How to make the perfect mason jar salad

Happy Friday!

This week I decided to try the whole mason jar salad trend. I wanted to pack more veggies into my diet and salads for lunch (I usually eat leftover dinner or tuna fish) seemed like my best bet.

I’m not sure why I have a plethora of mason jars in our tiny apartment but I put em to good use this week!


Salad Creations:

(add ingredients into mason jar from left to right)

1. Shrimp, Quinoa & Arugula Salad: vegan dijon dressing (dijon, evoo, water, pepper & agave) , quinoa, cucumber, shrimp, avocado, arugula

2. Fruit & Goat Cheese Salad: vegan poppyseed dressing (dijon, agave, poppy seeds, lime, water, salt, pepper ), quinoa, strawberries, blueberries, goat cheese, spinach *candied nuts on the side*

3. Asian Salad: vegan asian dressing (lemon, evoo, sesame oil, sesame seeds, salt, water, stevia ), shredded carrots, edamame, sprouts, red pepper, chicken, sesame seeds, mixed greens

4. Greek Salad: vegan greek dressing (evoo, garlic powder, onion powder, dijon, red wine vinegar, basil, salt, pepper), whole wheat pasta, cucumber, tomato, olives, chickpeas, feta, romaine

5. Caprese Salad: vegan balsamic dressing (balsamic vinegar, evoo, salt, pepper ), whole wheat pasta, tomatoes, mozzarella, spinach, basil

6. Taco Salad: spicy creamy dressing (greek yogurt, spicy salsa), black beans, corn, tomatoes avocado, romaine, mexican cheese *crushed tortilla chips on the side*

Really, the possibilities are endless but here are some tips to follow.

  •  Keep the dressing on the bottom to make sure none of your ingredients get soggy.
  • Put your hard vegetables (or grains) in second to marinate in the dressing
  • Pack your ingredients in tightly – It leaves less room for condensation!
  • Bring a bowl or a plate (if your work doesn’t provide them) so you can dump out your salad and toss the dressing into it
  • Make ahead on Sunday for the entire week – It will stay fresh til Friday – I promise!
  • If you’re adding nuts, chips or croutons bring them in a separate baggy. There is a high chance they will get soggy.



Follow this rule of thumb to make your own creations!

Questions: Have you tested out the mason jar salad trend? If so, what was your favorite creation? 



  1. I love this idea! Great ideas for keeping the veggies crisp and not soggy. Looks like I’ll be buying some mason jars this weekend!

  2. This is an amazing idea! I need at least one or two more mason jars but maybe I will try with the one I have next week 🙂

  3. I have been on the hunt for mason jars at goodwill just to save some money but have had no luck! looks like I might have to bite the bullet and just buy them from a store this weekend. Talk about easy {& pretty!} preparation for the week 🙂


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