My Favorite Salad Dressing

Look!  I’m meeting my “one post a day” goal!  One down, five to go!

Since I knew I was going to be out of school today, I didn’t prep my food yesterday like I normally would have.  I spent as much of my day as possible hanging out with Daniel (church, lunch, grocery shopping), hauling fire wood (not as much of a workout as chopping the firewood, but still an active rest day!), and enjoying time with my family and these precious boys.


I thoroughly enjoyed my day off from school – I trained this morning, met a friend that was only in town briefly, prepped some lunches, met another friend for Starbucks (yay for gift cards!), then went on to the gym for cardio dance, abs, and then zumba. 

My darling friend Jade and I got to spend a couple of hours together talking about all the things we love that would probably annoy the mess out of most people (fitness, nutrition, overall health and wellbeing).  She mentioned that she had seen a brilliant idea on pinterest about making salads in mason jars.  When she told me the idea, I was so ecstatic and knew that I had to go home and immediately make a couple of jars for lunch.  The idea is genius, I’m telling you! Smile


Layer your salad in a mason jar – dressing on the bottom, then veggies and other add-ins, then spinach or other lettuce on top.  It keeps the lettuce from wilting since it isn’t touching the dressing, and it saves you from having to pack eighteen different little tupperware containers for all your salad fixings. 

IMG_1429In the jar:

Wasabi dressing (recipe below)


Purple cabbage





So tomorrow, I will simply shake up my jar and empty them into a big bowl!  (Don’t worry, that’s not my whole lunch – it’s not even half!)

Maybe I’m just easily amused, but how cool is that? 

Wasabi Dressing (I call this my “I love Trader Joe’s dressing”)


Wasabi mayonnaise (I guess about 1 tbsp?)

Orange Muscat Champagne Vinegar (2 tbsp ish)

Mango butter (about 1 tbsp)

Greek yogurt

Whisk all ingredients together and enjoy!  For the Greek yogurt, I add a dollop, mix, taste, and then adjust according to the level of spiciness I’m wanting.

Since I had some leftover dressing after making my salad jars, I decided to have a beast of a salad for lunch.


Romaine, spinach, carrots, purple cabbage, blueberries, strawberries, homemade pickled onions, chopped pecans, chia seeds, wasabi dressing, and a little sliced turkey on the side.  It hit the spot.

Have you found any awesome ideas on pinterest?  Share them with me!!!


6 Responses to “My Favorite Salad Dressing”

  1. 1 Jodi @ Southern Flavored Life January 17, 2012 at 9:13 am

    I am am just 2 pins away from being irrationally obsessed with Pinterest! They have such great DIY tips, but my absolute fave are the fashion pins.

    I have actually been wanting to try the ‘salad in a mason jar’ thing for awhile now. Glad to know it works!

  2. 2 natalie @ southern fit foodie January 17, 2012 at 10:43 am

    I know – the fashion pins are awesome! I am wanting to redo our master bedroom, and I have found so many amazing ideas on there.

  3. 3 runningismagical January 17, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    I’m awful and spend way too much time on pinterest! I find a lot of cool ideas for clothing, or ways to organize my desk at work. Kind of nerdy – but if I was a handy chef – I’d be in heaven for sure!

  1. 1 Survey Says… « Our Dream, Made Out of Real Things Trackback on January 25, 2012 at 11:51 am

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