Mouthwatering Salad In A Jar Recipes: 20 Mason Jar Recipes To Boost Your Energy

Mouthwatering Salad In A Jar Recipes: 20 Mason Jar Recipes To Boost Your Energy

Would you like to eat more salad but don’t have time to chop the veggies everyday?

This is the perfect way to make sure you are getting your 5-7 servings of fruits and veggies.

You can make your salads in advance and pack them for work or school or just have them in the fridge so you don’t have to do all the prep work on a daily basis.

I love salads in a jar and I know you will too!

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There are so many benefits of using a jar for your salad: they are air-tight and the greens can last up to a week without wilting!  

They take up very little space in your fridge and they are sustainable. Unlike those plastic pack and go containers.

How do the greens stay fresh in a salad in a jar?

Mason jars are pretty air tight but you can make them even better if you get a seal a meal unit with a jar attachment. You don’t need one however the greens will last even longer!

How do you mix the dressing in a mason jar salad?

The dressing is the first layer that goes into your jar. This keeps all the moisture at the bottom so it won’t spoil your greens! Just make sure it stays upright. Alternately, you can put your dressing in a small cup that you make with parchment paper. Screw the jar lid on making sure the paper is held tight. This makes a little dressing at the top of your jar.

What type of jar is best for a salad in a jar?

You can use any type of jar but I prefer a wide mouth mason jar like this. You choose the size based on how big you want your salad to be.

How long does a salad in a jar keep in the fridge?

If you screw the lid on tight it will keep for 5-7 days.

How to make a salad in a jar

There are six steps to making a salad in a jar.

  1. Prep your ingredients
  2. Add your dressing and wet ingredients
  3. Add your moisture resistant veggies such as carrots
  4. Add your remaining veggies and fruit
  5. Add your protein ingredients
  6. Add your crunchy ingredients and your greens.

20 Salad In A Jar Recipes To Make Your Mouth Water

1)Basic Greens

First layer-Dressing of your choice, fruit of choice such as blueberries

Second layer-Tomatoes, Onions, Carrots, radish

Third layer-Cucumber,peas, and fruit of choice

Fourth layer- Kidney beans

Fifth layer- Romaine or lettuce of choice, Sunflower seeds

2) Classic Spinach

First layer-Balsamic vinaigrette dressing

Second layer-Sauteed onions

Third layer-Strawberries,

Fourth layer-Edamame

Fifth layer-Spinach, Walnuts

3) Greek

First layer-Olive oil vinaigrette, lemon juice

Second layer-Purple onion, Tomatoes,

Third layer-Cucumber

Fourth layer-Vegan cheese

Fifth layer- Romaine, Hemp seeds

4) Tree Hugger

First layer-Creamy Avocado

Second layer-Tomato, beets

Third layer- Cucumber, zuchini

Fourth layer- Garbanzo beans

Fifth layer-Dandelion greens, pumpkin seeds, Sprouts of choice, lettuce of choice

5) Super Food Salad

First layer-Lemon ginger vinaigrette

Second layer- Shredded broccoli stems, cabbage

Third layer-pomegranate seeds, Blueberries

Fourth layer-Edamame

Fifth layer-Sprouts, kale, chard,mustard greens or any super green mix, Hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries

6) Protein Blast

First layer-Dressing of your choice. I like Ranch

Second layer-Tomatoes

Third layer-Cucumbers

Fourth layer-Beans of your choice

Fifth layer-Arugula, Romaine or Bibb. You can use any power greens mix here as well. Pumpkin seeds, Sprouts, Hemp seeds.

7) Cobb Salad

First layer- Blue cheese or dressing of choice

Second layer-Tomatoes

Third layer-Olives

Fourth layer-Tofu

Fifth layer- Romaine or Bibb

8) Healthy Taco Salad

First layer- Tomato Vinaigrette or Ranch

Second layer-Tomatoes, Carrots

Third layer-Cucumbers, olives

Fourth layer- Kidney beans

Fifth layer- Romaine or Spinach, non GMO organic sprouted corn tortillas (Slice in thin strips and crisp in oven)

9) Pear Walnut

First layer- Olive oil/raspberry vinaigrette

Second layer- Sliced pears

Third layer-sauteed onions

Fourth layer- Cashew cheese

Fifth layer- Arugula, Walnuts

10) Orange Mint

First layer-Orange Vinaigrette

Second layer-Sliced mandarin oranges

Third layer-Tomato

Fourth layer-Avocado

Fifth layer- Bitter greens such as Radicchio, Dandelion or Arugula, lots of nuts or seeds of your choice, Dried Cranberries,

11) Tomato Mozzarella or “Caprese”

First layer- Olive oil Vinaigrette

Second layer- Tomato

Third layer- Vegan Mozzarella, Fresh Basil

Fourth layer-Tomato

Fifth layer-Vegan Mozzarella, Fresh Basil

( I like to use cherry tomatoes for this one so they don’t get soggy)

