each recipe. I know what I'll be buying all of my friends and family for their birthdays this year! I chose to read this ARC for which I have given a voluntary and unbiased review.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Beyond the Pages

    Can you hear that? It's the sound of bells and chimes playing in the background. They play in honor of this fantastic resource. I absolutely loved it!!! Salad in a Jar is an incredibly simple and quite entertaining meal prep aid. It's like a salad-to-go bible. It takes the novice, as well as the pro, from salad in a jar basics all the way to decadent desserts. From the colorfully useful pictures to the health benefit summations, this book is a personal favorite. Rating: 5/5 Recommend: Yes Status: C Can you hear that? It's the sound of bells and chimes playing in the background. They play in honor of this fantastic resource. I absolutely loved it!!! Salad in a Jar is an incredibly simple and quite entertaining meal prep aid. It's like a salad-to-go bible. It takes the novice, as well as the pro, from salad in a jar basics all the way to decadent desserts. From the colorfully useful pictures to the health benefit summations, this book is a personal favorite. Rating: 5/5 Recommend: Yes Status: Cooking/Meal Preparation Comments: I would adore a hard copy of this book for myself. Also, I think it would make an excellent gift. Source: NetGalley

  19. 4 out of 5

    Tzigane Monda

    I enjoyed reading through the recipes in the book and looked forward to trying many of them. I have only tried a few at this time because, well you know, life happens! The ones I have tried were easy to put together, the ingredients were easy to get and they tasted good. I was afraid that some of them would not hold up well and as I have not tried those recipes yet, I am still not sure. Overall, this was a nice book and I would recommend it to those who are looking for yummy lunches and snacks o I enjoyed reading through the recipes in the book and looked forward to trying many of them. I have only tried a few at this time because, well you know, life happens! The ones I have tried were easy to put together, the ingredients were easy to get and they tasted good. I was afraid that some of them would not hold up well and as I have not tried those recipes yet, I am still not sure. Overall, this was a nice book and I would recommend it to those who are looking for yummy lunches and snacks on the go that can be prepped ahead of time.

  20. 4 out of 5

    E.J.

    I received a free digital version of this book in exchange for my honest review. I've been interested in the idea of salad in a jar for awhile so I was eager to read this book. It has beautiful pictures. The instructions are simply and straightforward. My only objection is the lack of an active table of contents so I could just jump to the pages I wanted. It has a thorough index at the end. Seriously beautiful photos of the ingredients and the finished product. I received a free digital version of this book in exchange for my honest review. I've been interested in the idea of salad in a jar for awhile so I was eager to read this book. It has beautiful pictures. The instructions are simply and straightforward. My only objection is the lack of an active table of contents so I could just jump to the pages I wanted. It has a thorough index at the end. Seriously beautiful photos of the ingredients and the finished product.

  21. 4 out of 5

    KC

    I would like to thank NetGalley, Ten Speed Press, and Anna Helm Baxter for the advanced digital copy in exchange for an honest review. This is a fantastic "cookbook". Easy salad dressing recipes to simple and portable salads, this books is a keeper. I would like to thank NetGalley, Ten Speed Press, and Anna Helm Baxter for the advanced digital copy in exchange for an honest review. This is a fantastic "cookbook". Easy salad dressing recipes to simple and portable salads, this books is a keeper.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Lynn

    My husband has recently started taking salad in jars or noodles in jars to work so I was really interested to see what more could be done. Quite a few interesting recipes and ideal ingredients to use alongside tips on how best to construct your jar to get the most flavours.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Jeanne

    Beautiful photographs, lots of ideas for salads and dressings, but I didn't find the jar part of the idea helpful at all. I did love the format of the book where the ingredients were in one photo and the prepared salad in the next. Very visually pleasing. Beautiful photographs, lots of ideas for salads and dressings, but I didn't find the jar part of the idea helpful at all. I did love the format of the book where the ingredients were in one photo and the prepared salad in the next. Very visually pleasing.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Corinnagoodwin

    the dressing recipes and ideas are worth it, but I would never eat some of the combinations that they came up with, but as an idea book it was great, and would be easy to change out the things I would not eat for something I would.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Karen

