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How to build the perfect mason jar salad

A salad isn't just iceberg lettuce with shredded carrots and ranch dressing.

A salad can be a nutritionally complete meal with endless flavor and texture options.

But one thing that is challenging about salads is that they aren't easy to transport.

Enter the mason jar salad!

This is such an easy way to create, store, and consume salads that you'll never want to try another method for your daily lunch.

Plus, this method prevents your greens from getting soggy even though the dressing is right in the jar!

a glass mason jar with salad ingredients layered inside
Mason Jar Salad

Mason Jar Salad

Step 1: get a clean mason jar and a lid that fits securely - I prefer quart size, but I love salad, so find a size that works for you

Step 2: start your layering from the bottom up!

Layer 1: Dressing - use about 2-4 tablespoons and pour it into the bottom of the jar. Choose your favorite store dressing or get creative and make your own!

Layer 2: Protein - add in your protein of choice. Nuts, beans, cheese, cooked pork, chicken