Mason jar salads sometimes need a good dressing. Depending on how you are serving the salad, when you serve the salad or just how you feel, the mason jar salad dressing makes or breaks the meal.
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Salad Dressing: Just what the Mason Jar Needs
A number of the mason jar salads have some great salad dressings to enjoy. Frankly, the chefs and home cooks have done a fabulous job of enticing toppings. However, you might find yourself looking for something new and adventurous for your next salad.
It sounds weird, but store bought salad dressing never seemed to impress me for the best of mason jar salads. It’s either too heavy, too light or too much. It’s safe to suggest we can be picky with salad dressings and quantities.
We really love the flavor from a dressing, but we don’t want to be throwing our salad a life jacket because it is drowning. The balance needs to be natural as well. We don’t appreciate a runny dressing where we must swab the bottom of the bowl. It’s too much.
Balance Salad Dressing with Your Salads
Dressing can truly highlight the best of a salad. If you are looking for a way to spice up that everyday load of vegetables, consider how to make it happen with the items you have in the pantry. No need to go out and buy something special.
Some of the benefits of Making Your Own Mason Jar Salad Dressing are:
- Readily available as you make it in one jar and toss in the fridge
- Delicious way to enjoy your salads
- Easy on the budget: It’s inexpensive to make and used often
- You can control the amount on the salad: Not too much or too little
- Mason Jars can be washed: Reuse your mason jars and have the earth thank you!
Here are some delicious mason jar salad dressing recipes to try:
Salad dressing batches are easy to store. In fact, make your next dressing in a mason jar, seal and use as needed. It stores well and it can be handy to use so next time you need a quick dab of dressing, it’s with all your other condiments! Looking for a place to start? One of my favorites is the Italian Dressing. It’s great on almost every type of mason jar salad!
Looking for more ingredient ideas for your next mason jar salad? We’ve got a big list! Check out our 45 ideas for the perfect mason jar salad here.