I’m coming in Hot with not just one but Four revamped, higher protein salads in jars that are ideal for meal prep.

I originally posted these 4 mason jar salads: Southwest Hen, Greek Hen, Chicken Berry Quinoa, and Thai-Inspired Chicken, in 2017 (whoa) and practically forgot how deliciously easy they were being. I gave them just about every tiny update with substances, marinades, dressing selections, and a lot more, and permit me tell you — these are a Have to for your upcoming weekday lunch.

Every single salad jar is packed with contemporary veggies, flavorful mixtures, sufficient protein from chicken and additional elements like beans, nuts and quinoa so that you are glad and energized soon after lunch. To me, there’s very little even worse than a tremendous weighty lunch that would make you sense sluggish, or the opposite, hitting that 2:00PM hanger mark with no balanced snacks in sight. Which is the elegance of these jars!

I stored the substances easy and seasonal with matters you can obtain at your neighborhood farmer’s industry or community grocery retail store.

Why make a salad in a jar?

Not only are mason jar salads so fun and lovable, but they’re also completely customizable! If you have a beloved salad recipe — chances are it will be ideal for layering up into a jar and storing in the fridge till you are completely ready to eat it. Below are the ideal jars to use!

The crucial to generating a mason jar salad

The important to a excellent mason jar salad is to layer the components in the jar in a way that they really do not get soggy. You will usually want to put the dressing at the bottom, adopted by crunchy veggies, protein, nuts, and greens at the leading.

four salads in jars

How to prep & prepare dinner rooster for these salad jars

Just about every of these mason jar salads is tremendous unique in conditions of their components and flavors, but they all have just one component in widespread: rooster! It’s this sort of a wonderful, easy way to insert protein to a food. With a number of of my swift ideas, you will have excellent hen for these salads in no time. Sense totally free to:

  • Use leftover chicken or even rotisserie hen for simplicity
  • Marinate the chicken you program to cook dinner applying the recommended marinades within just each salad jar recipe (or combine it up with a single of these tasty marinades!)
  • Get my suggestions for grilling or baking your chicken so that it comes out flawlessly each individual time
  • Master 4 strategies to shred rooster for these salads, or you can dice it up!

four mason jar salads next to each other

Storing & serving recommendations

Retail outlet just about every of these salads in a 16 ounce mason jar or meal prep container for up to 2-3 days. I like to make a couple of these on Sunday and have them completely ready to seize and go suitable out of the fridge. They’re perfect for carrying in a greater purse on your way to function, or even popping in your backpack for an afternoon bike ride.

If you opt for a meal prep container in its place of a jar, I endorse storing the dressing separately and adding it ideal right before serving. Basically pour the salad out from the jar into a bowl or on to a plate to take pleasure in it, or mix it ideal in your food prep container.

Now, let us get to the recipe! Every single one is joined below.

southwest chicken salad in a jar

Southwest Chicken Salad in a Jar

Greek chicken salad in a jar

Greek Chicken Salad in a Jar

chicken berry salad in a jar

Balsamic Rooster Berry Salad in a Jar

Thai-inspired chicken salad in a jar

Thai-Inspired Rooster Quinoa Salad in a Jar

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If you make any of these salad jars, be certain to go away a remark down below and permit me know how you favored it, or publish a image to Instagram and tag #ambitiouskitchen!

Recipes by: Evi Madison // SRCooking | Pictures by: Eat Enjoy Eats