The veggie vista

I remember rushing to Tesco to grab my first Mason jar when I noticed these mysterious ‘Jar Salads’ roaming across the Tumblr world. So after some time of laying idle in the cupboard, I eventually  took it out with some inspiration from the modern Irish culinary god, Donal Skehan. I hope you enjoy my twist on it in the end. 🙂




  • Quinoa is a good source of protein, benefits heart health and contains antioxidants.
  • The Good4U nutrition super sprouts are a powerhouse of antioxidants.
  • Low-fat Halloumi cheese is good for protein and calcium.
  • Chickpeas offer a great source of fibre.
  • Broccoli promotes eye health.
  • Asparagus helps remove energy-draining toxins from our body and strengthens our immune systems.
  • Carrots aid digestion, promote good eye health and are a powerful source of antioxidants.
  • Olive oil is a great source of energy.
  • Smoked paprika is a source of vitamins.

All nutritional information was taken from Neal’s Yard Remedies Healing Foods, a DK publication.




  1. Sieve water through a tin of (preferably organic) chickpeas.
  2. Place chickpeas onto a baking tray, drizzle on some olive oil and shake on a tablespoon of smoked paprika.
  3. Mix well and bake at 180℃, for 25 minutes.
  4. Add one part quinoa and two parts water to a small pot and bring to the boil.
  5. Cut up the Halloumi cheese into nice, thick slices. Pre-heat the frying pan with some olive oil (recommended but not essential), move to a medium heat and fry the slices for four minutes on each side.
  6. Place broccoli florets and asparagus together into a pot; make sure they only take up about half of it.
  7. Pour enough water into the pot to cover the veggies.
  8. Bring the water to the boil and leave for 10-15 minutes, depending on how tender you want your veggies.
  9. Drain the water and allow the veggies to cool for a few minutes.
  10. Wash a carrot and peel until you have a nice vibrant bunch of peelings.
  11. Get creative; add your ingredients layer by layer into your Mason jar or lunchbox.
  12. Finish off by topping it with some gorgeous honey mustard, or any dressing of your choice.
  13. Carry it around like a trophy!

The original source for this recipe was 🙂

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Happy eating guys,

Keep well,


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  1. Hey Ryan I really enjoyed reading your blog especially this blogpost it Looks amazing i am going to try it out soon.
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    XX Brookylngirl16

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