Hi guys! I hope everyone is having a great weekend. Things have been a little chaotic at our house prepping for our Europe trip and trying to get everything ready for back-to-school season once we get back. (Hello August! 🙂 I am a just a little bit of a procrastinator haha but as long as everything gets done it doesn’t really matter if its last minute..right?

Speaking of last minute, I have found some of the yummiest and quickest salad recipes that you can prep in a mason jar. It is literally the best and is so fast, mess-free, and easy to take on the go – it’s the perfect healthy (and cute!) lunch. Below are a few of my favorites and you can find more that I have pinned here.

recipe via pinterest


| Makes: 1 Serving|


  • Chopped Lettuce
  • 1-2 Spiced Grilled Chicken Breasts: 1 tsp oregano, 1 tsp garlic granules, pinch of sea salt
  • 1/2 cup Spicy Broccoli: 1 tbsp chili paste
  • 1 cup Mango and Cabbage Slaw: 1/2 cup sliced or cubed mango, 1/2 cup finely chopped cabbage, 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup Roasted Red Peppers & Tomatoes: 1/2 cup chopped roasted red peppers, 1/2 cup chopped grape tomatoes
2-3 tbsp Chili vinaigrette:
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, avocado oil, or sesame oil
  • 1 tsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp chili paste
  • 1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger

See instructions on layering in the jar here.

recipe via pinterest


| Makes: 1 serving |


  • 1 small zucchini or cucumber, peeled, seeds removed and cubed
  • ⅓ cup kalamata olives, cut in half
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained, rinsed and patted dry
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • ⅓ to ½ cup crumbled feta
  • 2 – 3 vine ripened plum tomatoes, chopped or ½ pint grape or cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 5 – 6 cups chopped romaine hearts, washed and dried well
  • 2 – 3 cups fresh baby spinach, washed and dried well

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • ⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon dried parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • coarse salt and fresh black pepper

Instructions here.

recipe via pinterest


| Makes: 1 serving |


  • 1 C. (1 whole) diced Roma tomato
  • 1 C. (¼ whole) sliced English cucumber
  • 1 C. (1 oz.) cooked lean ham, sliced into strips
  • 1 C. (1 oz.) cooked lean turkey, sliced into strips
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 2 oz. cheddar cheese, cut into thin strips
  • 2 oz. Swiss cheese, cut into thin strips
  • 4 C. chopped Romaine lettuce, bite sized pieces

Dressing Ingredients:

  • ¼ C. (2 small) freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 Tbs. finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 ½ tsp. coarse grain mustard
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 6 Tbs. light olive or canola oil

Detailed instructions here.


recipe via pinterest


| Makes: 5 servings |



  • 1 cup quinoa (I used a combination of red and white)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • juice and zest of one lime, or 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil or ghee
  • For the bacon: (optional)
  • 2 pieces of thick cut bacon

Sweet Potatoes-

  • 1 large sweet potato, washed with both ends cut off
  • 1 tablespoon residual bacon oil or coconut oil

Other Ingredients-

  • 3 cups chopped lettuce
  • 5 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

See instructions on how to make the salad here.

recipe via pinterest


| Makes: 4 servings |

Ingredients (per salad):

  • 1 cup seedless watermelon, cut into 1.5 cm cubes
  • 1 tablespoon feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon almonds (slices)
  • 1 teaspoon mint, torn
  • arugula (as much as will fit)

Dressing Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 4 teaspoons sugar

Check out the instructions here



Let me know if you guys get a chance to make any and what you think. Happy Sunday!


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  1. La Bijoux Bella | by mia

    The recipes looks fascinating … The jars look so good! Merci for sharing! Bonjour Sunday! 🙂

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

  2. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul

    These look delicious!!

    Her Heartland Soul

  3. Holly

    I love salads in a jar! They are especially perfect for taking to a bbq – they look cute and are easy to transport!
    Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. Sara Kate Styling

    Oh how yummy!!! All of those just look so tasty and colorful! Bookmarking for later!

    Sara Kate Styling

  5. Marie

    omg these look to die for! I must make some for when I’m busy and on-the-go! Thanks for sharing lovely 🙂



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