April 13, 2024

Mediterranean Mason Jar Salad

Easy Recipe

Mason Jar Salads – Custom + Quick

One of my favorite time-saving hacks for lunch prep is using mason jars to create salads. Not only are they convenient, but they also keep your salad fresh and crisp.

Add in some protein to keep you feeling full and satisfied. I highly recommend the Mediterranean chicken skewers from Costco – they’re a game-changer!

mason jars of salad and natasha's hand

Additonal Salad Options


  • Strawberry vinaigrette dressing
  • Grilled chicken breast, sliced
  • Fresh strawberries, sliced
  • Goat cheese, crumbled
  • Candied pecans or walnuts
  • Red onion, thinly sliced
  • Baby spinach leaves
  • Balsamic glaze (optional)


  • Dairy Free Ranch
  • Cooked chickpeas
  • Cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Cucumber, diced
  • Carrots, shredded
  • Red onion, thinly sliced
  • Mixed greens or spinach


  • Lemon Poppyseed Dressing
  • Cooked shrimp, peeled & deveined (or protein of choice)
  • Cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Avocado, diced
  • Red onion, thinly sliced
  • Crumbled feta cheese
  • Arugula
  • Lemon zest (for garnish, optional)
Eating salad

Mason Jar Salad

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Mason Jar Salad
Mason Jar Salads: perfect for easy prep and on-the-go.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


Honey Balsamic Vinegar Dressing

  • 1/8 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup balsamic
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • Squirt of dijon mustard
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

The Salad Components

  • Cucumbers sliced
  • Bell peppers chopped
  • Red onions thinly sliced
  • Mediterranean chicken skewers from Costco or homemade
  • Quinoa or garbanzo beans
  • Lettuce
  • Feta cheese optional


  • 1: Layer the Dressing: Pour the honey balsamic vinegar dressing into the bottom of a mason jar. This prevents the veggies from becoming soggy by keeping the dressing separate until you're ready to eat.
  • 2: Add Crunchy Chopped Veggies: Layer the sliced cucumbers, chopped bell peppers, and thinly sliced red onions on top of the dressing. Starting with the crunchiest veggies first helps maintain their crispness.
  • 3: Add Protein: Next, add the chopped mediterranean chicken skewers to the jar.
  • 4: Boost with Grains: Sprinkle in some cooked quinoa or garbanzo beans for added protein and fiber. This step helps keep you feeling full and satisfied.
  • 5: Top with Lettuce + Feta: Add a generous portion of lettuce and a sprinkle of feta cheese. Seal the jar tightly and refrigerate until you're ready to enjoy.
  • 6: To Serve: When you're ready to eat, simply dump the contents of the mason jar into a bowl and give it a toss.

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