    Salad in a Jar: 68 Recipes for Salads and Dressings by Anna Helm Baxter This is a fantastic resource to have. There are recipes on how to make salad dressings and many different salads. It gives you ideas to make a small salad or a big salad as a meal. The vegetables should always be dried before they go into the jar. The very bottom layer is always the dressing. The next layer would be any vegetable that would benefit from marinating in the dressing such as the many different kinds of onions. It Salad in a Jar: 68 Recipes for Salads and Dressings by Anna Helm Baxter This is a fantastic resource to have. There are recipes on how to make salad dressings and many different salads. It gives you ideas to make a small salad or a big salad as a meal. The vegetables should always be dried before they go into the jar. The very bottom layer is always the dressing. The next layer would be any vegetable that would benefit from marinating in the dressing such as the many different kinds of onions. It says you can put cherry tomatoes either whole or cut in half. The next layer would be your hard crunchy vegetables such as celery, carrots and broccoli. If you are adding fruit it should be added the day that you plan on eating the salad. Croutons and nuts should be the top layer on a square of parchment paper. Those should also go in the same day. The third layer would be heavier grains such as rice. The fourth layer would go in if you plan to eat the salad within 24 hours and that would be your proteins such as tuna or chicken, hard boiled eggs or your heavier cheeses such as feta or whatever heavier cheese you prefer. Of course your baby spinach leaves or lettuce would be one of the final layers. What I love about the book is it talks about the Environmental Working Group (EWG) which each year makes a list of the fruits and vegetables that contain the highest amount of pesticides which are called "The Dirty Dozen Plus" Each of these items test higher in pesticide concentration than other produce so these should be bought organic. The EWG has also created a list of the "Clean Fifteen" that are least likely to contain pesticide residues and are okay to buy non organic. DIRTY DOZEN: apples, celery, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, grapes, nectarines, peaches, potatoes, snap peas, spinach, strawberries, sweet peppers, hot peppers, kale/collards. CLEAN FIFTEEN: asparagus, avocados, cabbage, cantaloupe, cauliflower, eggplant, grapefruit, kiwi. mangoes, onions, papayas, pineapples, sweet corn, sweet peas, sweet potatoes. Thank you to Net Galley, Anna Helm Baxter and Ten Speed Press for my digital copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.

  26. 4 out of 5

    DelAnne Frazee

    Title: Salad in a Jar - 68 Recipes for Salads and Dressings Author: Anna Helm Baxter Publisher: Ten Speed Press Published: 1-17-2017 Pages: 160 Genre: Cooking, Food & Wine Sub-Genre: Cookbook; Side Dishes; Salads; Vegetables; Vegan ISBN: 9780399579370 ASIN: B01GYPPNW4 Reviewed For NetGalley and Ten Speed Press Reviewer: DelAnne Rating: 5 Starts If you enjoy a tasty salad then you really need to check out Salad in a Jar. These are great for work or picnic lunches. Beautifully illustrated instructions of thes Title: Salad in a Jar - 68 Recipes for Salads and Dressings Author: Anna Helm Baxter Publisher: Ten Speed Press Published: 1-17-2017 Pages: 160 Genre: Cooking, Food & Wine Sub-Genre: Cookbook; Side Dishes; Salads; Vegetables; Vegan ISBN: 9780399579370 ASIN: B01GYPPNW4 Reviewed For NetGalley and Ten Speed Press Reviewer: DelAnne Rating: 5 Starts If you enjoy a tasty salad then you really need to check out Salad in a Jar. These are great for work or picnic lunches. Beautifully illustrated instructions of these wonderful salads, sancks and even breakfasts. Information on ingredients you can use, add dressing. When ready to eat shake and dig in. My rating of "Salad in a Jar" is 5 out of 5 stars. Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GYPPNW4/... B&N Link: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sala... GoodReads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3... The Reading Room Link: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.ph... Twitter Link: https://twitter.com/DelAnne531/status...

  27. 4 out of 5

    Ilana

    The perfect book for busy, food-conscious people. The recipes can be done within minutes, the ingredients are healthy and the idea to just have your salad on the go is brilliant, especially when you have a busy house but still you want to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I particularly loved the recommendation of dressings, some of them not only healthy, but exquisite, such as the almond miso dressing or the tahini zinger. The recipes are easy to prepare and the book has clear directions helping ev The perfect book for busy, food-conscious people. The recipes can be done within minutes, the ingredients are healthy and the idea to just have your salad on the go is brilliant, especially when you have a busy house but still you want to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I particularly loved the recommendation of dressings, some of them not only healthy, but exquisite, such as the almond miso dressing or the tahini zinger. The recipes are easy to prepare and the book has clear directions helping even the less experienced foodie to prepare his or her perfect salad - on the go. Recommended especially if you are looking for a great way to fill yourself with energy and fresh vitamins during the hot summer days. Disclaimer: Book offered by the publisher in exchange for an honest review

  28. 4 out of 5

    Belinda

    Lots of easy ideas for making salads using a variety of ingredients. I love the simple layout and large colorful photos. My favorite was the recipes for making all the salad dressings. Great read to find inspiration for simple summer lunches that are also nutritious and easy to make.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Michele

    Almond Miso dressing looks delicious I am always looking for a new recipe from ingredients that I have typically in my kitchen....And the almond miso dressing will be the next thing I make.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jdursi

    I started doing mason jar salads a few summers ago. I was glad to get some new ideas. While most were not for me and my tastes, this was a great book with great recipes. Quick and easy to prep. Takes the guess work out of lunch.

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