12) Yogurt Fruit Salad

First layer-Yogurt with a little honey

Second layer- Apples, grapes, cherries, pears, Any fruit of your choice

Third layer-orange slices, bananas slices

Fourth layer- Pomegranate

Fifth layer-Walnuts, Pecans, Dried cranberries

13) Kale Crunch

First layer-Dressing of Choice

Second layer- Any crunchy veggie

Third layer- Any soft veggie

Fourth layer- Raspberries or Blueberries

Fifth layer- Lots of chopped kale. ( Kale is best when chopped in small pieces)

14) Quinoa Tabouli Salad

(This one breaks all the rules)

Cook your quinoa and let cool

Mix in Lemon juice to taste, Olive oil just enough to coat without being sloppy, chopped green onion, and lots of fresh parsley. Salt and pepper to taste

This salad should be very parsley heavy but can be made to taste.

15) Tabouli Live Food Layered Salad

First layer- Fill bottom with cherry tomatoes

Second layer- Fill jar with Tabouli salad

Third layer- Avocado

Fourth layer- Tabouli Salad

Fifth layer- Nut Cheese sprinkle

16) Watermelon Cucumber Feta Salad

First layer- Chunks of Cucumber

Second layer-Chunks of Watermelon

Third layer-Chunks of Cucumber

Fourth layer-Chunks of Watermelon

Fifth layer- Nut Cheese

17) Chicken Black Bean Salad

First layer- Vinaigrette of choice

Second layer-Tomato, Carrots, Diced onions

Third layer-Cucumber

Fourth layer-Black beans

Fifth layer- Romaine,Chard or Spinach

18) Chard Salad With Sauteed Mushrooms and Onions

First layer- Vinaigrette of choice

Second layer-Sauteed onions

Third layer-Sauteed mushrooms ( I like shiitake but any will do)

Fourth layer- Chopped tomatoes

Fifth layer- Lots of Swiss Chard chopped

19) Garbanzo Bean Crunch Salad

First layer-Lemon Vinaigrette

Second layer-Carrots, Diced celery, Radish

Third layer-Cucumber, Jicama

Fourth layer- Lots of Garbanzo beans ( I like to sprout mine first for digestibility)

Fifth layer- Greens of choice

20) Tabula Kisir Salad

First layer – Sprouted buckwheat

Second layer – thinly sliced spring onions

Third layer – sliced tomatoes and bell peppers

Fourth layer –  White beans

Enjoy! All of these salads can be made to taste. I like to use what’s in the fridge. These recipes are just ideas to inspire you!

Equipment to speed up the salad making process:

Mouthwatering Salad In A Jar Recipes: 20 Mason Jar Recipes To Boost Your Energy

This nifty hand held noodle maker is a similar size to your potato peeler, so you can store it in your kitchen drawer and whip it out when you need to whizz up a fast vegetable pasta recipe in a flash. The best thing of all is you can use so many different types of vegetable so make zoodles. You can use carrots, cucumber, potato, sweet potato. The list is endless!

Mouthwatering Salad In A Jar Recipes: 20 Mason Jar Recipes To Boost Your Energy

Strip kale , collards, chard and herb leaves from stems in seconds with this beautifully simple kitchen tool.

Mouthwatering Salad In A Jar Recipes: 20 Mason Jar Recipes To Boost Your Energy

When you’re in a hurry and you want to make a smoothie in less than 2 minutes, this color coded measuring spoon and cup set will help you speed measure your ingredients and throw them into the blender in a jiffy.

Mouthwatering Salad In A Jar Recipes: 20 Mason Jar Recipes To Boost Your Energy

All you do is cut the top off a lemon, orange or lime, twist the sprayer into the fruit, and then simply spray on to your food.  Delicious!

Mouthwatering Salad In A Jar Recipes: 20 Mason Jar Recipes To Boost Your Energy

This handy high speed manual food processor is perfect for chopping a small amount of ingredients very quickly.

Mouthwatering Salad In A Jar Recipes: 20 Mason Jar Recipes To Boost Your Energy

Save time cutting vegetables and fruit with this handy slicer.  All of your slices will be the same width which makes your cooking much more even.  Your dishes will look prettier, it is much safer for your fingers and makes your meal prep a lot faster.

Mouthwatering Salad In A Jar Recipes: 20 Mason Jar Recipes To Boost Your Energy

Save hours cutting herbs with these stainless steel 5 layer herb scissors.  You can also use the scissors to cut nori and scallions, or other salad onions.

Mouthwatering Salad In A Jar Recipes: 20 Mason Jar Recipes To Boost Your Energy

Eliminate the need for several different blades to store and change with its compact design. The easiest to use, best spiral slicer-Spiralizer. Excellent for making veggie pasta or spirals for healthy vegetable meals.

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Mouthwatering Salad In A Jar Recipes: 20 Mason Jar Recipes To Boost Your Energy

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