A More Festive Salad’s in the Bag

We pay a lot for convenience. And if you’re like me, it’s sometimes worth it. It used to be that I bought salad in a bag. I can’t stand making salad.

Then I stumbled across Organic Hearts of Romaine. OK, much better. But that meant that I had to slice onion, chop tomatoes, etc. . A small price to pay for greens that last longer in the crisper drawer and don’t seem as… fast food-like.

Last night as I was rummaging around the cabinets trying to find a jar of something, it occurred to me… why not make my own insta-packs of garnish?

The next time you go to the grocery buy:

2 bags of dried cranberries

2 pouches of sliced almonds or crumbled walnuts

1 small container of crumbled feta or blue cheese.

Mix them all together in a ziplock bag and store in the vegetable bin in the refrigerator. A quick shake of two added to your next salad couldn’t be easier and the result is certainly a more elegant first course. Use with a vinaigrette dressing over spinach or hearts of romaine.


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