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My fiancee wants to bring more salads to work, but we've had a problem with wilted dressed salads and/or oily explosions when we carry the dressing separately. What are the best portable salad bowls that can also transport dressing?

asked Jan 05 '12 at 11:52

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This might not be what you were looking for, but I've had luck with just a normal wide-mouth jar, like tomato sauce or salad dressing might come in, a la lifehacker: http://lifehacker.com/5857420/make-salad-in-a-jar-for-an-easy-grab+and+go-lunch-that-stays-fresh-for-days

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answered Jan 14 '12 at 10:32

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I use a stainless steel tiffin bowl

http://www.happytiffin.com/lunch-bowls.html

and a small jar (from minced garlic, I think) for the dressing. I just put the jar in the bowl with the salad for transport. No trash, no plastic.

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answered Jan 14 '12 at 14:24

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I'm partial to the Clip & Close line from Frieling:

http://www.amazon.com/10-Ounce-Square-Shaped-Transparent-Food-Storage-Container/dp/B0006D37FQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1326180841&sr=1-1

I love them because the seal is extra, extra tight, eliminating as much as possible any chance of dripping. They have both plastic and glass versions, I use the plastic versions.

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answered Jan 09 '12 at 23:37

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Whatever you end up with, do keep in mind that if you go with a stainless steel container (they're becoming more popular by the day), acidic dressings can alter the taste of the salad or damage the container after interacting with the steel.

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answered Jan 14 '12 at 10:18

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I take my salad along in a ziplock bag with a paper towel inside to keep the moisture from sogging up the greens. I keep the various toppings separate and then when I get ready to eat I transfer the salad to a bowl for the meal, dress it and eat.

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answered Jan 14 '12 at 11:46

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Gladware containers makes a "To-Go" line; a container with a smaller container that fits in the round part of the lid from when they changed their design so lids snapped together. So they are inexpensive, easy to find (mine came from Target), only have one lid to keep track of, and if the dressing conatiner were to come knocked loose (has not happened to me) it'll just fall in the salad instad of making a huge mess. http://www.glad.com/products/food-storage/containers/glad-to-go-lunch/

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answered Jan 15 '12 at 08:57

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edited Jan 15 '12 at 08:58

I would second the gladware "to-go" line. I make a chopped salad every day for lunch, these work great. I've never had one burst, and I have significantly overfilled a few times.

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answered Jan 18 '12 at 16:48

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