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17 Best Mason Jar Salad Recipes for Meal Prepping

These 17 Mason jar salad recipes will add flavor and nutrition to your everyday meals.

There are so many great things about mason jar salads.

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First, they make for easy meal prep. Just set aside 30 to 45 minutes of your weekend to prepare them.

That way, you have a week’s worth of delectable salads at your disposal. 

Mason Jar Salad with Egg, Bacon and Veggies

It makes healthy eating a breeze.

Second, you get to make tons of salad variations by using the same main ingredients.

Just switch up the mix-ins and the dressings for a completely different salad! 

Third, they look ridiculously charming. 

The components are layered neatly on top of each other. It not only makes for a nice presentation, but it allows you to see what goes in the salad. 

Lastly, these salads are also portable. Bring a jar to work, pour the contents into a bowl, and voila, your lunch is served.

If none of these are convincing enough, I’m sure this one is: these salads are wildly delicious! 

But don’t take my word for it. Try these Mason jar recipes and see for yourself. 

1. Chicken Cobb Mason Jar Salad

This chicken cobb salad has layers of chopped-up cucumbers, grape tomatoes, leafy greens, garbanzo beans, and crumbled cheese in a creamy ranch dressing.

The mix of greens, beans, and veggies makes this salad both hearty yet light, filling, but not heavy.

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Pro-tip: when layering Mason jar salads, the dressing should always go at the bottom and the leaves on top. 

You won’t want the liquid ingredients to touch the greens, as this will make the latter wilt.

2. Strawberry Spinach Mason Jar Salad

Packed with fresh strawberries, spinach, asparagus, cucumber, avocado, and a citrus poppyseed grapefruit dressing, this salad is the epitome of spring!

Adding more texture and flavor to the mix are toasted almond slivers and creamy goat cheese.

3. Clean Eating Spinach Salad Jars

If you’re not a fan of spinach, this salad will convert you.

Sure, spinach is bland on its own, but it’s so much more nutritious than lettuce. 

Plus, as long as you mix it with the right ingredients, you’ll find it really enjoyable.

Here you’ll combine spinach leaves with diced tomatoes, red onions, mushrooms, boiled eggs, garbanzo beans, and a balsamic dressing.

It’s a colorful and flavor-packed salad.

4. Mason Jar Kale Salad

Kale, strawberries, tomatoes, walnuts, feta, and pumpkin seeds make up this guilt-free and flavorful salad.

It has the perfect ratio of fruit, vegetables, nuts, and cheese, so it’s crunchy, creamy, sweet, and tangy all at the same time. 

Oh, and the strawberry dressing is to die for, too! Made with strawberries, olive oil, balsamic, and honey, it’s so good, you’ll want to eat it with a spoon.

5. Mediterranean Mason Jar Salad

While most salads are often more loaded with vegetables than anything, this one is also packed with protein.

So if you’re looking for a full meal in one dish, this is the salad for you.

It’s full of vegetables, quinoa, chickpeas, and a lemon garlic dressing. This Mediterranean salad is wholesome and will keep you full until your next meal.

6. Chickpea Quinoa Mason Jar Salads

Chickpeas and quinoa combine with greens and vegetables to make a healthy and tasty salad.

The dressing is a blend of olive oil mustard, maple syrup, lemon, and garlic.

It’s a refreshing vinaigrette that complements the flavors of each salad component.

7. Arugula and Watermelon Salad in a Jar

Whenever I dine at a restaurant and see a salad offering with watermelon in it, I immediately order it.

I find crunchy greens and sweet, juicy watermelon to be such a fantastic combination! 

If you haven’t tried it yet, give this salad recipe a go and you’ll understand.

8. Lentil Mason Jar Salads

Filled with hearty lentils, fresh tomatoes, onions, lettuce, and a mustard vinaigrette, this mason jar salad is simply sublime.

The ingredients are very basic, but together, they make magic happen.

Even without popular salad mix-ins like cheese and nuts, it still manages to deliver awesome flavors and textures.

9. Caprese Mason Jar Salads

A mix of fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, and an olive oil-based dressing, a Caprese salad is simple, but it’s definitely full of flavor.

This recipe takes the classic Italian salad and steps it up a notch.

