Learn how to make a fresh, flavorful Italian chicken mason jar salad. Tote this Mediterranean salad anywhere.
Mason jar salads make quick, convenient, nutritious make-ahead lunches or dinners that you can tote to work, pack for a picnic in a park, or carry from your refrigerator to your backyard to eat mindfully outside.
To make mason jar salads a part of your weekly meal prep, these tips can make assembly fast and easy:
If you have any concerns about using plastic to store food, mason jars make great reusable alternative that are dishwasher safe, take up little space in a refrigerator or tote bag, and can be wrapped in a kitchen towel to prevent breaking. Buy a pack of six or 10 mason jars from the grocery store or superstore and make sure to wash before your first use.
Layer salad ingredients into a mason jar in the following order, from bottom to top: dressing, chicken, bell pepper, mozzarella, tomatoes, romaine lettuce, basil. Put the top on and store in the refrigerator until ready to eat.
Whether you're a vegan, vegetarian, or just want a plant-based salad for a meatless meal, this vegan version of our Italian mason jar salad fits the bill.
Layer salad ingredients into a mason jar in the following order, from bottom to top: dressing, bell pepper, tomatoes, romaine lettuce, seeds or nuts, basil. Put the top on and store in the refrigerator until ready to eat.