How to Make Summer Salads in a Mason Jar

I don’t know about you guys, but I had a lot of good food over the 4th of July and have had a hard time getting back on track with our healthy eating! So, here I sit, eating a salad out of a jar and thought I could share a couple of easy salad recipes with you. Why mason jars? They are easy to fill, easy to grab and easy to throw in the dishwasher! I’m a canner, so I have a bunch of these beautiful jars on hand. If you don’t, you can find them at just about any grocery or box store. I use the pint jars for portion control, but if you want to use the quart sized jars, go for it! And honestly the best part? You know you’re preparing healthy, whole food for you and your family! You can mix and match and scour the internet for different recipes, but I’ll share 3 with you that I mixed up today! I will list the ingredients in the order I put them in the jar.

Here’s a handy photo from to tell you which order to place your ingredients so they stay the freshest possible! When you’re ready to eat, give the jar a good shake to mix everything together and enjoy!


Summer Cobb Salad

  • Ranch Dressing

  • Cherry Tomatoes

  • Cucumbers

  • Hardboiled egg

  • Cubed ham

  • Shredded cheddar cheese

  • Romaine lettuce

Summer Greek Salad

  • Black Garlic and Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing (found this at Aldi and it’s excellent!)

  • Cherry Tomatoes

  • Kalata Olives

  • Cucumbers

  • Cooked Quinoa

  • Baby Spinach and Arugula

  • Romaine Lettuce

  • Feta Cheese

Summer Berry Salad

  • Brianna’s Poppyseed Dressing

  • Strawberries

  • Blueberries

  • Yellow Peppers

  • Romaine Lettuce

  • Feta Cheese

This Summer Berry Salad is probably my favorite! The berries give it the sweetness factor, so I’m not sneaking chocolate for dessert!

Whether you’re a “salad lover” or not, I really feel you can put just about anything in these jars. It’s easy to whip a few up and they should stay good for about 5 days in the refrigerator. So, a little prep on the front end and you could have healthy meals for the entire week. The chickens love mason jar week because they get all the healthy scraps! It’s a win win for everyone!

Until next time,

The Wing Lady

Published by Annie

Annie Wing is the author of Strong Animals Chicken 101 blog. She is a busy mom with 3 active kids. Annie and her family reside on an acreage in the Redwood River Valley in Minnesota. She enjoys gardening and her absolute favorite pastime is doting on her 28 chickens!