Pasta Salad In a Jar

Pasta Salad in a Jar


4 quart size mason jars


1 cup of olive oil

6 minced garlic cloves

½ tsp salt 

½ tsp pepper

½ cup balsamic vinegar

1 TBSP lemon zest

1 TBSP chopped basil

¼ cup pine nuts


Heat olive oil in a skillet with garlic and cook 1-2 minutes.  Add a little salt and pepper.  Set aside 5 min and then add to the mason jar.  Add balsamic, lemon zest and basil to the jar. Shake well. 



1 bunch of kale thinly sliced

4 oz shaved parm cheese

3 cups of cherry tomatoes-halved

8 ounces of bowtie pasta

8 ounces of mozzarella balls


Add kale to the same skillet you cooked the garlic in on medium heat for 2 min.  Turn off the heat and let cool for 5 min and then add the parm cheese.  Season with salt and pepper. Brown pine nuts for 4 minutes on medium low heat. 

Assemble dressing, tomatoes, handful of pasta, pine nuts, kale, mozzarella, and more kale in a jar.  Shake the jar before eating.

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