The Best On-The-Go Salad!


A large bowl of nutritious goodness awaits you, and it is only 30 minutes away! This on-the-go salad is perfect for busy families, if you’re looking to eat better or simply because you love eating anything out of a jar (that’s me!). The salad ingredients are perfect examples of how you can turn natural food into delightful dishes; not to mention help detox your belly from this long weekend!


  • healthy
  • gluten free
  • crunchy + crispy
  • satisfying
  • flavourful + Mediterranean inspired
  • made using organic food
  • great vegetarian meal plan option

NOTE: If you don’t like potatoes, you can substitute them for quinoa, brown rice, barley or lentils.


10 mins                 25 mins               35 mins

Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Serves: 3-4

3 tbsp Brianna’s cilantro lime dressing
1 cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
5 german butterball potatoes, cut into small wedges (marinated in 2 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp oregano, ¼ cup fresh lemon juice and a dash of salt and pepper)
2 large red pepper, cut in halves
1 cup cherry tomatoes
4 cups curly kale – massaged in 2tbsp olive oil, ¼ cup lemon juice and dash of salt+pep
½ cup greek olives (can also used green or tuscan)
½ cup – 1 cup Onion Thyme Harvest Snaps

1. Preheat your oven to 375F.
2. Take a large baking sheet and cover it with parchment paper, set aside.
3. Into a large bowl combine your ingredients for the potatoes, and the red peppers. Using a large spoon make sure everything is properly coated. Transfer the ingredients from your bowl onto the baking tray and bake for 25 minutes or until your potatoes are cooked. You want your potatoes to be golden on the outside and steam on the inside and your peppers to be wonderfully roasted, you’ll know when they wilt.
4. In the mean time prepare the rest of your vegetables.
5. Once your potatoes/peppers are cooked set them aside to cool.
6. You can then begin assembling your salad jars in the order in which I listed the ingredients!
7. NOTE: I suggest preparing all four jars right now to avoid giving someone less or more of one ingredient.
8. Enjoy!

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