Meal prepping salads just got easier by layering them in mason jars. It keeps all the ingredients fresh but there is a trick to how to prepare it to stay fresh. Check out these 4 delicious meal prep ideas creating a salad in a jar! #mealprep #ideas #saladinajar #masonjarsalads #mealprepideas #glutenfree #healthy #recipes | Recipes at Delightful Mom Food
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4 Meal Prep Salad Ideas In A Mason Jar

Meal prepping salads just got easier by layering them in mason jars. It keeps all the ingredients fresh but there is a trick to how to prepare it to stay fresh. Check out these 4 delicious meal prep ideas creating a salad in a jar!

Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Lunch, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Gluten Free, Healthy, Mason Jar Recipes, Meal Prep, Meal Prep Ideas, Meal Prep Salads, Meal Prepping, Salad In A Jar, Salads
Servings: 4
Calories: 465kcal
Author: Danielle | Delightful Mom Food

Equipment

Ingredients

Very Veggie Chickpea Crunch Salad

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon pink salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas cooked, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup carrots chopped
  • 1 tablespoon onion slices or diced
  • 1/4 cup edamame beans
  • 1/2 cup cucumber diced
  • 1/4 cup almond slices
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 cup romaine lettuce chopped

Southwest Salad

  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup black beans cooked, drained and rinsed
  • 1 Roma tomato diced
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 1/4 cup onion slices
  • 1/3 cup guacamole
  • 1 cup romaine lettuce chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Mexican cheese blend, shredded (optional)

Sweet Arugula Chickpea Salad with Cranberries and Pepitas

  • 3 tablespoons raspberry dressing (use your favorite kind, I like Annie's Organic)
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas cooked, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup onion slices
  • 1 tablespoon dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 1 tablespoon pecans (whole or halves)
  • 1 tablespoon feta cheese (optional)
  • 2 cups baby arugula

Honey Mustard Chicken, Cucumber, Tomato and Egg Salad

  • 3 tablespoons honey mustard dressing (use your favorite kind, I like Annie's Organic)
  • 1 cup chicken cooked and chopped or shredded, preferably rotisserie
  • 1 egg hard boiled, peeled and sliced
  • 1 Roma tomato diced
  • 1/2 cup cucumber diced
  • 1 cup romaine lettuce chopped

Instructions

Very Veggie Chickpea Crunch Salad

  • In a mason jar layer the ingredients in the order listed. First the oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Then layer the chickpeas, carrots, onion, edamame, cucumber, almonds, cilantro and lettuce. Cover and store up to 4 days in the refrigerator.

Southwest Salad

  • In a mason jar layer the ingredients in the order listed. First add the salsa, black beans, tomato, corn, onion, guacamole and lettuce. Optional to add the cheese. Cover and store up to 4 days in the refrigerator.

Sweet Arugula Chickpea Salad with Cranberries and Pepitas

  • In a mason jar layer the ingredients in the order listed. First add the raspberry dressing, chickpeas, onion, cranberries, pepitas, pecans, arugula and feta cheese (optional to add the cheese. Cover and store up to 4 days in the refrigerator.

Honey Mustard Chicken, Cucumber, Tomato and Egg Salad

  • In a mason jar layer the ingredients in the order listed. First add the honey mustard dressing, cooked chicken, hard boiled egg slices, tomato, cucumber and lettuce. Cover and store up to 4 days in the refrigerator.

Notes

Nutrition calculated for the Very Veggie Chickpea Crunch Salad.
Each salad recipe serves 1. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 465kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 891mg | Potassium: 1071mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 15120IU | Vitamin C: 23.9mg | Calcium: 196mg | Iron: 5.2mg