Caprese Mason Jar Salad

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My latest kitchen obsession and must have is a set of mason jars. I received my first set as a birthday and gift and since then, I have ordered two more sizes. They are fantastic for everything- I make breakfast smoothies days in advance and freeze them, keep homemade pesto fresh for months in the fridge and even assemble salads in them. With proper stacking, a mason jar salad can keep fresh ad crisp for days- although mine don’t last too long because I’m so eager to eat them! This is the first of I’m sure many mason jar salad posts, so stay tuned!

ingredients:
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup grape tomatoes
2 oz mozzarella cheese, cubed
1/2 cup mini penne pasta
bunch spinach
salt & pepper, to taste

directions:
In an empty mason jar, combine oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Next layer the more hearty items, starting with the tomatoes, then cheese, pasta ad finally the spinach. Securely seal jar until ready to enjoy!

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2 thoughts on “Caprese Mason Jar Salad

    1. Hi Ashley– I’ve kept mine in the fridge for 3 days max, but if you added the dressing right before serving, I don’t see why the rest of the ingredients wouldn’t keep in an airtight mason jar. Let me know how it holds up 🙂

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