Vacuum Insulated Food Jars Recipes

Stacked Pasta Salad

Food Jars provide a great way to keep salads chilled and crisp. Simply shake the Food Jar before eating and enjoy a refreshing salad for lunch!


[For 12 oz. Zojirushi Stainless Steel Food Jars]
Ingredients (serves 1):  
For Salad Dressing:
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard 
  • 2 tsp. honey 
  • 2 tsp. cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. vegetable oil of your choice
For Salad: 
  • 2 cups water 
  • 1 tsp. salt 
  • 1/3 cup dried short pasta of your choice 
  • 1 tsp. vegetable oil 
  • 5 cherry tomatoes 
  • 1/4 cup celery, sliced lengthwise into 1/8” thickness 
  • 1 handful mixed green

 [For 17 oz. Zojirushi Stainless Steel Food Jars]
Ingredients (serves 1):  
For Salad Dressing:
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard 
  • 1 Tbsp. honey 
  • 1 Tbsp. cider vinegar
  • 1/3 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil of your choice
For Salad:
  • 2-1/2 cups water 
  • 1-1/2 tsp. salt 
  • 1/2 cup dried short pasta of your choice
  • 1 tsp. vegetable oil 
  • 7 cherry tomatoes 
  • 1/3 cup celery sliced lengthwise into 1/8” thickness
  • 1 handful mixed green
*This recipe was developed for 12 oz. and 17 oz. Zojirushi Stainless Food Jars. Adjustments may be required for making this recipe in other Food Jar sizes. 
1
Pre-chill the food jar by filling with ice cubes and water (not included in the ingredients list). Close the lid and allow to chill. 
2
In a sauce pan, place 2 cups of water, salt and bring to boil. Add pasta to the water and cook according to the package direction. 
3
Drain hot water from cooked pasta and rinse with cold water. Drain excess water and coat with oil in a bowl. Set aside.
4
In a small bowl, mix all ingredients for dressing. 
5
Discard ice and water from the food jar and pour in the dressing from step 4.
6
Cut an “x” on each cherry tomato with knife and place in the food jar.
7
Layer celery, cooked pasta, then mixed greens. Fill until 1 cm below the ridge.
8
Before serving, shake the food jar to dress the salad. Open lid and carefully mix the salad with a fork. 
9
Enjoy!

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