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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. Jar-cuterie salad

What you love about a charcuterie platter, layered into a lunch-worthy salad! Here’s everything you need to make this salad into your next weekday desk lunch. Tip: For the best salad, layer ingredients following the listed order.

Tip: Toast bread at 200°C (400°F), stirring halfway through, until golden, 8 to 10 min.


2. Harvest salad

An elegant and easy salad you’ll be looking forward to all morning! Bonus: Kale is hearty and won’t get soggy before you’re ready to shake this salad up and dig in, so make sure to layer it between the dressing and your other ingredients.

  • 1/4 cup Compliments Balsamic Vinaigrette, then add:
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped kale
  • 1 cup peeled, cubed and roasted sweet potatoes or butternut squash
  • 1/2 apple, cubed
  • 1 cup cooked wild rice
  • 50 g Compliments German Salami, chopped (about 8 slices)
  • 1/3 cup Compliments Pecan Halves, toasted
two large jars of layered salad on an orange background
two large jars of layered salad on an orange background

3. 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:


4. 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:


5. 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:

Browse our lineup of dressings