Feast your eyes on these mouthwatering salad in a jar recipes. Prepare these recipes today, and you have a healthy grab-and-go lunch meal the next day!
Salad In A Jar Recipes For Healthy And Fuss-Free Meals
Salad in a jar craze has become the latest food trend. It’s a simple and effortless meal you can make ahead of time. The trick is all about the layering. Once you have your clean mason jar, all you have to do is layer all the ingredients starting from the salad dressing. It is important to place the dressing on the bottom of the jar to keep your salad from getting soggy, then arrange the remaining ingredients. I made this list of salad in a jar recipes so you too can have a healthy on-the-go meal anywhere you go. Keep reading and enjoy!
1. Taco Salad In A Jar
Not only does this taco salad in a jar taste good, but it is also packed with nutritious ingredients–tomatoes, lettuce, corn salsa, and black beans. Taco meat is the only ingredient you need to cook for this recipe, the rest, you put them fresh. Tortilla strips also add a nice crunch and flavor to complement the meat and veggies.
2. Rainbow Fruit Salad In A Jar + Citrus Yogurt Dressing
Take your favorite fruit salad to a whole new level by savoring it straight out of the jar. This rainbow fruit salad in a jar is made with layers of plump blueberries, strawberries, orange, pineapple, and diced kiwi. Since it’s a fruit salad without green leafy veggies, you can drizzle the dressing on top. For the dressing, this recipe uses a citrusy and tangy yogurt dressing made with mayonnaise, yogurt, sugar, orange juice, and vanilla extract.
3. Greek Zucchini Salad In A Jar
Grab some avocado, shallot, parsley, garlic, yogurt, and lemon juice, then blend them in a food processor. Now you have a delicious dressing for this Greek zucchini salad in a jar recipe. This salad is loaded with Mediterranean flavors you’ll want to eat all week.
4. Spinach And Bacon Salad In A Jar
These jars are packed with protein and vitamins from egg, bacon, mushroom, and a handful of spinach. This spinach and bacon salad in a jar is a great on-the-go lunch to boost your energy and keep you on track throughout your day. For the dressing, simply whisk mayonnaise with sugar, salt, and vinegar.
5. Caprese Salad In A Jar
Enjoy a Caprese salad in the most creative and exciting way! To prepare this Caprese salad in a jar, first, layer the cherry tomatoes, mozzarella balls, and fresh basil. Then, sprinkle with salt and drizzle with virgin olive oil. It’s a simple and fresh Italian meal made even more appetizing and portable.
6. Mexican Corn And Prawn Salad In A Jar
What do I love about this salad in a jar? It creates a surprising flavor you won’t even think is possible to pull off. Grilled green king prawns complement well with charred corn, onion, cucumber, tomatoes, avocado, and radishes. This recipe uses a Zoosh salad dressing. You can either use a store-bought or use a homemade dressing.
7. Southwest Ranch Chicken Salad In A Jar
This Southwest ranch chicken salad in a jar makes a flavorful and hearty lunch you can bring to work, meetings, picnics, and outdoor trips. For this salad, you need to bake the chicken first and chop into chunks once cooled. You can now layer the salad by starting off with the dressing. Layer the veggies and let your salad in a jar crowned with fresh romaine lettuce.
8. Layered 7-Bean Salad In A Jar
A layer of assorted beans (baby limas, edamame, chickpeas, canned black beans, fresh green beans, and dried red beans), bell pepper, red onion, cucumber, and fresh thyme are packed on this healthy 7-bean salad in a jar recipe. A simple vinaigrette makes this salad zesty and fresh!
9. Arugula And Watermelon Salad In A Jar
Watermelon goes pretty well with arugula, feta cheese, and almonds on this arugula and watermelon salad in a jar. It also has a zing from vinaigrette and a fresh, tangy, and slightly sweet fragrance of mint!
10. Protein Egg And Quinoa Salad In A Jar
Balance your meal with protein and vitamins by making yourself this healthy and filling egg and quinoa salad in a jar. It’s a salad chock-full of cooked lentils, cooked quinoa, avocado, grape tomatoes, arugula, and hard boiled egg. The dressing couldn’t be easier to put together with lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper!
11. Pasta Salad In A Jar
Pack a pasta salad along with vegetables and a delicious Italian dressing, and bring it with you anywhere you need a hearty and healthy portable lunch on-the-go. This pasta salad in a jar uses rotini noodles, but any variety will do.
12. Shrimp & Avocado Salad In A Jar
Shrimp and avocado salad get a sweet and citrusy makeover with orange juice dressing. It is made even more satisfying with extra slices of peeled oranges. To make the dressing, simply mix orange juice and lemon juice with shallots, salt, and ground pepper. You’ll love this salad straight out of a jar!
13. Chicken Taco Salad In A Jar
You might think this chicken taco salad in a jar is a bit small for your tummy, but once you finish a jar, you’ll be more than satisfied! It’s packed with so much flavor and texture from Southwestern-seasoned chicken, fresh veggies, and lots of cheese. Just like any other salad in a jar recipe, once you have the ingredients and the dressing prepared, just layer them in a jar and in 10 minutes your healthy grab-and-go lunch is ready!
14. Chickpea Salad In A Jar with Mint + Cucumber
Chickpeas are a great source of protein which is perfect to add to your vegetarian diet. Not only do they provide you with amazing health benefits but they also make for a delicious meal any time of the day. This chickpea salad in a jar is ideal for increasing your chickpea intake as it tastes really good and satisfying. The key to making this salad even better is the dressing. It’s simply made with honey, olive oil, lime juice, and ground cumin.
15. Chef Salad In A Jar
Chef salad is basically a salad of hard-boiled eggs, meat (ham, chicken, turkey, or roast beef), cucumber, tomatoes, lettuce, and cheese. What makes this chef salad in a jar apart from the classic recipe aside from its Parmesan vinaigrette is the way how it is being prepared and presented. Placing it in a jar makes the salad even more delectable and mouthwatering!
16. Spring Roll Salad In A Jar
If spring roll wrapper isn’t available at home, don’t worry because you can still enjoy your favorite Asian snack anytime and even anywhere you choose to go. Just gather the ingredients and layer them in a jar. Don’t forget the peanut dressing which will give your spring roll salad in a jar a notable Asian flavor. It’s easy to prepare with only 4 ingredients–peanut butter, Sriracha sauce, lemon juice, and soy sauce!
17. Thai Salad In A Jar
This Thai salad in a jar is a good way to use leftover meat like fish, beef, and steak. This salad consists of carrots, broccoli, tomatoes, bell pepper, scallions, greens, rice noodles and lots of sesame seeds. The dressing also makes a big difference. It’s tangy, savory, slightly sweet and spicy. How to make it? Whisk rice wine vinegar, peanut butter, olive oil, Sriracha sauce, soy sauce, garlic, honey, lime juice, and ground ginger.
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Enjoy your favorite salad anywhere, anytime! These salad in a jar recipes are not just pleasing to the eyes, but are also definitely healthy and delectable. They are perfect for picnics, potlucks, and outdoor parties. The good thing about these recipes, they’re versatile you can add any ingredient you choose!
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