Summer salad jars recipe

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  • Serves 6
  • 15mins to prepare and 20mins to cook
  • 354 calories / serving
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Salad Jars

A clever way to create salads for a picnic – and they look like mini works of art, too.

Preheat the grill to high. Put the veg into a large bowl and drizzle with 3tbsp oil. Season with the Italian seasoning. Toss well then lay half in a single layer on a grill tray. Grill for 4-5 minutes each side until just tender and starting to colour. Set aside in a bowl. Repeat with the remaining veg.

Mix 1tbsp oil with the vinegar and garlic. Toss through the hot vegetables and season. Allow to cool.

Put half the red pepper in a blender with the rest of the oil and 1 tbsp boiling water. Blitz to make a dressing. Season, adding extra vinegar.

Assemble the salads in clear jars. Start with the dressing then layer the leaves, veg, goat’s cheese, chicken and pine nuts. Seal jars. Shake to mix.

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  • Ingredients

  • 2 red peppers
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 courgette, sliced into round
  • 1 aubergine, sliced into rounds
  • 5tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1tsp dried Italian seasoning
  • 1tsp red wine vinegar, plus extra
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • For the salad

  • small bunch flat-leaf parsley, leaves only
  • 60g baby spinach
  • 150g (5oz) goat’s cheese, cubed
  • 485g ready-to-eat 4 roast chicken breast fillets, sliced
  • 3tbsp pine nuts, toasted
  • Energy 1475kj 354kcal 18%
  • Fat 23g 32%
  • Saturates 5g 26%
  • Sugars 7g 7%
  • Salt 0.5g 8%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 7.2g Protein 30.9g Fibre 3.3g


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