UPDATE: This put up was once written a few years in the past – pre-COVID- however with a bit of luck you’ll be able to nonetheless experience all through a socially distancing picnic or go back and forth to the seaside!
PICNIC WEEK on Teaspoon of Spice continues! (Take a look at Serena’s put up on Packing the Very best Picnic, her Pickled Radishes and her even more uncomplicated 1-Step Pickle Recipe from previous within the week.)
Lately, I’m speaking seaside eats past the squished PB&Js within the recycled sandwich bag (a minimum of that’s the way it was once carried out when I used to be rising up within the 70s.)
Come summer season, I’m performing some form of insalata caprese (tomato, basil and contemporary mozzarella) combo a number of occasions per week. Anything else from caprese salads, to caprese sammies, to caprese pasta to Grilled Potato Zucchini Caprese Salad.
But if going to the seaside, it’s in most cases not anything fancy – continuously that peanut butter sandwich, contemporary fruit and a couple of KIND bars.
So, I figured I’d give this salad in a jar factor and take a look at and spot the way it held as much as the dangers of the seaside: solar, sand and seagulls.
In conjunction with caprese salad, I’m a large fan of any form of panzanella or bread and tomato salad (like Serena’s Roasted Broccoli Panzanella Salad.) The important thing to a super bread salad is one who isn’t too dry or too soggy. I solved this through blending up all of the elements apart from the bread and putting in place the refrigerator. Proper earlier than heading to the seaside, I layered person Mason jars like this: At the backside went the toasted bread and the remainder of the salad went on best. The entire jar went in a cooler with our beverages.
When it’s lunch time, you merely shake till the bread is blended with the remainder of the salad. Consuming out immediately from the jar protects you from the sand and a possible seagull assault. Simply don’t fail to remember the forks!
I added cherries and mint with the standard tomato, basil and mozzarella. So excellent!
Speak about summer season in a jar – I’m now not kidding once I say this was once my lunch for three days immediately.
What do you convey to the seaside for eats? Ever make salad in a jar – please percentage! We like listening to your concepts.