These easy and practical Mason jar salads are a great way to mix up the usual lunchtime routine. These are just a few ways to get started with Mason jar salads - really, the possibilities are endless! Just add your favourite veggies and toppings to a base of quinoa, pasta, lentils, millet or rice and you're ready to go. The versatile tahini-based sauce, flavoured with garlic and lemon, works with any combination of ingredients, and adds a rich and creamy touch. Tahini is made with ground sesame seeds - they're mixed with just a little water, until a smooth paste forms. It's easy to find in organic or Asian grocery stores. Sesame seeds are rich in minerals like calcium, zinc and manganese. They also contain generous amounts of B vitamins, and are a great source of plant-based protein. We often use them in Middle Eastern foods, like hummus, baba ganoush and halva, as well as in kebabs and bread, and even in cakes and granola bars! Tahini makes an excellent base for this creamy vinaigrette that's as delicious on salads as it is on grilled vegetables.