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Salad in a jar 101

Find inspiration for mix-and-match layered salad lunches that are perfect for taking to school or the office. We’ve got plant-based dressings to try, too!


1 Black and Blue Arugula Salad

Blue cheese dressing delivers a satisfying balance of texture and tang, and is a great choice for salad ingredients that are boldly flavoured or offer hearty texture – or both! Here is a delicious salad combo that is perfectly matched to this classic flavour:

Black and Blue Arugula Salad

  • 2 tbsp Compliments Blue Cheese Plant-Based Dressing or regular Compliments Blue Cheese Dressing, then add:
  • 6 oz (175 g) Plant-based meatballs or grilled steak (cut into bite-sized chunks)
  • ½ cup cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/3 cup Compliments Peaches & Cream Corn, cooked according to package directions
  • ¼ package Compliments Baby Arugula
  • 2 tbsp Compliments West Coast-Style Blend Salad Topper

2 Taco Ranch Salad

Ranch dressing can make a wide range of salads sing. It’s a fresh contrast to Mexican-style ingredients such as spiced beef and kidney beans, and is equally as satisfying when bringing together a vegetarian mixture of chickpeas, sweet peppers and mesclun mix. Here's one surefire combo to try:

Taco Ranch Salad

  • 2 tbsp Compliments Ranch Dressing Plant-Based or regular Compliments Ranch Dressing
  • ½ cup Ground beef, spiced and cooked as you would for your favourite tacos or ½ cup Compliments Dark Red Kidney Beans (or a combination)
  • ½ package Coleslaw mix
  • 1/8 package Compliments Mixed Baby Greens
  • ¼ cup Compliments Mild Chunky or Medium Chunky Salsa
  • 2 tbsp Compliments Mexican-Style Salad Topper

3 Grilled Chicken Kale Caesar Salad

Richly flavoured with garlic and spices, Caesar salad is a crowd pleaser, but Caesar dressing can be used for many combinations beyond routine romaine! The options are seemingly endless, but you can start here:

Grilled Chicken Kale Caesar Salad

  • 2 tbsp Compliments Caesar Dressing Plant-Based or regular Compliments Caesar Dressing
  • 6 oz Compliments Fully Cooked Chicken Strips or Compliments Plant-Based Chicken Strips, prepared according to package directions; or grilled chicken breast
  • ¼ package Baby kale
  • ½ cup cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/3 cup Compliments Lightly Seasoned Croutons
  • 1 tbsp Compliments Simulated Bacon Bits

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