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Mason jar salad with lettuce, quinoa and fresh fruit, two other types of jar salads in the background.

Looking for an easy, healthy and delicious lunch? These Mason Jar Quinoa Salad Recipes are the answer to your dilemma. Have you seen these? I’m sure you have. They’re all over the internet, and I thought it was high time I created some of my own.

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3 types of salads in mason jars with  quinoa. Spring mix with fruit, Asian, and Greek style.

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3 Mason Jar Quinoa Salad Recipes

Anywho… If you haven’t buckled down on the healthy eating yet, now’s a good time to start! These mason jar quinoa salad recipes are totally yummy and refreshing! And, I’ve made 3 flavors for you.

  • Spring mix with fresh fruit
  • Asian
  • Greek

I love buying the big container of “spring mix” salad from Costco. It’s like the lettuce that never stops giving. No matter how much you take out of the box, just fluff it up and it looks full again! The quinoa adds a nutty flavor and it’s packed with protein.

Are you ready to get started?

mason jar quinoa salad recipes
Spring Mix with Fresh Fruit
  • balsamic vinaigrette
  • grilled chicken
  • strawberries
  • blackberries (or blueberries)
  • raspberries
  • oranges
  • quinoa
  • spring mix lettuce (or your choice)
mason jar quinoa salad recipes
  • Asian salad dressing
  • grilled chicken
  • matchstick carrots
  • red bell peppers
  • purple cabbage
  • quinoa
  • sunflower seeds
  • spring mix lettuce (or your choice)
mason jar salad recipes
  • Lemon garlic dressing
  • grilled chicken
  • cucumbers
  • sliced carrots
  • diced tomatoes
  • feta cheese
  • quinoa
  • spring mix lettuce (romaine is great too)


  • For a main meal, use a quart size mason jar, for a side salad, use a pint.
  • Wide mouth jars are the easiest to work with, both for filling the jar and emptying it.
  • Dressing always goes in first, lettuce last.
  • Hard vegetables are best right after the dressing, but I also like to put chicken there because it kind of marinates the meat.
  • These are very ‘loose’ recipes. You really need to add quantities according to your liking.
  • Make some of these up ahead of time, and you’ll be set for the perfect lunch to go on your busy days.
Asian Chicken salad with quino on a plate, empty mason jar behind it.

These homemade salad dressings pair perfectly!

Your fork is waiting.

📋 Recipe

mason jar quinoa salad recipes

Mason Jar Quinoa Salad Recipes

fresh healthy salads ready ‘to-go’ for a perfect lunch. Asian, Greek, or fresh fruit!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
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Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 877kcal


  • 1/4 cup Balsamic vinaigrette
  • 1 cup grilled chicken breast cut into chuncks
  • 1/2 cup cut up fresh fruit such as strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, oranges
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups Spring Mix lettuce or enough to fill the jar


  • For each salad, layer all the ingredients in the order listed.
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • To serve, pour on a plate or from the jar.


These are approximate measurements for quart sized mason jars. If you are using pint sized, you’ll want to cut down on the ingredients.
For the Asian salad: Layer Asian dressing, carrots, peppers, cabbage, chicken, quinoa, sunflower seeds and spring mix lettuce.
For the Greek salad: Layer dressing, cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes, feta cheese, chicken, quinoa, banana peppers, and spring mix lettuce.
You can find all the dressings here


Calories: 877kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 57g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 130mg | Potassium: 1016mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 909IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 6mg
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  1. These are gorgeous! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  2. Hi Chellie, these look delish, and the presentation is so pretty, too! Just letting you know I’ll be featuring this tonight at Best of the Weekend! Hope you’ll stop by again!

  3. 5 stars
    I love prepping meals in mason jars. Not only are they good to store for days, but the presentation is always on point! Breakfast is already covered with overnight oats in a mason jar, I’ll make this salad and have lunch in the bag (ha!). Thanks for sharing!

    I would love it if you would share this and more on my weekly link party : )

  4. Hi, quinoa needs to be cooked prior to putting it in the jar. The directions are right on the package, but it’s usually 2 parts water to 1 part quinoa. For example, 1 cup quinoa and 2 cups water. Mix the quinoa with the water in a pan, bring it to a boil, then reduce it to a simmer and cover it. It takes about 15 minutes for the quinoa to absorb the water. Then just fluff it with a fork. You can eat it hot or cold. For the salad jars, I would let it cool. It has a nutty flavor. You can also cook it in chicken broth instead of water for more flavor. Hope this helps!

  5. I’ve never bought or used quinoa before. Do you have to do anything to it prior to putting it in the jar? Or just pour it in right out of the package?
    These sound delicious, by the way.

  6. I have been loving mason jar salads lately, and they have played a big part in my meal planning and weight loss success! I haven’t added quinoa yet, but that sounds wonderful! I think I’ll try the Asian one first 🙂

  7. Yes, friend, I have been there! I remember those days. And I did the same thing, either not eat, or ate late. Messes up the schedule for sure. This is a great way to just have your lunch ready so you can grab and go, great idea!

  8. All of these look SO good! I really need toget into making things like this, as even though I’m a SAHM lunch can get really hectic with 2 under 2 so I’m often either eating super late or skipping all together!