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Garden Route Jam Jar Adventure: Layered Salad

Garden Route Jam Jar Adventure: Layered Salad Jar. 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?

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 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.

Garden Route Jam Jar Adventure
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.

Garden Route Jam Jar Adventure

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6 comments so far.

6 responses to “Garden Route Jam Jar Adventure: Layered Salad”

  1. mummabstylish says:

    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

  2. Candysfarmhousepantry says:

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

  3. The Lazy Gastronome says:

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

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