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Jar salads, like this one, keep in the fridge for two or three days and are a perfect make-ahead portable meal. Start with the dressing in the bottom, then layer in wholegrains or pulses, some kind of protein and loads of vegetables, keeping crunchy and fragile ingredients like nuts and salad leaves on the top. When you're ready to eat, turn it out into a bowl, toss and enjoy.
Using nut butter in a dressing is a great way to make it rich and creamy without any cream. Peanut butter, cashew butter and almond butter all work well here. Mango is a superfood that helps regulate blood pressure, improves memory and aids digestion.
Creamy nut dressing
- To make the Creamy Nut Dressing, shake together all ingredients in a small jar to combine. Transfer to a large jar or divide between two medium jars.
- Layer in avocado, chicken, mango, celery, spring onion and cos lettuce. Top with mint and nuts and screw on the lid or lids.
- To serve, invert into two large bowls and toss gently.
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