Mason Jar Salad with Grilled Chicken and Balsamic Vinaigrette

Mason Jar Salad with Grilled Chicken and Balsamic Vinaigrette


  • 2 cups cooked and diced grilled chicken
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup diced cucumbers
  • 1 cup diced bell peppers (assorted colors)
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinaigrette dressing
  • 4 wide-mouth quart-sized mason jars


  1. Prepare all the ingredients by grilling and dicing the chicken, chopping the vegetables, and preparing the dressing.
  2. Start assembling the mason jar salads: Begin with the dressing at the bottom of each jar. This helps to keep the greens from getting soggy.
  3. Layer the ingredients in the following order: diced chicken, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, shredded carrots, crumbled feta cheese, chopped red onion, and chopped fresh basil.
  4. Top each jar with a generous amount of mixed salad greens, packing them down slightly to fit.
  5. Seal the mason jars tightly with their lids.
  6. Store the mason jar salads in the refrigerator until you're ready to enjoy them.
  7. When you're ready to eat, simply shake the jar to mix the dressing with the ingredients. Then pour the contents into a bowl or eat directly from the jar.

Note: Feel free to customize your mason jar salads with your favorite ingredients, such as different types of greens, nuts, seeds, or other protein sources.