Salad in a Jar‬ Recipe

February 21, 2015

Salad in a Mason Jar

I’ve been using meal planning to really help me through the midway point of my diet and I shared pics of my meal prepped salads on my healthyJenell IG where I put them in tubaware bowls. I have the best IG friends aka “my loves” because about 3 of them suggested to me in the comments of my salad prep pic that I try prepping my salads in mason jars. I have a ton of mason jars in various sizes so I thought to myself ‘why not?’

This is my first time trying it out and I forgot to put the dressing on the bottom like they said. And someone else mentioned that I should put the heavy veggies on the bottom with the lighter veggies i.e. the spring mix, on the top. It’s all good. I’ll try all their suggestions the next time around.


I made 5 salads that I plan to have as dinner for the week (my largest meal is always Lunch). It took me about 11 minutes to prep all 5!

Breakdown from bottom to top: Spring mix packed in
6 sunburst tomatoes
2 slices red onions
1/4 cup store bought Edamae salad
6 green olives
1/2 Hass avocado on very top

These mason jars are 20oz with wide necks. I get all my various sized mason jars from Target and Walmart

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  • Reply Charlotte Roberts February 21, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    Yes, I seen this on Pinterest and they show you how to layers your jars salad , oatmeal, snacks and others goodies to eat.

  • Reply Taylor February 21, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    Onions are not good after about a day that they have been cut because they start to absorb the bacteria around them then you ingest this and could potentially make you sick. Do a little research on onions it may just save your life.

  • Reply Jennifer February 26, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    What dressing did you use for these?

    • Reply Jenell B Stewart March 2, 2015 at 6:16 pm

      I use Newmans Own Balsamic Vinaigrette. I put it on my salad when its time to eat it, not in the jar.

  • Reply Paula February 28, 2015 at 9:17 am

    So how did it turn out. I know the first few day were probably good. How about the 5 day old salad? Did it really stay fresh?

    • Reply Jenell B Stewart March 2, 2015 at 6:15 pm

      By day 5 my greens wilted a tad. Ive been advised to put the greens on top. Will be doing that from now on. But the salad was yummy.

  • Reply Bobbie March 2, 2015 at 7:48 am

    I do the salad in a jar and I absolutely love it. I find day 5 to be very fresh and tasty since your veggies on the bottom marinate in the dressing. The mason jar keeps everything really fresh. Thank you for sharing your journey, it has inspired me. Keep up the good work, you look great.

    • Reply Jenell B Stewart March 2, 2015 at 6:11 pm

      Share your recipes!

      • Reply Bobbie March 3, 2015 at 10:45 pm

        I am a creature of habit so my ingredients don’t change a bunch…just slight variations.
        2 TBSP light vinaigrette
        5-6 grape tomatoes
        red onion
        black beans or chick peas
        red cabbage or cole slaw mix (just the veggies)
        chicken or steak
        spring mix

        *if I am using nuts put them in last to maintain crunch

        Right before eating I usually flip it over for a few minutes to get the dressing on my lettuce… I like putting the dressing in so my salad is complete and I don’t have to worry about forgetting anything..

        I forgot I layer it in the jar the same order.

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