Salad veggies in jars

salad18.jpgI've been doing this for a while, but I just realized I never posted about it. Instead of trying to fit the salad veggies in the same jar as the lettuce, it makes sense to put them in their own 4 oz. (or maybe 8 oz.) jar. Aside from making more room for lettuce, the veggies last less than a week, but the lettuce lasts up to two weeks, so keeping them separate makes sense.

salad19.jpg salad20.jpgIf you're sealing these tiny jars in a chamber vacuum sealer, I've found the best way is to put them in upside-down. For some reason, they have a much higher seal failure-rate than the big jars if you put them in the normal way.

Other vacuum packed salad posts:

The Great Salad Experiment

Great Salad Experiment - Part 2

Spinach and green leaf lettuce experiment

Opening vacuum sealed jars

Lets vacuum seal a bunch of stuff
(includes putting salad vegetables in vacuum sealed bags)