5 Fast and Healthy Mason Jar Salads

Hi guys! I hope everyone is having a great weekend. Things have been a little chaotic at our house prepping for our Europe trip and trying to get everything ready for back-to-school season once we get back. (Hello August! 🙂 I am a just a little bit of a procrastinator haha but as long as everything gets done it doesn’t really matter if its last minute..right?

Speaking of last minute, I have found some of the yummiest and quickest salad recipes that you can prep in a mason jar. It is literally the best and is so fast, mess-free, and easy to take on the go – it’s the perfect healthy (and cute!) lunch. Below are a few of my favorites and you can find more that I have pinned here.

thaichickenrecipe via pinterest

THAI CHOPPED CHICKEN SALAD

| Makes: 1 Serving|

Ingredients:

  • Chopped Lettuce
  • 1-2 Spiced Grilled Chicken Breasts: 1 tsp oregano, 1 tsp garlic granules, pinch of sea salt
  • 1/2 cup Spicy Broccoli: 1 tbsp chili paste
  • 1 cup Mango and Cabbage Slaw: 1/2 cup sliced or cubed mango, 1/2 cup finely chopped cabbage, 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup Roasted Red Peppers & Tomatoes: 1/2 cup chopped roasted red peppers, 1/2 cup chopped grape tomatoes

2-3 tbsp Chili vinaigrette:

  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, avocado oil, or sesame oil
  • 1 tsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp chili paste
  • 1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger

See instructions on layering in the jar here.

greeksaladrecipe via pinterest

GREEK SALAD

| Makes: 1 serving |

Ingredients:

  • 1 small zucchini or cucumber, peeled, seeds removed and cubed
  • ⅓ cup kalamata olives, cut in half
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained, rinsed and patted dry
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • ⅓ to ½ cup crumbled feta
  • 2 – 3 vine ripened plum tomatoes, chopped or ½ pint grape or cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 5 – 6 cups chopped romaine hearts, washed and dried well
  • 2 – 3 cups fresh baby spinach, washed and dried well

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • ⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon dried parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • coarse salt and fresh black pepper

Instructions here.

recipe via pinterest

CHEF SALAD IN A JAR

| Makes: 1 serving |

Ingredients:

  • 1 C. (1 whole) diced Roma tomato
  • 1 C. (¼ whole) sliced English cucumber
  • 1 C. (1 oz.) cooked lean ham, sliced into strips
  • 1 C. (1 oz.) cooked lean turkey, sliced into strips
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 2 oz. cheddar cheese, cut into thin strips
  • 2 oz. Swiss cheese, cut into thin strips
  • 4 C. chopped Romaine lettuce, bite sized pieces

Dressing Ingredients:

  • ¼ C. (2 small) freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 Tbs. finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 ½ tsp. coarse grain mustard
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 6 Tbs. light olive or canola oil

Detailed instructions here.

 

Burrito-Bowl-Mason-Jar-Salads-6

recipe via pinterest

BURRITO BOWL MASON JAR SALAD

| Makes: 5 servings |

Ingredients:

Quinoa-

  • 1 cup quinoa (I used a combination of red and white)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • juice and zest of one lime, or 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Chicken-

  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil or ghee
  • For the bacon: (optional)
  • 2 pieces of thick cut bacon

Sweet Potatoes-

  • 1 large sweet potato, washed with both ends cut off
  • 1 tablespoon residual bacon oil or coconut oil

Other Ingredients-

  • 3 cups chopped lettuce
  • 5 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

See instructions on how to make the salad here.

Watermelon-Feta-Arugula-Salad

recipe via pinterest

ARUGLA AND WATERMELON SALAD IN A JAR

| Makes: 4 servings |

Ingredients (per salad):

  • 1 cup seedless watermelon, cut into 1.5 cm cubes
  • 1 tablespoon feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon almonds (slices)
  • 1 teaspoon mint, torn
  • arugula (as much as will fit)

Dressing Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 4 teaspoons sugar

Check out the instructions here

PIN FOR LATER!

MASONJARS

 

Let me know if you guys get a chance to make any and what you think. Happy Sunday!

XX,
Christine

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Source: http://www.livingintunes.com/2016/07/5-fast-and-healthy-mason-jar-salads.html

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