As the hot weather continues, we’re finding ourselves craving fresh and healthy salads. Though limp lettuce and a lack of imagination often leaves us reaching for unhealthy alternatives.

In the first of her cooking series with Get The Gloss, Nutritional Therapist Amelia Freer shows you how to make a tasty but healthy salad in a jar. Easy to make and packed with flavour, this colourful salad is the perfect addition to any picnics, BBQs or dinner parties. It also serves as the perfect lunch.

Follow Amelia’s steps and you’ll never be bored of salad again…

You’ll need:




A lemon

A carrot

Spring onions

Cherry tomatoes



Start by adding chickpeas to the jar. They’re a good source of protein for lunch time and help to keep you filled for longer – the perfect substitute to bread and pasta.

Next top it this up with sweetcorn, which complements the chickpeas.

Then add some avocado. Before adding the avocado to the jar, cover it with lemon juice to stop it from going brown.

Add a layer of grated carrot and sprinkle some spring onions on top.

Top it up with cherry tomatoes.

Finally, add your lettuce on top so that it doesn’t get soggy.

It’s as easy as that. You’re left with a nutritious and delicious rainbow salad.

Amelia recommends adding your fruit to your salad, as it’ll leave you with less to carry to work and also goes well with the salad.

Are there any specific ingredients that you love to add to your salads? Let us know in the comments below!

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