Paradise in a Jar Salads

This salad does taste as great as it is pretty.

Blueberry Lemon Dressing

1 cup of blueberries (fresh or frozen. I was fortunate to have wild Michigan blueberries in the freezer)
1/4-1/2 cup of water (depending on how thick you want the dressing. It did thicken a bit so I recommend 1/2 cup)
1/4 cup olive oil (I omit the oil and add 2 teaspoons of oil into each jar for portion control)
Juice and zest of one lemon (for a sweeter dressing you may opt for an orange)
3 Tablespoons of rice vinegar (or to taste depending on the level of tartness you desire)
1 teaspoon of coconut nectar (or sweetener of choice. To taste depending on how sweet the berries are and how sweet you want the dressing. If you use orange you can omit the sweetener)
Salt and pepper to taste.

Paradise in a Jar Salads

Divide and Layer the following ingredients in 5 ~ one quart Mason jars:

3-4 Tbs of Blueberry Lemon Dressing (see above)
1 quart of yellow cherry tomatoes
5 cups of green cabbage (purple/red cabbage would be great too)
1 1/2 quarts of fresh blueberries (I reserved the other berries for a snack)
2 1/2 avocados (I saved the other half to put in a green smoothie)
2 small yellow bell peppers
1/2 cup of raw almonds (or other nut or seed or combination)
2 kiwi
Spinach (really push it into the jars for a generous serving)


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