Here’s how to meal prep a cobb salad in a mason jar and and keep the fresh in the fridge, ready for a quick meal whenever you need it!
Why glass canning jars?
Because they stay fresher this way! As long as you build them in the proper order (very important!)
Then you’ll have tasty grab-n-go salads for days!
How awesome will it be to start your week KNOWING you have a delicious, healthy lunch prepared for the next few days!?!
Salad-Jars to the rescue!
The secret to a perfect and tasty mason jar salad is all in the order of assembly! (okay yummy homemade salad dressing helps too!)
Even though some of the recipes we share from our database (including the Cobb Salad one attached here) may show a different order from what I’m gonna tell you below, USE THE ORDER BELOW for best results
The dressing goes in first. This is KEY!
Dressing always goes in first, right on the bottom of the jar. This guarantees that your salad veggies don’t get soggy.
Pro tip: avocados can go directly into the dressing because this helps the avocado from browning.
Extra Pro tip: if you’re using radishes, carrots, peppers, onions – these all hold up really well and become more delicious when placed directly into the dressing.
Tomatoes go in next.
Green onions or fresh herbs are nice right on top of the tomatoes. They add a lot of flavours.
Then add your protein.
This protects your more delicate greens from moisture.
Leafy greens – they always go in last…on the very top!
Your Salad Jars will stay fresh in the fridge for 3-4 days if:
The jar itself is completely dry from the start.
The vegetables, especially the leafy greens are completely dry when assembling. This is super important!
Extra Pro tip: Fold a paper towel and place it at the very top of the jar before sealing. This really helps with the moisture inside the jars and prolongs freshness.
Keep refrigerated with a tightly sealed lid.
DOWNLOAD YOUR COBB SALAD JAR RECIPE HERE
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