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Chopped Greek Salad in a Jar

We translated this Mediterranean-inspired favorite from Jenn Tidwell of Fair Oaks, California, into a layered lunch beauty. You’ll get some crunch, a bit of tang and a lot of amazing. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup pepperoncini juice
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pepperoncini
  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 celery ribs, sliced
  • 1/2 cup Greek olives
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 8 cups chopped romaine

Directions

  • In a small bowl, whisk the first 6 ingredients. In each of four 1-qt. wide-mouth canning jars, divide and layer ingredients in the following order: olive oil mixture, pepperoncini, garbanzo beans, celery, Greek olives, tomato, feta and romaine. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Transfer salads into bowls; toss to combine.
Health Tip: The Greek olives and feta cheese add not just flavor, but a lot of fat and sodium, too. Leave them out and save 7g fat and over 400mg sodium per serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 332 calories, 23g fat (4g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 795mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 8g fiber), 9g protein.

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