Summer is here and there is fresh produce finally to be found at every market! The best way to make sure you use all your produce before it goes bad, is in a salad. Ideally, bring a salad to work in a mason jar where you can layer each ingredient along with the dressing. Tired of the typical Ceasar or garden salad? No problem. We have a list of beautiful and colorful salads that will fill your belly and give you tons of energy to get through the afternoon at work.

 

1. Southwest Zucchini Noodle Mason Jar Salad with Avocado Dressing

Lettuce can get a little boring, so instead, try spiralizing some zucchini! It has a great texture and stays fresh all day. The avocado dressing is the perfect savoury finish to this fresh salad with some chicken, beans and tomato.

http://www.yummyhealthyeasy.com/southwest-zucchini-noodle-mason-jar-salad-avocado-dressing Photos and Recipe By: Yummy Healthy Easy

 

2. Thai Salad

Oh my goodness how delicious does this jar look?! Filled with medium-rare steak, a home made peanutty dressing and some bright peppers, this salad is just what you need on a hot summer day.

https://www.brit.co/thai-mason-jar-salad/ Photos and Recipe By: Brit + Co

 

3. Spinach and Bacon Mason Jar

Eat those greens! Spinach is a great source of iron and antioxidants, so why not pack it into your lunch? Get a little crazy and add some bacon and egg to your salad and you won’t be disappointed.

http://www.theseasonedmom.com/spinach-and-bacon-mason-jar-salads/ Photos and Recipe By: The Seasoned Mom

 

4. Mediterranean Chickpea Salad Jar

Take a quick trip to the Mediterranean with this fun jar of seasoned goodness. With the protein from the chickpeas and the filling veggies, you’ll be full before you get to the bottom of the jar.

http://thegirlonbloor.com/mediterranean-chickpea-salad-jars/?utm_content=buffercc6ff&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=ak-buffer Photos and Recipe By: The Girl On Bloor

 

5. Chicken, Apple and Pecan Salad

Add some fruits into the mix with some apples and grapes in this summery chicken salad. The pecans add a great nutty finish to this salad and a little extra protein as well. Enjoy!

http://damndelicious.net/2015/09/25/chicken-apple-and-pecan-salad-in-a-jar/ Photos and Recipe By: Damn Delicious

 

6. Chef Salad In A Jar

Do you love the Chef’s salad at your favorite restaurant? Well you can now make in yourself in a mason jar to bring to work with you! Remember to mix it up a little bit every day so you don’t get tired of the same old salad.

http://comfortablydomestic.com/2015/04/chef-salad-in-a-jar/ Photos By: Comfortably Domestic

 

7. Sushi In A Jar

You are so welcome! This recipe is completely genius and, while it’s packed with carbs, sometimes you just need a little lovin’ and want some sushi. Don’t waste your money at a take out sushi bar, instead, make it yourself in a mason jar.

http://www.feastingonfruit.com/sushi-parfait/ Photos By: Feasting On Fruit

 

8. Taco Salad In A Jar

We talk a lot about Taco Tuesdays here at Forkly, but that’s because it’s super important. Right? You can bring Taco Salad with you to work on a Tuesday and you will be the talk of the lunch room. Bring a little to-go packet of guacamole for the perfect mason jar meal!

http://pocketchangegourmet.com/taco-salad-in-a-jar/ Photos and Recipe By: Pocket Change Gourmet

 

9. Asian Salad

Wow this salad looks scrumptious! Did you know that edamamae beans are a great source of iron, protein and calcium? This salad is packed with so many healthy benefits and will taste like an asian take out meal. Perfect!

http://www.skinnytaste.com/asian-chopped-salad-with-sesame-soy/ Photos By: Skinny Taste

 

10. Burrito Bowl Mason Jar

Burritos taste better when they’re good for your body! Fill up a mason jar with this burrito bowl and bring to work for lunch to spice up your Monday. I would also add Guac, Salsa and Sour Cream. And a little cheese!

https://www.delishknowledge.com/burrito-bowl-mason-jars/ Photos By: Delish Knowledge

 

11. Strawberry Spinach Mason Jar

You know we love strawberry season! When strawberries are exploding with flavor, add them to your spinach salad for a sweet and savoury meal at lunchtime.

https://www.eatingbirdfood.com/strawberry-spinach-salad-in-a-jar-with-citrus-poppy-seed-dresssing Photos and Recipes By: Eating Bird Food

 

12. Mason Jar Chickpea, Farro and Greens Salad

Have you ever tried Farro? It’s a crunchy grain that is great for your body and is very filling. This salad is the perfect way to try it out for the first time. You won’t be disappointed!

http://cookieandkate.com/2014/mason-jar-chickpea-farro-and-greens-salad/ Photos By: Cookie and Kate

 

13. Whole Foods Inspired Layered Salad with Orange Ginger Dressing

Don’t you wish you could eat Whole Foods’ meals everyday at lunch? Us too. Problem is, we have to pay bills and rent and all that fun stuff. So instead, we will do our best to give you the best version of the Whole Foods Layered Salad Recipe we possibly can so you can save money and still enjoy your lunchtime meal.

http://ohsheglows.com/2012/02/16/whole-foods-layered-salad-with-oil-free-orange-ginger-dressing/ Photos and Recipe By: Oh She Glows

 

14. Detox Salad

It’s wedding season, and that means a whole lot of eating! After a weekend of getting your party on, give your body the TLC it needs to recover. This salad is gentle on your bod and gives it lots of vitamins and minerals to get up and running back to normal once again.

https://ivankatrump.com/jar-salads-bring-to-work-maria-marlowe/ Photos By: Ivanka Trump

 

15. Watermelon Feta Arugula Salad

Watermelon! We love it! This very simple salad is sweet and tangy and perfect for a hot summer day. No need to turn the oven on for this one! Make sure you add enough feta to get some protein in, or you can also add chicken or chickpeas.

http://www.skinnytaste.com/watermelon-feta-arugula-salad-in-jars/ Photos By: Skinny Taste

Lindsay Duncan

Lindsay loves cooking fun and creative meals for friends and family. At home, you can find her trying out a new recipe found on Pinterest while trying to balance her husband's sweet tooth with her healthy eating habits. If she's not in the kitchen, you'll find Lindsay photographing people she loves and going out with friends to try the newest restaurant in her small town.

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