Plate your lunch within seconds #salad-in-a-jar

Salad in a jar has got to be one of my favorite conveniences. I don’t remember who came up with this great idea or when, but what I do know is that it works like a charm. As long as I put my dressing on the bottom and layer from bottom to top – wettest to driest ingredients, that means lettuce / greens layered loosely on top, a Tablespoon of nuts/seeds on top of that and then the lid.

Here’s the salad-in-a-jar I made for Monday’s lunch. So easy to assemble. Oil & Vinegar on the Bottom and layered (bottom to top) with feta, cucumbers, tomatoes and lastly loosely packed raw Spinach.



Last night I enjoyed Salmon over Greens. For lunch I prepared my salad-in-a-jar and served the left over salmon on top. Here’s last nights meal, followed by todays lunch.

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I chopped up the green beans to serve in my salad. I layered – from bottom to top oil & vinegar, feta cheese, green beans, strawberries, loosely packed lettuce with just a Tablespoon of chopped walnuts and seal the jar to refrigerate. For lunch I simply shook the jar to toss the salad and evenly coat and poured it into my dish. Then topped with the leftover salmon. Here it is, voila!!

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4 thoughts on “Plate your lunch within seconds #salad-in-a-jar

    • Hi Maureen! I’ve got plenty of mason jars from when I was planning to can fruit preserves. (Fruit from my friend’s tree). Never actually did. Long story. But I’ve found a great use now with these mason jar salads. I find it not only convenient, but can also be quite attractive with the layering – AND it takes such minimal space in the fridge!! Happy “canning” (your salads, that is) : )

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