We love everybody who’s new to WFH and making ready full-on do-it-yourself lunches in the midst of their workdays proper now—maintain Instagramming. However to our die-hard meal preppers, to our important employees who’re nonetheless bringing meals to their jobs, and to anybody who’s cooking lunches for these heroes: This one is for you.
Chef Seamus Mullen created three salad recipes that we’re into as a result of they permit us to get forward. Making our dressings and reducing up our veggies the evening earlier than (or morning of) is a small factor, however a little bit of prep could make it simpler to get out the door or transition from an 11 a.m. video convention into lunchtime. And it helps our WFH schedule really feel a bit extra regular.
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Virtually any reusable container will do. We’ve traditionally gravitated towards Mason jars for his or her packability, and we’re discovering they serve a fantastic function in the event you’re housebound, too. Layer your components in a big Mason jar, with the sturdiest on the backside (like chickpeas, jicama, and tomatoes) and most delicate on the prime (tender greens, herbs, and avocado). This helps all the things keep contemporary and properly intact. Once you begin feeling peckish round midday, seize your jar, add the dressing, screw the highest again on, and provides it a vigorous shake. Lunch is served.
There may be a lot happening on this salad, particularly within the texture division: juicy pineapple, crunchy carrots, and crisp jicama, tossed collectively in a creamy, tangy macadamia nut dressing—topped off with toasted coconut and a multitude of contemporary herbs.