Garden Route Jam Jar Adventure

Recipe and images courtesy of South African Fruit.

Garden Route Jam Jar Adventure: Layered Salad Jar. Hello friends, happy Saturday. So any fun plans for the weekend or Mothering Sunday?

Nothing much planned here as my husband is also working and my older sons both live far away. Garden Route Jam Jar Adventure anyone?

So do you fancy making this tasty salad recipe in a jar?

Garden Route Jam Jar Adventure:

Garden Route Jam Jar Adventure: Layered Salad Jar:

Table Of Contents:

  • Firstly, Garden Route Jam Jar Adventure Recipe Ingredients.
  • Secondly, Garden Route Jam Jar Adventure Method.
  • Thirdly, Other Post Ideas.
Garden Route Jam Jar Adventure

How To Make An Garden Route Jam Jar Adventure:

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


  • 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. Firstly, 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. Last but not least, enjoy.

Garden Route Jam Jar Adventure

Garden Route Jam Jar Adventure: Layered Salad Jar:

Garden Route Jam Jar Adventure. The campaign is run by HORTGRO, the industry association representing South African fruit growers. Recipe and images courtesy of: South African Fruit. So what do you think about this recipe? Do you also fancy trying it? Because I know I do.

Salad in a jar

What do you think of this Garden Route Jam Jar Adventure recipe? Fancy trying it?

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Thank you so much for stopping by. I also hope you liked todays post? You can also hit the tags for more tasty salad ideas.

Salad in a jar
Claire Justine
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  1. mummabstylish
    10th March 2018 / 5:53 pm

    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

    • 11th March 2018 / 9:30 am

      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. Candysfarmhousepantry
    16th March 2018 / 4:27 pm

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

  3. The Lazy Gastronome
    18th March 2018 / 10:04 pm

    What a great lunch! Easy to bring to work – Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party.

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