Salad In a Jar Cookbook Review

Salad In a Jar Cookbook Review

Title: Salad in a Jar
Author: Anna Helm Baxter
Published: January 17, 2017, Ten Speed Press
No. of Pages: 160
Cover Price: $14.99 Paperback, $10.99 Kindle

Although the idea of layering salads in a glass jar isn’t new, and there are dozens of cookbooks including them, Anna Helm Baxter, in her book, Salad in a Jar offers dozens of unique and innovative recipes for not only excellent salads, but also breakfasts and snacks that are perfect for everyone with a busy lifestyle who needs to carry food with them from time to time.

Of course taking salad on the go means also taking salad dressing. This book includes the basics, as well as some new and luscious dressings like Tahini Ginger, Thai Pick-Me-Up, and Almond Miso. None of the dressings take more than 10 minutes to make, and they are much better than their store-bought counterparts – they taste good and don’t contain additives or preservatives, so as far as dressings go, they are much healthier.

Breakfast in a jar is a great idea, especially when packing food for several days. Overnight Oats is nothing new, but Baxter’s recipe includes crunchy apples and apple juice, which is delicious. There is also a layered Plum Parfait, and several other layered breakfast dishes using healthy ingredients such as chia seeds, quinoa, and plenty of fresh fruits. Every one that I’ve tried so far has been easy to make and yummy.

Baxter offers dozens of great recipes for salads that are a bit “outside the box,” which makes taking salads for lunch great fun. The Asian Chicken Salad with soba noodles, coleslaw mix, peanuts, and a yummy Thai dressing is a new favorite, and the Coronation Chicken Curry Salad is reminiscent of the popular British sandwich fillers that are always available in British grocery stores. Baxter has combined ingredients that make unexpectedly fabulous salads: Strawberry, Poppy Seed, & Halloumi; red cabbage, apples, celery, and peanuts in a Waldorf salad; figs and blue cheese; grapefruit, pistachios, and watercress to name a few.

There are pictures of each recipe, a comprehensive index, and enough easy ideas to take the boredom out of packing your own food. Salads in a Jar is highly recommended for anyone who likes good, healthy, and innovative food on the go.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this cookbook.

This book may be purchased at Amazon:
Salad in a Jar: 68 Recipes for Salads and Dressings

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