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30 Salad in a Jar Recipes

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30 Salad in a Jar Recipes

30 Salad in a Jar Recipes

After a jam-packed holiday season full of decadent cookies, rich cakes, creamy casseroles, savory pastas, and more than my fair share of beer and spiked hot chocolate, all I can think about now are fruits and vegetables—the fresher the better!

These salads in a jar are perfectly portable and great for taking on the go. Whether you are diving back into work or easing your way into the daily grind of getting the kids to school, these prep-ahead salads will give you a healthier option to reach for as you are getting back into the swing of things.

These salads are so much more than some iceberg lettuce and dressings— they feature crisp vegetables, seasonal fruits, satisfying proteins, and good-for-you grains, all combined with fresh and flavorful dressings. Salads in a jar are great for prepping ahead in bulk for a quick grab-and-go lunch or just making a single serving portion. Jazz up your lunch routine or prepare them for easy, light suppers on busy evenings. Enjoy!

Winter Rainbow Quinoa Salad Pinch of Yum

Winter Rainbow Quinoa Salad from Pinch of Yum

Mexican Chickpea Wholefully

Mexican Chickpea Salad with Chile-Lime Dressing from Wholefully

Asian Noodle Jar Salad Pocketful of Thyme

Asian Noodle Jar Salad from Pocketful of Thyme

Barley Zucchini Salad Hot Eats Cool Reads

Barley and Zucchini Mason Jar Salad from Hot Eats and Cool Reads

Beef and Cheddar Organize Yourself Skinny

Beef & Cheddar Mason Jar Salads from Organize Yourself Skinny

Burrito Bowl Mason Jar Salad Momo Wellness

Burrito Bowl Mason Jar Salads: Two Ways from Momo Wellness

Chicken Kale Caesar Salad Kims Healthy Eats

Chicken Kale Caesar Salad from Kim’s Healthy Eats

Easy Make Ahead Couscous Salad So Fab Food

Easy Make Ahead Couscous Salad from So Fab Food

Farro Feta Veggie Organize Yourself Skinny

Farro, Feta, & Veggie Mason Jar Salad from Organize Yourself Skinny

Greek Quinoa Mason Jar Salad Delight and Decorum

Greek Quinoa Mason Jar Salad from Delight & Decorum

Layered 7 Bean The View from Great Island

Layered 7-Bean Salad in a Jar from The View From Great Island

Loaded Salad in a Jar Bitz n Giggles

Loaded Salad in a Jar from Bitz & Giggles

Mason Jar Broccoli Pomegranate Salad SubjectVerbObject

Mason Jar Broccoli and Pomegranate Salad from SubjectVerbObject

Mason Jar Pineapple Chicken Potato Salad She Knows

Mason Jar Pineapple, Chicken, and Potato Salad from She Knows Mason Jar Zucchini Noodle Inspiralized

Mason Jar Zucchini Noodle Salads from Inspiralized

Noodle Kilner Jar Salad Love the Crunch

Noodle Kilner Jar Salad from Love the Crunch

Strawberry Spinach Wholefully

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Strawberry-Lime Vinaigrette from Wholefully
Quinoa Pear Spinach Hummusapien

Quinoa, Pear, and Spinach Salad in a Jar from Hummusapien

Tuna Arugula Homemaker Habitat

Tuna & Arugula Jar Salad from Homemaker’s Habitat

Thai Chopped Chicken Salad Lexis Clean Kitchen

Thai Chopped Chicken Mason Jar Salad with Chili Vinaigrette from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen


Southwest Mason Jar Salad with Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing from Fitgirl By Nature

Sunshine Salad Wholefully

Sunshine Salad with Orange Marmalade Vinaigrette from Wholefully

Whole Foods Inspired Layered Salad Oh She Glows

Whole Foods Inspired Layered Salad with Orange Ginger Dressing from Oh She Glows


South of the Border Salad from Bless This Mess


Tropical Sriracha Chicken Salad from The Healthy Maven


Turkey Burger Mason Jar Salad from Food, Faith, Fitness


Strawberry Spinach Salad with Citrus-Poppyseed Dressing from Eating Bird Food

Tofu Living Wholefully

Tofu Living Salad with Sesame-Lemon Dressing from Wholefully


Asian Invasion Salad from Bless This Mess

Cassie is the founder and CEO of Wholefully. She's a home cook and wellness junkie with a love of all things healthy living. She lives on a small hobby farm in Southern Indiana with her husband, daughter, two dogs, two cats, and 15 chickens.

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    1. Cassie

      It’s a little bit trickier because all the stuff doesn’t mix together, but one idea I heard is to turn the jar upside down about an hour before you want to eat it—then the dressing will coat everything!

  1. Cassia Cardinot

    Cassie, an hour is way too much, 20 seconds or so would do. I know this because I have tested it first hand and works wonders! One more thing I’d like to add is that if you carry it in a bag for work or school or any other place you must go and take it with you, it is wise to pad and tuck the jar very well, so it doesn’t fall on the side – mixing up the dressing with the salad per se – before you’d like and maybe go bad by your meal time. Te safety issue is quite important as well: as most people tend to use glass mason jars, be sure it is going to be really well padded and tuck so it doesn’t crack or break in your bag because of usual hustle and bustle during commute. That’s it! Loved the salad ideas, btw, and am now officially addicted to it!

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