MASON JAR SALADS 3 WAYS

June 03, 2019

MASON JAR SALADS 3 WAYS

Have you ever tried mason jar salads? They’re an amazing way to keep your salads fresh not soggy! In this post, I’m sharing three of my favorite mason jar salads: Turkey Bacon Cobb, Chicken Berry Pecan Salad, and Turkey Roasted Vegetable & Kale Salad. I’ll also teach you how to make your own combinations and layer them for optimal freshness and flavor! No more packing your dressing separate in awkward little containers.

MASON JAR SALADS 3 WAYS

How to assemble a mason jar salad:

Bottom layer – Your salad dressing. I like to make my own and have included three of my favorite recipes (ranch, poppyseed, and balsamic).

Second layer – Things like lean protein (chicken or turkey), beans, chickpeas, hard vegetables like beets and carrots, and firm fruits like apple and pear. These are ingredients that can marinate and get even tastier!

MASON JAR SALAD CHICKEN BERRY PECAN

Third layer – Grains like quinoa or farro, tender vegetables like cucumber and tomato, and tender fruits like berries and peaches. These are ingredients you don’t want touching the dressing and getting soggy or mushy. Here is where I would include any crunchy add-ins like nuts, seeds, wonton strips, tortilla strips and croutons.

MASON JAR SALAD ROASTED VEGETABLE & KALE

Fourth layer – Your greens! You can do romaine, butter lettuce, massaged kale, mixed greens, spinach, arugula, whatever you like. You should be able to pack 1-2 cups in the top of your jar. The tighter you pack your jar, the fresher your salad will stay! Of course, you don’t want to smash and crumple your greens so they wilt (unless it’s kale).

Now, when you dump your salad into a bowl, the greens are at the bottom, and your goodies and dressing are on the top! Trust me, mason jar salads will change the way you look at meal prep.

MASON JAR SALAD TURKEY BACON COBB

Here’s the printable recipes for my favorite Mason Jar Salads! I hope you will rate and comment below if you try them 🙂

Recipes created in collaboration with Abby Pollock and TransformNation.

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