Recipes from the Garden in Honor of National Salad Month

Spring is here just in time for National Salad Month
chickpea salad

Celebrate National Salad Month by building your favorite mixed green recipes 

What better way to welcome homegrown veggies and herbs than to create beautiful and fresh salads perfect for taking on-the-go? Celebrate National Salad Month by building your favorite mixed green recipes using garden fresh ingredients packed in classic Ball Canning jars. Not only do they look great and make transportation easy, layering mason jar salads also keeps the ingredients separate until you are ready to mix and eat!

Chickpea Salad with Minty Yogurt Dressing in a Mason Jar

Enjoy a little Mediterranean inspiration with this chickpea salad featuring refreshing cucumber, crisp bell pepper, fresh parsley, lemon and garlic. The creamy Greek yogurt dressing is guilt-free and will have you craving lunchtime. Top with grilled chicken or fish to make this an even heartier meal.

Quinoa, Pear and Spinach Salad in a Jar 

quinoa salad

This simple but flavor-packed salad involves fresh ingredients that you may already have growing in your garden. If not, your local farmers’ market is also a great choice. We love the idea of mixing fresh pear with red onion, spinach and quinoa. Don’t forget the pecans for an added crunch!

Chilled Black Bean, Feta & Cucumber Salad

black bean salad

From corn and cucumber to cilantro and limes, when these ingredients combine at the peak of freshness, the result is absolutely delicious! Protein from the black beans will give you enough energy to power through the afternoon. We recommend adding a freshly diced jalapeño for the perfect extra kick!

Asian Noodle Salad Jar

asian noodle

Bright colors from the carrots, edamame and bell pepper make this salad really pop! The soba noodle base will soak up the spicy peanut dressing or you can shake your jar so that the rich flavor spreads throughout. Be sure to make extra - we’re think you’ll be craving leftovers again come dinner time

For more inspirational ideas, visit www.Pinterest.com/BallCanning and www.FreshlyPreservedIdeas.com

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