UPDATE: This publish was written a few years in the past – pre-COVID- however hopefully you possibly can nonetheless take pleasure in throughout a socially distancing picnic or journey to the seaside!
Right this moment, I’m speaking seaside eats past the squished PB&Js within the recycled sandwich bag (not less than that’s the way it was accomplished after I was rising up within the 70s.)
Come summer season, I’m performing some sort of insalata caprese (tomato, basil and contemporary mozzarella) combo a number of instances every week. Something from caprese salads, to caprese sammies, to caprese pasta to Grilled Potato Zucchini Caprese Salad.
However when going to the seaside, it’s often nothing fancy – usually that peanut butter sandwich, contemporary fruit and some KIND bars.
So, I figured I’d give this salad in a jar factor and try to see the way it held as much as the hazards of the seaside: solar, sand and seagulls.
Together with caprese salad, I’m an enormous fan of any sort of panzanella or bread and tomato salad (like Serena’s Roasted Broccoli Panzanella Salad.) The important thing to a terrific bread salad is one which isn’t too dry or too soggy. I solved this by mixing up all of the components besides the bread and placing within the fridge. Proper earlier than heading to the seaside, I layered particular person Mason jars like this: On the underside went the toasted bread and the remainder of the salad went on prime. The entire jar went in a cooler with our drinks.
When it’s lunch time, you merely shake till the bread is mixed with the remainder of the salad. Consuming out straight from the jar protects you from the sand and a possible seagull assault. Simply don’t neglect the forks!
I added cherries and mint with the same old tomato, basil and mozzarella. So good!
Discuss summer season in a jar – I’m not kidding after I say this was my lunch for 3 days straight.
What do you convey to the seaside for eats? Ever make salad in a jar – please share! We love listening to your concepts.