To make a mason jar salad, start with the dressing on the bottom. Then add either a grain or a protein, your toppings of choice, and last but not least, your favorite greens. It's a delicious and portable DIY lunch idea that you'll absolutely love!
Egg & Avocado Mixed Salad
Eggs, grapes, corn and nuts make up this tasty lunch hour treat. What more could you want?
Green Garden Vegan Salad
The flowers on top are optional, but everything else in this veggie jar is totally delicious! This recipe calls for peppercorn dressing, diced cucumbers, tomatoes, baby spinach, pistachios and dried apricots. It’s almost too beautiful to eat!
Spinach is delicious and full of protein, and adding mozzarella, orzo and snap peas make the perfect combo.
Zucchini Noodle Salad
Use zucchini in noodle form and add some peas and quinoa for a healthy twist on a traditional salad. Your cheese of choice goes great on top, too!
Asian Noodle Salad
If you like your salads on the crunchy side, this recipe is the one for you. It takes edamame, red bell peppers, carrots and a peanut butter sauce. It’s a delicious lunchtime pick-me-up.
Pomegranate & Pear Salad
In addition to looking beautiful, this salad has nothing but health for you: pomegranates are known for high Vitamin C levels, while pears are a great source of fiber. Add chopped nuts and feta cheese for both more flavor and health benefits.
Need a reminder on how beautiful natural foods are? Exhibit A: The Rainbow Salad. Fill your jar with your favorite fruits and vegetables of all colors. There are really no rules to this recipe, but it’s particularly good for fruit salads!
Black Bean & Corn Salad
For all you protein lovers out there: try mixing chopped black beans, corn, tomatoes, red onions and your favorite greens.
Sprouted Spring Salad
If you want to add some variety to your jar routine, substitute some greens with some sprouts instead. They’re just as healthy and go great with tomatoes, beans, carrots – pretty much anything!
Mango Black Bean Quinoa Salad
This salad is simply bursting with flavor. Start with a honey lime vinaigrette, then add beans, corn, quinoa, mangos, red onions and your favorite greens. Your tastebuds will thank you.
Chicken & Spinach Salad
Spinach goes good with just about any salad ingredients, but especially this chicken recipe. Adding grapes and almonds will add some great texture to your jar.
Orange Ginger Layered Salad
Topped with edamame, this jar was inspired by ingredients found only at Whole Foods, so you know it’s the real deal. You can mix and match, but this jar contains wheat berries, quinoa, carrots, red and green peppers, fresh parsley and an orange ginger dressing.
Chickpea, Farro & Greens Salad
Farro is somewhat of an unknown grain to many, so it’s a perfect choice when you’re trying to experiment with your meals. Adding it to your chickpeas and greens goes great, especially with the cheese and cranberries pictured here added in.
Cajun Shrimp Jar
This is an addictively tasty jar that is jam-packed with tasty flavor. Ingredients include spinach, guacamole, cajun shrimp and sauteed onions and peppers.
Burrito Bowl Salad
For all you Chipotle fans out there, this mason jar recipe is essentially the same thing, except it makes a healthy substitution by adding Greek yogurt and quinoa into the mix.
Zucchini Pasta Salad
This genius recipe mixes zucchini noodles with a Greek yogurt-avocado dressing. It also adds red bell peppers, tomatoes, celery, feta cheese and olives to the mix. Fair warning: this recipe is addicting!
If you’re a salad lover, you already know you can’t go wrong with a delicious Greek salad. Start with your favorite Greek dressing, then pile on the chopped carrots, celery and red onions. Add feta cheese, pine nuts and olives for the Mediterranean taste, then top it off with your greens of choice. You’ll be able to smell the ocean air when you take your first bite!