Change up the usual sandwiches in your picnic basket with an Asian Mason Jar Salad made with fresh vegetables, brown rice and a miso vinaigrette. They will surely make your picnic one to remember. Gluten Free. Vegan.
There is something about a summer picnic that does it for me, especially as the dusk sets in and kid run off to catch fireflies.
The ideas for what to serve at a picnic are endless. But I like to have things that transport easily, please my entire family, and of course taste good.
I have the PERFECT solution for your next picnic, well really meal to go–think lunchboxes, car trips, etc. Mason Jar Salads.
I honestly thought they were just for looks or some new trendy fad, when I first saw them popping on on pinterest. But when I made my first one, during my visit to ALDI Test Kitchen, I knew that people were onto something with these jarred salads.
Mason jar salads are so PRACTICAL. They each can hold an individual serving and can easily become a serving vessel as well–perfect for on the go. Not to mention, the beautiful layered effect is for practicality as well. The ingredients are layered with the dressing on the bottom which ensures each ingredient stays fresh and crisp. Just give the jar a shake, and you are ready to eat.
Today, I am sharing with you my take on a mason jar salad, an Asian Rice Salad with Miso Vinaigrette over at Don’t Waste the Crumbs.