Mason jars are a food prep go-to for busy people with busy lives, and right now, Mason jar salads are taking over TikTok. In addition to being fun to watch, the clips offer great food prep options. Here are five Mason jar salads that are healthy, easy to make and worthy of a #foodgram.
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This Mason jar salad recipe from TikTok user Alexa (@alexanicole128) is a sound bath of cut strawberries, onions, nuts, chia seeds and arugula. Who knew mixing dressings could be so meditative? Alexa tightly packs the ingredients inside the Mason jar, wasting no space. The result is a salad that tastes as good as it sounds.
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When you’re at Olive Garden, you’re family, and the same goes for when you’re watching TikTok user Mr. Cook (@cook_in_the_classroom). His favorite meal-prep salad is a take on Olive Garden’s grilled chicken salad. At the bottom of the jar, add pepperoncini peppers, red onions and garbanzo beans. Top with Italian dressing, then add your chopped romaine and spinach with grilled chicken and pesto. Bon appétit!
This low-cal, low-carb Mason jar salad from TikTok user Becca Carlton (@beccatexasmom) will have you singing Strawberry Fields Forever. This easy summery salad involves layers of balsamic vinaigrette, strawberries, blueberries, red onions, citrus chicken, feta cheese and lettuce. The finished product is sweet and savory goodness in a jar.
No Mason (or Ball) jar salad list would be complete without including at least one recipe with satisfying visuals. Prepping these salads is basically the adult equivalent to making neon sand art at a carnival, as shown in TikTok user Kait Welch’s (@modhippiehabits) plant-based recipe. The time-lapse of vegetable layering is pleasing in both process and result.
Make this salad prep recipe from TikTok user Kenzie Clark (@kenziejo_clark) with ingredients you probably already have! For that Buffalo flavor, Clark mixes ground chicken with hot sauce and a pinch of the ranch. Add some greens, and you’ve got a lovely Mason jar salad with a kick!
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