Chef Salad In A Jar Recipe

Do you need more lunch and on-the-go meal ideas? If you are looking to add a more healthy meal to your day, then you need to add salad in a jar to your weekly meal prepping. There is nothing more filling then a mason jar full of your favourite vegetables. You will find below a delicious chef salad in a jar recipe to make for your lunch!

Salad in a Jar Meal Prep

Meal Prep: you can make enough for weekly lunches and add a few more in for dinners.

Easy Cleanup: mason jars don’t stain or hold lingering odors.

Money Saving: if you have a habit of buying meals and snacks when at work or on the go then

Ingredients: make each jar different using a variety of fruits and vegetables you have on hand. You don’t want to tire of the same salad each day.

chef salad in a jar

Salad Making Tips

  1. Always add the dressing to the bottom and the lettuce on top of the jar. No one wants a soggy salad.
  2. Use a wide mouth mason jar.
  3. Make your salads according to which vegetables last longer with those that are similar in shelf/fridge life.
  4. All vegetables and fruit have different shelf lives so when making your salad recipe keep this in mind and eat your salads accordingly.

Salad in a Jar: Vacuum Sealed 

How long will a salad in a jar last in the fridge? You can store your jar in the fridge for about 3-4 days or longer which is best if you vacuum seal the Mason Jars. You can purchase a FoodSaver® Wide Mouth Jar Sealer with a vacuum sealer kit. This process will help your healthy salad in a jar remain fresh and crisp.

Salad In A Jar 101

If you like this recipe for Chef Salad in a Jar, check out my Shrimp Cobb Salad and Kale Sweet Potato Salad. While these aren’t salads in a jar, you certainly could add them as well.

Ingredients For A Salad In A Jar

The salad dressing must always be at the bottom of the mason jar as you don’t want to make the vegetables and lettuce soggy.

Choose vegetables you like such as:

  • Lettuce (always at the top of the jar)
  • Shredded carrots
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Green Peppers
  • Cucumbers
  • mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Peas
  • Corn
  • Cauliflower
  • Broccoli
  • Zucchini

Add Proteins

You can also add cheese, quinoa, hard boiled egg, meat, tofu, and more!

How to Make a Salad in a Jar

How To Make A Chef Salad In A Jar

Wash and cut your vegetables, and also spin your lettuce.

How To Layer Salad In A Jar

Put in the jar from bottom to top (very important and the below is an example for a Salad in a Jar)

  • 2 tbsp of Dressing such as Ranch, Italian, French, etc. (always at bottom)
  • 2 tbsp Shredded carrots
  • 2 tbsp Cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp Green Peppers
  • 2 tbsp Cucumbers
  • 2 tbsp mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp Onions
  • 1/2 to 1 cup of your favourite Lettuce (always the last ingredient to add)

Ready To Eat Salad Recipe with Lettuce

When ready to eat the chef salad just shake the salad in the jar, pour it on a place, and eat!

Salad In Mason Jar Recipe Tips

  1. You can add any ingredients you would like as long as you remember that the salad dressing has to be at the bottom and the lettuce at the top of the jar.

Salad In A Jar Ideas

You can make many salad recipes for dinner including:

salads in a jars

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salads in a jars

Chef Salad In A Jar Recipe

Lyne
Do you know how to make a chef salad in a jar? It's a great lunch idea and you can prepare a few jars and keep them in the refrigerator for 3 days.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Course Lunch
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 1 jar
Calories 170 kcal

Equipment

  • Mason Jar

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Lettuce
  • 2 tbsp Dressing
  • 2 tbsp Shredded carrots
  • 2 tbsp Cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp Green Peppers
  • 2 tbsp Cucumbers
  • 2 tbsp mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp Onions

Instructions
 

  • Wash and cut your vegetables, and also spin your lettuce.
  • Put each ingredients in the jar from bottom to top (very important)
  • Dressing (always at bottom) and add other vegetables after.
  • Lettuce (always the last ingredient to add)
  • When ready to eat just shake the jar, pour on a place, and eat!

Notes

You can add any ingredients you would like as long as you remember that the salad dressing has to be at the bottom and the lettuce at the top of the jar.

Nutrition

Calories: 170kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 3gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 261mgPotassium: 446mgFiber: 3gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 5628IUVitamin C: 28mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chef salad, salad, salad dressing, salad in a jar, vegetables
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How to Make a Salad in a Jar

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Lynehttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto.She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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Comments

  1. I just came across your FB page which lead me here. This is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. I haven’t tried this but I’m always looking for ways to get my produce to stay fresher longer and the vacuum sealing is a really clever idea!

  3. This is such a smart way to take a salad to work or just to store it. I can tell from the ingredients how healthy it is. I love it!

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