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Mason Jar Salads – Tips & Ideas

Mason Jar Salads – Tips & Ideas

It’s time to go back to work and it’s time to right all those wrongs over the last few weeks.

These Mason Jar Salads  are a wonderful idea for work,  as they are so easy to do. You can prepare a few in advance – I’ve heard up to a week. I usually do 3 for 3 days – they work perfectly. Why don’t you have a go?

The good thing about these are you can just simply experiment and they look so flipping pretty! Go on have a go at these Mason jar Salad and make sure you show me yours! I’d love to see them.

You make them and then simply pop them in your bag – go to work – pop it in the fridge – perfect!

You then simply just tip or shake and tip and hey presto a lovely fresh salad- perfect healthy lunch!

I hope this Mason Jar Salads – Tips & Ideas post, inspires you to have a go – seriously salads don’t have to be boring!

Please remember that it’s wet stuff at the bottom, dry stuff on the top. That way they don’t go all soggy and that’s why they last for days

I also have some lovely ideas for that dreaded Lunch Box pack-up – have a gander




All you really need is a  glass Kilner / Mason Jar and I’m sure they would also be fine in a glass  Jam Jar (cleaned in boiling water) They are ace as you can make a couple of salads at a time and store in the fridge and then just grab them in the morning. Please don’t use plastic – glass simply keeps the salad fresher in my view – and you can see inside – its so nice

Let me give you some guide as to how to do them:

1. Always start with you dressing in the bottom – this is VERY important – this stops your salad going soggy. Choose low fat – even better!

2. Then you need to layer tightly starting with the heaviest at the bottom and layer up to the lightest ingredients at the top – so leaves, lettuce, herbs etc always at the top. This stop anything becoming soggy and it’s as fresh and crisp as a daisy.

3. At lunch time simply remove from the fridge – shake and tip on a plate – dig in

3. Be inventive with your ingredients – you could make any style of salad you like, here are things I’ve used

  • Sweetcorn
  • carrots
  • tomatoes
  • chickpeas
  • chicken
  • peppers
  • Feta
  • cucumber
  • olives
  • nuts
  • seeds (pumpkin are my favourite)
  • Quinoa
  • Tuna
  • apple
  • celery
  • noodles
  • egg
  • kale
  • spinach
  • salad leaves
  • herbs

How long do they last – well mine have never made it past 3 days, I just love them 🙂 but I have heard that packed properly can stay fresh for over 5 days

Have a go and let me know how you get on? Please comment below with any ideas or questions


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Paula J says:
Yum yum yum! Thanks for the top tips and ideas! Prepped some more tonight for next few work lunches. Whipped up a jar of dressing using oil & balsamic vinegar plus few dried herbs and garlic. Great idea! xx
Sue Terry says:
Nice Idea, love it :)
Jane says:
Love this! x
Eb Gargano / Easy Peasy Foodie says:
Great idea for a healthy work lunch!
    Clare x says:
    Thanks - i have one today at work :-) x
Lucy Melissa Smith (Hello Beautiful Bear) says:
These look absolutely gorgeous. I am doing Veganuary so it's all about the veggies/salad, I can't wait to try these, thanks for sharing :) X
    Clare x says:
    i have a great vege curry to - thanks for your message x
Honest Mum says:
Fab idea, yours look delicious and so healthy too!
Mandy says:
Great idea - I really should start prepping some of these at the start of the week because even though I'm at home for lunch I often find myself lacking in inspiration and just eating toast!