15 Delicious & Healthy Mason Jar Salad Recipes
The secret to a beautiful and tasty Mason jar salad all comes down to the order that you make it in. We'll show you how to make a delicious salad in a mason jar as well as share our 15 favorite and most inspirational salad recipe ideas for you to try or put your own spin on!
Convenient, sustainable, and nutritious? All three commendable characteristics attribute to mason jar salads! Reuse a mason jar to conveniently store and pack a healthy salad. Dust off that mason jar found atop your cabinet and bite into these mason jar salad recipes and tips!
How to Make Mason Jar Salads
1. Clean out and dry Mason jar along with the tight-fighting lid.
2. Layer ingredients from bottom to top: wet ingredients including dressing, moisture-resistant veggies (such as carrots), "dryer" veggies and salad greens along with a protein source and anything crunchy. Ultimately, keep dryer ingredients towards the top of the jar to prevent a soggy and damp salad.
3. Store in fridge until ready to transport or serve.
4. Prior to eating, and with the lid sealed tight, shake the jar until all ingredients and dressings are evenly distributed among one another.
6. Back to step 1.
15 Mason Jar Salad Recipes
Needing a little inspiration? bistroMD has you covered! By using the steps and tips above, create and experience the following mason jar salad recipes:
1. Thai Chicken Salad
Homemade Thai dressing, slivered carrots, cubed chicken breasts, diced green onions, shredded cabbage, and chopped peanuts.
2. Mediterranean Salad
Extra virgin olive oil, olives, tomatoes, chickpeas, kale or spinach, and part-skim mozzarella cheese.
3. Untraditional Pizza Salad
Italian dressing, chopped green peppers, sliced mushrooms, diced tomatoes, romaine lettuce, shredded mozzarella cheese, fresh or dried oregano, basil, and parsley.
4. Avocado Shrimp Salad
Lime juice, olive oil, diced bell peppers, sliced avocado, deveined and cooked shrimp, cilantro, and red pepper flakes.
5. Peachy Keen
Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice and zest, diced red onions, pitted and sliced peaches, arugula, and spinach.
6. BLT Salad
Red cider vinegar, olive oil, turkey bacon crumbles, sliced tomatoes, and romaine lettuce.
7. Southwestern Salad
Yogurt ranch dressing, corn, shredded chicken, diced bell peppers, and tomatoes.
8. Tuna Salad
Mustard, lemon juice, mushrooms, celery, onions, drained tuna, salt and pepper.
9. Greek Cucumber Salad
Olive oil, lemon juice, red onion slices, chopped cucumbers, olive halves, dill, and feta cheese.
10. Sushi Salad
Rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, diced carrots and cucumbers, crab meat or tofu, baby spinach, and chopped peanuts.
11. Pasta Salad
Olive oil, roasted red bell pepper, cooked whole wheat noodles, arugula, garlic powder, and grated parmesan cheese.
12. Green Machine Salad
Pesto, shredded chicken, spinach, kale, romaine lettuce, roasted pine nuts, and part-skim mozzarella cheese.
13. California Quinoa Salad
Balsamic vinegar, lime juice, edamame, diced onions and peppers, cooked quinoa, and slivered almonds.
14. Fruit Salad
Lime juice, apple cider vinegar, sliced berries, cooked quinoa, coconut flakes, and chopped pecans.
15. Zucchini and Chickpea Salad
Olive oil, lemon juice, garbanzo beans, diced zucchini, sliced red onion, and romaine lettuce.
The above Mason jar salad recipes are offered as inspirational ideas. Feel free to tweak ingredients, add new ones, or spice up with various herbs and seasonings. Mason jar salads are not intended to be serious, so have fun and experiment with new flavors for your next on-the-go, nutritious meal!