Salad in a Mason Jar? If you thought mason jars were just for canning, then get ready to have your mind blown! Mason Jars may be the best thing that’s ever happened to Meal Prep Monday.
How to Build Mason Jar Salads
First, go out and buy yourself a dozen 32-ounce wide mouth mason jars. Spring for plastic lids if you can. Mason jars come with metal ones, but they rust over time! Good news, this is all the equipment you need to prep mason jar salads! Now you need to focus on layering-which is the key to a sog-free lunch!
7 Steps to Perfect Mason Jar Salads
Layer 1 Dressing: Always start with dressing! Use as much as you like, but usually, 3-4 tablespoons is enough
Layer 2 Crisp Veggie Barrier: Add ingredients like non-absorbent veggies (carrots, cucumbers, onions, peppers) and legumes like chickpeas and beans that won’t soak up all the dressing
Layer 3 Veggie Layer: Continue layering with softer vegetables like tomatoes, mushrooms, and fruit
Layer 4 Grain & Pasta Layer: Add any quinoa, brown rice, or pasta
Layer 5 Protein: Now you’re ready to add in ingredients like hard boiled eggs, chicken, tuna, and cheese
Layer 6 Crunch Time: Add nuts & seeds for added protein, flavor and texture
Layer 7 Greens: The final step is adding is lettuce, arugula, or romaine!
Mason jar salads are super easy to meal prep and last a week in your fridge! Ready to see what all the fuss is about? Here are 16 fabulous mason jar salad recipes that make the perfect portable lunch!
16 Mason Jar Salads For Meal Prep
Summer Quinoa Salad Jars with Lemon Dill Dressing | Pinch of Yum
Vegan Salad in a Jar | Healthy Happy Life
Southwestern Quinoa Mason Jar Salads | Making Thyme For Health
Chicken Cobb Mason Jar Salad | A Sweet Pea Chef
Cruciferous Salad With Asian Sesame Dressing | MJ & Hungryman
Chef Salad in A Jar | Comfortably Domestic
Healthy Low Carb Meal Prep: Greek Mason Jar Salad with Chicken | Wholesome Yum
Meal Prep Low Carb Big Mac Salad Jars | The Girl on Bloor
Wheat Berry & Blistered Tomato Mason Jar Salad with Basil Almond Pesto | Floating Kitchen
Apple Harvest Mason Jar Salad | The Seasoned Mom
Meal Prep Salad: Low Carb Chicken Avocado Club Salad | Eating Bird Food
Antipasto Mason Jar Salad | Organize Yourself Skinny
Turkey Burger Mason Jar Salad (Low Carb+High Protein) | Food Faith Fitness
Chicken Salad Mason Jar Salad with No-Mayo Dressing | Kristine’s Kitchen
Shrimp & Feta Cobb Salad | Savor The Thyme
Southwest Chicken Salad | A Simplified Life
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