I’m coming in HOT with not one however FOUR revamped, excessive protein salads in jars which can be excellent for meal prep.
I initially posted these 4 mason jar salads: Southwest Hen, Greek Hen, Hen Berry Quinoa, and Thai-Impressed Hen, in 2017 (whoa) and nearly forgot how deliciously easy they have been. I gave them every little replace with substances, marinades, dressing choices, and extra, and let me let you know — these are a MUST on your subsequent weekday lunch.
Every salad jar is full of recent veggies, flavorful mixtures, ample protein from rooster and further substances like beans, nuts and quinoa so that you just’re happy and energized after lunch. To me, there’s nothing worse than an excellent heavy lunch that makes you are feeling sluggish, or the other, hitting that 2:00PM hanger mark with no wholesome snacks in sight. That’s the fantastic thing about these jars!
I saved the substances easy and seasonal with issues you could find at your native farmer’s market or neighborhood grocery retailer.
Why make a salad in a jar?
Not solely are mason jar salads so enjoyable and cute, however they’re additionally completely customizable! When you have a favourite salad recipe — likelihood is it will likely be excellent for layering up right into a jar and storing within the fridge till you’re able to eat it. Listed below are the proper jars to make use of!
The important thing to creating a mason jar salad
The important thing to an ideal mason jar salad is to layer the substances in the jar in a approach that they don’t get soggy. You’ll all the time need to put the dressing on the backside, adopted by crunchy veggies, protein, nuts, and greens on the high.
Easy methods to prep & cook dinner rooster for these salad jars
Every of those mason jar salads is tremendous distinctive by way of their substances and flavors, however all of them have one ingredient in widespread: rooster! It’s such an ideal, simple approach so as to add protein to a meal. With a number of of my fast ideas, you’ll have excellent rooster for these salads very quickly. Be at liberty to:
- Use leftover rooster and even rotisserie rooster for ease
- Marinate the rooster you intend to cook dinner utilizing the prompt marinades inside every salad jar recipe (or combine it up with one in all these scrumptious marinades!)
- Get my ideas for grilling or baking your rooster in order that it comes out completely each time
- Study 4 methods to shred rooster for these salads, or you may cube it up!
Storing & serving ideas
Retailer every of those salads in a 16 ounce mason jar or meal prep container for as much as 2-3 days. I wish to make a number of of those on Sunday and have them able to seize and go proper out of the fridge. They’re excellent for carrying in a bigger purse in your method to work, and even popping in your backpack for a day bike trip.
When you go for a meal prep container as an alternative of a jar, I like to recommend storing the dressing individually and including it proper earlier than serving. Merely pour the salad out from the jar right into a bowl or onto a plate to take pleasure in it, or combine it proper in your meal prep container.
Now, let’s get to the recipe! Each is linked under.
Balsamic Hen Berry Salad in a Jar
Thai-Impressed Hen Quinoa Salad in a Jar
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When you make any of those salad jars, remember to go away a remark under and let me know the way you favored it, or put up a photograph to Instagram and tag #ambitiouskitchen!
Recipes by: Monique Volz // Bold Kitchen | Pictures by: Eat Love Eats