Who said Mason jars are only for iced teas? We urge you to think again. Compact, easy to carry and aptly proportioned, Mason jars have the whole world wowed, including us. Since layering is the key to any good salad in a Mason jar, start with the dressing followed by the chunky protein and then the greens to keep the key ingredients dry for a longer time.
Now that you are familiar with the basics, make your meal prep more fun with these healthy & easy breezy Mason jar salads that you can make for work.
1. The Burrito Bowl
If you love a little dose of Mexican this is surely a salad that’ll make the cut for you. This salad has a healthy dose of protein from the black beans and an apt dose of veggies like corn, romaine lettuce, olives. Additionally, you can mix things up by adding chicken, sweet potatoes, quinoa and layer it with some Greek yogurt dressing, salsa or creamy chipotle sauce.
2. Buddha Bowl Jar
Protein is of significant importance in a Buddha bowl. This nourishing jar has an apt mix of protein from chickpeas, tofu, grains as well as healthy fats from the avocado and veggies. Adding a classic creamy hummus dressing makes this a delightfully healthy dish as well as boosts your nutrient intake.
3. Pesto Pasta Salad
Now, who doesn’t love a good bowl of summery good ol’ pesto? This pesto pasta is even more gorgeous when served in pretty Mason jars. Crank it up, with either a pasta of your choice or zucchini noodles. Toss in some diced chicken, tomatoes, topped with fresh basil and finish off with some parmesan and pine nuts to make this happiness in a jar.
4. Greek Mason jar
Enjoy the benefits of the Mediterranean diet with this Greek-inspired Mason jar salad. Packed with fibre, the Greek salads are known for being rich in anti-oxidants and its multiple health benefits. With ingredients like zucchini, lettuce, cucumbers, olives, tomatoes, crumbly feta and a homemade lemon vinaigrette, this hearty meal is packed with flavour.
5. Watermelon & Arugula Salad
Made with only four ingredients – watermelon, arugula leaves, feta cheese and some basil, this salad jar is summery fresh. The leafy green arugula adds some sharp peppery flavour to the sweet watermelon and perfectly complements it!
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