It adds grilled chicken breast, arugula, pignoli nuts, and a creamy honey yogurt balsamic dressing.

10. Grilled Chicken Caesar Mason Jar Salads

While fresh is always best, there’s also nothing wrong with relying on store-bought ingredients to make a remarkable salad. This recipe is proof.

A mix of romaine lettuce, parmesan, croutons, grilled chicken breast, and Caesar dressing, this salad is both scrumptious and easy to make. 

11. Layered Tuna Salad Mason Jars

With layers of white beans, tuna, and hard-boiled eggs, this Mason jar salad is a wonderful source of healthy carbs and protein.

It’s also made even tastier with black olives, red onion, and celery.

The lemon mayo dressing gives it that classic tuna salad flavor, too.

12. Chicken Salad Mason Jar Salad

If you prefer your salad to be sweet, savory, and creamy, this recipe has your name written all over it.

It’s filled with chicken, lettuce, grapes, apples, toasted pecans, and a poppy seed dressing.

It boasts a wonderful combination of not just flavors, but textures and colors, as well.

13. BLT Egg Salad Jars

This salad has the same three components as the classic BLT, but they’re taken to the next level.

The base is arugula or spinach instead of lettuce. This swap doesn’t change the salad’s flavor, but it does make it more nutritious.

Then, instead of just eggs, it uses egg salad. From that alone, you can already tell this salad is extra special.

The only thing that remains constant is the bacon. Because nothing’s better than bacon. It simply cannot be topped.

They’re layered beautifully in a Mason jar to make one tremendous salad.

14. Mason Jar Pasta Salad Shakers

I love it when recipes combine pasta and salads. These two appetizers are good as individuals, but so much better when they’re together.

In this pasta salad, you’ll get flavors and textures from turkey, cheese, pasta, and veggies. 

Tying them together is a simple homemade ranch dressing made of mayo and sour cream flavored with herbs and seasonings.

15. Thai Green Salad With Shrimp

How about a Thai-inspired appetizer for lunch or dinner? 

This green salad burst with bright colors and flavors! One look and you already know it’s a winner.

It’s packed with cabbage, carrots, arugula, cucumber, bean sprouts, shrimp, almonds, and a lot more.

This salad will blow your mind with its complementing tastes and textures.

The Thai dressing is made with almond butter, olive oil, maple syrup, garlic, vinegar, and sesame oil.

It has a glorious flavor profile that combines sweet, salty, and savory.

16. Ginger-Miso Glazed Salmon Salad in a Jar

This glorious salad has layers of peanuts, edamame, carrots, cucumbers, and a sweet-salty ginger-miso glazed salmon.

Finished off with a miso and sesame oil dressing, this salad bursts with refreshing flavors your tastebuds will surely enjoy.

17. Mason Jar Taco Salads

This salad is guaranteed to satisfy your large appetite!

Loaded with rice, black beans, taco beef, corn, cheese, and veggies, this isn’t your typical kind of salad at all.

It’s more like a taco fitted into a Mason jar, and it is beautiful.

Finish it off with ranch dressing and tortilla chips and enjoy.

17 Best Mason Jar Salads for Meal Prepping

Make your weekly lunches even easier with these Mason jar salad recipes. From cobb to Caesar to grilled chicken, these simple salads are hard to top.

Ingredients

  • Chicken Cobb Mason Jar Salad

  • Strawberry Spinach Mason Jar Salad

  • Clean Eating Spinach Salad Jars

  • Mason Jar Kale Salad

  • Mediterranean Mason Jar Salad

  • Chickpea Quinoa Mason Jar Salads

  • Arugula and Watermelon Salad in a Jar

  • Lentil Mason Jar Salads

  • Caprese Mason Jar Salads

  • Grilled Chicken Caesar Mason Jar Salads

  • Layered Tuna Salad Mason Jars

  • Chicken Salad Mason Jar Salad

  • BLT Egg Salad Jars

  • Mason Jar Pasta Salad Shakers

  • Thai Green Salad With Shrimp

  • Ginger-Miso Glazed Salmon Salad in a Jar

  • Mason Jar Taco Salads

Directions

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  • Organize all the required ingredients.
  • Prep a Mason jar salad in 30 minutes or less!
Mason Jar Salad Recipes

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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