6 Healthy & Creative Mason Jar Salads to Pack for Lunch
As the weather warms up, we’re all about adding more raw veggies into our diet. And with May being National Salad Month, we can’t get enough of those green bowls. Not only are salads delicious, but they’re also packed with good-for-you nutrients — and even just one cup of leafy greens a day may decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease. Win, win!
If you haven’t tried making your salad in a jar yet, you’ll want to get in on this trend. It’s great for meal-prep, and you can make ahead the night before by layering all the ingredients in a mason jar and then popping in the fridge. Helpful tip: Add your dressing to the bottom so the other ingredients don’t get soggy, followed by sturdy produce, softer produce, protein, cheese/nuts/seeds and then finally your greens.
This week on the Vibrant Health blog, we’re sharing six creative mason jar salad recipes for lunch on-the-go all season long!
6 Mason Jar Salads for Springtime
- Strawberry Spinach Mason Jar Salad
- Mediterranean Chickpea Mason Jar Salad
- Spring Detox Mason Jar Salad
- Caprese Mason Jar Salads
- Spicy Thai Salad in a Jar
- Rainbow Veggie Mason Jar Salad
Strawberry Spinach Mason Jar Salad
With the strawberry season officially here, this winning strawberry-spinach combination is a must-try this spring! In-season asparagus and strawberries come together with spinach, red onion, grilled chicken, and goat cheese. Top it all off with a homemade citrus poppyseed dressing, shake it up, and enjoy!
Mediterranean Chickpea Mason Jar Salad
This simple vegetarian salad includes crunchy veggies like cucumber, tomato, romaine and red onion. Then add chickpeas for a delicious plant-based protein option. Mix together with a red wine vinaigrette for a refreshing on-the-go lunch!
Spring Detox Mason Jar Salad
This detoxifying, vegan salad is perfect for clean eating this spring! It’s jam-packed with fresh produce like strawberries, red cabbage, peas, grapefruit, shredded carrots and baby lettuce. Finish it off with a homemade strawberry tahini dressing.
Caprese Mason Jar Salads
Who doesn’t love a classic caprese salad? This recipe sticks to the classic tomato, basil and mozzarella cheese and then jazzes it up with arugula, pine nuts and Italian seasoning. Mix it up with a homemade creamy balsamic vinaigrette!
Spicy Thai Salad in a Jar
Looking to spice things up in the kitchen? You won’t want to miss out on this Spicy Thai Salad in a Jar, featuring quinoa, edamame and loads of colorful veggies — like cucumber, red cabbage, roasted sweet potatoes, and baby spinach. The fresh cilantro and spicy thai peanut dressing adds the perfect flavorful kick!
Rainbow Veggie Mason Jar Salad
“Eat the rainbow” with this bright, vibrant salad! You’ll enjoy layering all the colors into your jar — including red bell peppers, carrots, chickpeas, cucumbers, spinach and purple cabbage! It’s served with a creamy tahini dressing for a light seasonal lunch.
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