Garden & Grain Salad-in-a-Jar with Lemon Mustard Vinaigrette

Garden & Grain Salad-in-a-Jar with Lemon Mustard Vinaigrette
Makes 4 salad jars, quart-size

This vegetarian-based salad is packed with hearty nutrients and flavors thanks to the combination of garbanzo beans and farro. (If you haven’t re-discovered farro – here’s your chance!) Include a hint of sweetness with seasonal fruit, and bit of saltiness with a crumble of feta cheese. One of our favorite vinaigrettes tops it off to perfection. Plan the salad’s profile in these delicious layers:

Layer 1: Lemon Mustard Vinaigrette Dressing
Makes about 2 cups
Whisk ingredients together;
    place 2-3 tablespoons at the bottom of each jar.
1/2 cup lemon juice (2-3 lemons)
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
3/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons stone-ground Dijon mustard
3 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Layer 2: Sturdy Veggies
2 15-oz. cans garbanzo beans, rinsed, patted dry
1 cup dry farro (or 2 cups cooked, cooled), or brown rice
1 cup corn, blanched
1 medium red onion, 1/8-inch dice

Layer 3: Tender Veggies
1 zucchini, spiralized into fine noodles
8 fresh crimini mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 quart strawberries, stemmed and sliced

Layer 4: Protein
8 oz. feta cheese, crumbled

Layer 5: Leafy Greens
4 cups arugula

Whisk the dressing ingredients together vigorously until well blended. Prepare the ingredients for the other layers. In quart-sized jars, or in other lidded glass containers, add the layers in the listed order and add a seal-tight lid. Chill until ready to enjoy.


Dressing Ingredients

Dressing Whisked

Layer two

Layer three

Layer four

Layer five