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Mason Jar Salad Recipe – Greek

Mason Jar Salad Recipe – Greek

The warm weather is making me crave fresh and delicious salads. I had a delicious Cobb salad today for lunch just today while out with my husband. I love ordering salads when I go out but I’m less apt to make the at home. Why? Well, there’s all the chopping and I never think about it far enough ahead of time. This is something I am going to change! My first kick at that? Making Mason Jar salads. My first one is Greek!

Why “in a jar”? Am I just trying to be kitchy? NO! Layering your salad in a jar means that you can prepare it ahead of the time without having to eat slimy salad. The dressing hangs out at the bottom of the jar far away from the tender leaves of lettuce at the top. When you are ready to enjoy, shake it up to dress it and enjoy. Easy, delicious and ready when you are. Win, win, win!

Mason Jar Greek Salad:

When I’m in a rush, I just use bottled greek dressing (with some extra dill, oregano, and thyme), whole pitted black olives (sometimes I will crush it between my fingers before adding to the jar instead of worrying about slicing them), red onion, and banana peppers with the brine. However, you could chose to add things like tomatoes, bell peppers, or cucumber depending on what you have on hand. 

Dressing in the Jar

First add the dressing, olives, peppers and brine to the bottom of the jar. You want to keep any and all liquid away from your lettuce! After this add any hard veggies you want to marinate in the dressing like onions, tomatoes (not hard but ok to sit in dressing), bell peppers and cucumbers.

Add the cheese!

Next add your feta cheese. Spread it evenly over the dressing and veggies so your lettuce has something dry to “sit” on. It works best if it sits on veggies and not just dressing. If you are adding chicken, add it after the feta.

Greek Salad in the Jar

Gently stuff your jar the rest of the way with the lettuce. If you intend to eat it on the go from the jar, I suggest packing very loosely to make it easier to eat. To serve, shake the jar until ingredients are mixed and eat with a fork, or pour contents into a bowl.

Greek Salad

Delicious Greek Salad in a Jar Recipe

Quick & Easy Greek Salad in a Jar

Yield: 2 small servings or one large dinner salad
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Looking for a fresh and delicious salad that you can make in advance? Make this Mason Jar Greek Salad and keep it in the fridge for 5 days!

Ingredients

  • Greek Salad Dressing, bottled or using recipe here - https://merryabouttown.com/summer-time-greek-salad/
  • ⅓ cup Black olives
  • ½ cup Feta
  • ⅓ cup sliced banana peppers, with brine
  • ¼ small onion thinly sliced
  • Chicken, optional
  • Romaine lettuce, about ⅓ of a head, sliced or torn into bite sized pieces
  • Additional herbs, dill, oregano, thyme optional

Instructions

  1. Pour dressing in a quart sized mason jar
  2. Add in black olives (crush or slice if desired), banana peppers and brine, onion, and feta. If using a protein, add to the mason jar at this point.
  3. Gently top the jar off with the lettuce and screw lid on.
  4. Store in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  5. To serve, shake the jar until ingredients are mixed and eat with a fork, or pour contents into a bowl.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 142Saturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 771mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 6g

Quick and Easy Greek Salad in a Jar

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Jaclyn Anne

Wednesday 16th of May 2018

In the summer I love to have salads for lunch since they are light and refreshing. Thank you for sharing this greek salad recipe - I love how easy it is to make ahead of time!

Cyn

Thursday 4th of May 2017

Greek salad is one of my favourites. Being able to prepare it like this ahead of time without it going all limp and slimy? Brilliant!

Merry Kuchle

Thursday 4th of May 2017

Right? Nothing is worse than slimy salad!

Dawn McAlexander

Thursday 4th of May 2017

I have never met a salad that I didn't like. I have not tried one in a mason jar. That's an interesting idea though. You could get a pretty good sized salad in one of those jars. I think I would like this.

Kathleen

Thursday 4th of May 2017

This looks delish especially the feta. I love the idea of a jar salad.

Jennifer

Thursday 4th of May 2017

This looks amazing. I bet my hubby could even bring this to work for lunch! Also great for BBQ's in bigger batches!

Merry Kuchle

Thursday 4th of May 2017

Yes! It would work great for both!

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