Recipe: Our Favorite Mason Jar Salads To Go

Colorful layered salads to go!

Mason Jar Salads To Go Are The Bomb

When it comes to quick and healthy meal options, salads to go are a perfect choice. Whether you're a busy professional or someone always on the move, having a portable and delicious dinner salad recipe can make life easier.

In this article, we'll introduce you to a mouthwatering chopped salad in a mason jar, featuring homemade apple cider vinegar and Dijon dressing.

Additionally, we'll explore various ingredients you can add to customize your salad to perfection. Get ready to enjoy a nutritious meal that's packed with flavor, all conveniently packed in a portable container!

Homemade Salad To Go In a Mason Jar

Chopped Salad in a Mason Jar with Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar Dressing: This is my favorite l chopped salad in a mason jar, accompanied by a tangy and refreshing apple cider vinegar dressing.

Mason Jar Salad To-Go
Vanessa's Favorite Mason Jar Salad

The dressing is simple yet flavorful, comprising olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and a touch of Dijon mustard ( I really do love Grey Poupon.) It perfectly complements the fresh and crisp vegetables, making every bite satisfying and nutritious.

To assemble your salad, start by pouring the homemade dressing into the mason jar. This ensures that the flavors meld together and evenly coat your vegetables.

Next, add your preferred chopped vegetables. For a good combo, I recommend shredded carrots, bell peppers, spinach leaves, arugula, and a sprinkle of hemp seeds.

Additionally, add some crunch and nuttiness with chopped walnuts, and for a touch of sweetness, include some chopped apples.

The beauty of this recipe lies in its flexibility, so feel free to experiment and personalize your salad with your favorite ingredients. Keep reading for the best mason jar salads to go.

Vanessa making her mason jar salad to go

Ingredients for Vanessa's Mason Jar Salad:

Apple Cider Vinegar -two tablespoons
Virgin Olive Oil (from Italy if possible) 4 tablespoons
Grey Poupon Dijon Mustard -2 teaspoons
Sea Salt and Pepper- add to taste (two pinches)

Directions: Mix the dressing and pour it into the jar so that it's on the bottom of the mason jar.

Vanessa's Mason Jar Salad

Chop any fruits or vegetables of your choice and throw them in the mason jar. Then shake and place in the refrigerator. It's literally that easy! Keep reading for the best mason jar salads to go.

Yuko's Favorite Homemade Salad

Soba Seaweed Salad with Romain lettuce in a Mason jar: This chopped salad in a Mason jar is my ultimate favorite, paired with the delicious Kewpie Sesame dressing with a bold taste of deep-roasted, whole sesame seeds.

I just used store-bought Kewpie Sesame dressing for this time, but I'm providing the copycat recipe of "Homemade Kewpie sesame dressing" in case you're interested in creating it from scratch.

Mason Jar Salad To-Go
Yuko's Soba Salad Ingredients

Get ready to take your taste buds on the go with our Soba Salad sensationTo prepare this salad, start with cooking Soba noodles.

Directions for Soba Salad To Go

Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook the Soba noodles according to the package instructions.

Once cooked, drain and rinse the noodles under cold water to stop the cooking process. Set aside. Chop all the vegetables to your liking.

Start layering "wetter" items in a large mason jar, such as the diced cucumber, cut cherry tomato, seaweed salad, Soba noodles, sliced apple chopped Romaine lettuce, and avocado slices, and topped with pine nuts.

If you'd like your pine nuts toasted, here is what you should do. In a dry skillet over medium heat, toast the pine nuts until they are golden and fragrant. Keep reading for the best mason jar salad to go.

Be careful not to burn them. Remove from the heat and let them cool slightly. Drizzle the Kewpie Sesame Dressing over the salad. Start with a small amount and add more as needed, shaking the jar gently to coat everything evenly. Additionally, here is the copycat recipe for homemade Kewpie sesame dressing.


Mason Jar Salad To-Go
Yuko's Soba Salad in a Mason Jar
  • 1/4 cup Kewpie mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Whisk together the mayonnaise, rice vinegar, soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, honey (or maple syrup), and grated ginger until well combined.
  2. Add the sesame seeds to the dressing and mix them in.
  3. Taste the dressing and adjust the flavors to your preference. If you want it tangier, add more vinegar. For a sweeter taste, add more honey.
  4. Season the dressing with salt and pepper according to your taste.

Ingredients you need for Yuko's Mason Jar Salad:

  • 8 ounces (about 225g) soba noodles
  • 1 head Romaine lettuce, washed and chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 Persian cucumber, sliced
  • 1/4 shredded carrot
  • 1 apple, thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and sliced
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • 1/4 Seaweed salad
Mason Jar Salad To-Go
Yuko and her favorite Mason Jar Soba Salad

Other Great Dinner Salad Recipes and Options: Wendy's Salads

Sometimes we really are on the go and there is just no time to make anything from home. If that's the case then our favorite salads from a fast-food chain are from Wendy's.

You can also get ideas from Wendy's salads to make your own as well. It's good to have options!

Wendy's has gained popularity for its variety of fresh and flavorful salad options. They also have the best social media comments and accounts. Talk about an awesome rebrand. Have you seen Wendy's sass on social media? Dying. Look at that clap back to McDonald's. LOL

Mason Jar Salad To-Go

But back to the salads.

Wendy's salads incorporate a wide range of ingredients, including fresh greens, proteins like grilled chicken or bacon, various cheeses, and dressings that complement each combination.

Experimenting with these flavors and textures can elevate your salad game and introduce new dimensions to your meals on the go.

Try incorporating Wendy's signature ingredients, such as their famous Apple Pecan Chicken Salad or Southwest Avocado Chicken Salad, into your homemade creations.

Mason Jar Salad To-Go
Wendy's Southwest Avocado Chicken Salad

Eat Your Greens

Incorporating salads into your daily routine has never been more convenient or enjoyable.

Salads to go offer a healthy and delicious solution for those seeking a quick and satisfying meal option.

Our featured chopped salad in a mason jar, enhanced by a homemade apple cider vinegar dressing, provides a flavorful and nutritious experience.

Remember to customize your salad by adding your favorite ingredients, and draw inspiration from Wendy's diverse salad menu.

Whether you're heading to the office, going on a picnic, or simply prefer a portable meal, salads to go are the perfect choice for a yummy and healthy summer option.

And putting them in a mason jar is a genius idea to have a crisp and already-dressed salad ready to go and eat whenever you need!

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