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Saturday, 10 March 2018

Garden Route Jam Jar Adventure..

Happy Saturday.

Any fun plans for the weekend or Mothering Sunday?

Nothing much planned here as my Husband is working and my older Sons both live far away.

Garden Route Jam Jar Adventure anyone?

These layered salads are made in Kilner jars or screw-topped jam jars, with dinky little side jars of extra dressing.

They’re perfect for a healthy packed lunch – and brilliant for picnics too!

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Serves 4

How To Make A Garden Route Jam Jar Adventure:

  • 2 South African Pink Lady or Granny Smith apples, cored and chopped 
  • 1tbsp lemon juice 
  • 1 large carrot, grated 
  • ¼ cucumber, chopped 
  • 20g raisins or sultanas 
  • 20g roast peanuts 
  • 150g roast chicken, cut into chunks 
  • 1 South African Conference pear, cored and cut into chunks 
  • 3tbsp natural yogurt 
  • ½tsp ground turmeric 
  • ½tsp ground cumin 
  • 1tbsp chopped fresh coriander or parsley 
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper 
  • 2 x 400g cans mixed bean salad, drained 
  • 4 small handfuls salad leaves 

  • 4tbsp olive oil 
  • 3tbsp lemon juice 
  • 1tsp Dijon or wholegrain mustard 
  • 1tsp honey

How To Make:

1 Mix together the apple, lemon juice, carrot, cucumber, raisins or sultanas and peanuts. Share between 4 Kilner jars or large screw-topped jars.

2 Combine the chicken, pear, yogurt, turmeric, cumin and coriander or parsley. Season. Spoon into the jars and top with the mixed beans and salad leaves. Seal with the lids and keep cool.

3 For the dressing, mix together the olive oil, lemon juice, mustard and honey with a little salt and pepper. Pour into small jars. Use to dress the salads just before serving.

Cook’s tip: For a vegetarian version use feta cheese instead of chicken.

The campaign is run by HORTGRO, the industry association representing South African fruit growers.

Recipe and images courtesy of: South African Fruit.

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  1. These not only sound lovely, but look fabulous too. Have a super weekend Claire, and hope you're spoilt on Sunday, as you deserve to be. I'm popping to see my mum in the morning, then hopefully have a visit from my eldest with the grandchildren, early evening meal with the rest of the children, so a fabulous day really. xx Jacqui

    1. Aww, it sounds like you have a great day ahead planned Jacqui. Just a quiet day here as my eldest boys have left home. Have a great day lovely x

  2. This sound delicious and something different. Found you on Traffic Jam Weekend Linky Party


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