Salads in a Jar Recipes – Mason Jar Salads For Everyone!

Salads in a jar – perfect for on-the-go healthy eating! Here are 11 colorful recipes to get you started!

11 Salads in a Jar Recipes on

Salads in a jar are all the rage lately — for a number of reasons.

  1. They are adorable. (Okay most people probably don’t care about this but I think they are cute.)
  2. They are portable. Perfect for school lunches, work lunches, and best of all, picnics. (I’m in the freezing cold weather and dreaming of picnics.)
  3. They keep your greens crisp. By putting the dressing in the bottom of the jar with sturdy vegetables or beans, you don’t have to worry about soggy greens. But yet you don’t have to pack your dressing in a separate container.
  4. There are a million different ways to do them. Here in this post I’m giving you 11 great options, but the options are endless really.

Okay, so, now there’s 13. I’ll keep adding to the list as I find new recipes to love!

Zucchini Noodle Mason Jar Salad with Farro and Mozzarella - get the perfect lunch recipe on!

Zucchini Noodle Mason Jar Salad with Farro and Mozzarella

Southwestern Chopped Salad in a Mason Jar

Creamy Italian Herb Pasta Salad {Sweet Phi}

Mason Jar Chickpea, Farro, and Greens Salad {Cookie and Kate}

Rainbow Salad in a Jar with Avocado Hummus from

Photo Credit: Oh My Veggies

Rainbow Salad in a Jar with Avocado Hummus {Oh My Veggies}

Ranch Chicken Salad in a Jar {Food For My Family}

Asian Noodle Salad in Jars from

Photo Credit: Foxes Love Lemons

Asian Noodle Salad Jars {Foxes Love Lemons}

Italian Chopped Salad in a Jar with Creamy Caesar Dressing {A Farmgirl’s Dabbles}

Mason Jar Broccoli Salad {Sugar Free Mom}

Mexican Salad in a Jar from Photo Credit: A Zesty Bite

Mexican Salad in a Jar {A Zesty Bite}

Shrimp and Bacon Salad in a Jar { i heart naptime}

Layered 7-Bean Salad in a Jar from

Photo Credit: View from Great Island

Layered 7 Bean Salad in a Jar {View from Great Island}

Fruit Salad in a Jar {Cravings of a Lunatic}


What salad ingredients would you use to create your perfect salad in a jar?

I don’t have any salads in a jar recipes on my site (I need to make that happen!) — but try putting these salads into a jar: Asian Chicken Salad, Farro Salad with Chicken, Beets, and Broccoli, Salad with Apples and Cucumbers, or Cabbage Salad with Honey Lime Dressing.

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  2. Ohhhhhh my goodness! These are seriously such incredible recipes, totally pinning, and thank you for including my italian pasta salad in a jar, it’s a fave of mine :)

  3. Diiiiiiig these. Anything in a jar = done.

  4. Thanks for the link love! Have a wonderful week!

  5. What a fun post! My salad consumption goes down a bit during the winter, but you got me excited to rev that back up. Now! Thank you for including my Italian chopped salad – my husband loves that one, especially that creamy Caesar dressing! Happy New Year, Rachel!

  6. LOVEEE this list because I JUST made my first salad in a jar recipe for work and I’m in love! I prep it the night before and have lunch ready to go!

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