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Egg rainbow salad in a jar

Do you struggle to have a heathy lunch? This is a quick and portable lunch on the go at work or a picnic.

Good for…

A balanced meal in a jar that is packed full of protein, healthy fats and fibre. This along with a variety of vitamins and minerals which and high in antioxidants this is a must for everyone who is trying to stay healthy and should be included in your week.

What you need:

Balsamic vinaigrette
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

For the salad
100g artichokes
4 cherry tomatoes, halved
2 spring onions, chopped
1 carrot, grated
1 avocado, sliced
½ lemon, juice
½ cucumber, sliced
2 hard boiled eggs, shelled and sliced
handful of mixed lettuce leaves
handful of pine nuts

What you do:
Start with a clean mason jar

Layer 1 – balsamic vinaigrette

Layer 2 – artichokes, cherry tomatoes and spring onions

Layer 3 – carrots, avocado, then squeeze lemon juice

Layer 4 – cucumber, eggs

Layer 5 – mixed lettuce leaves and pine nuts

When you are ready to serve, if you are going to eat from the jar turn it upside down first to make sure the dressing covers the salad or turn out on a plate and enjoy.

Top Tip

The dressing must go in first to make sure your salad doesn’t go soggy.
This makes a great packed lunch for work or a picnic – remember to pack a fork or a long handled spoon and eat straight from the jar.