3 Super Simple Mason Jar Quinoa Salads

Mason Jar Salads are one of the most popular online recipes, and for good reason. They may be the easiest make-ahead lunch ever. But knowing what, exactly, to put in your mason jar can be befuddling. Sure, just any salad ingredients will work but if you want a lunch you can look forward to, having a few tried-and-true combos is a must.

With the New Year here, we thought it would be fun to put together some super simple, 4-ingredient mason jar quinoa salads. 100% vegetarian, high in protein, full of real whole foods. Ideas that can be prepped in under 5 minutes. We ended up with 3 simple salad recipes that you will absolutely love. Here’s how to make them.

These 3 mason jar quinoa salads are so simple, they don’t need a recipe. (However, if you’d like to print off a version of our works-everytime formula, we’ve provided one below). Just layer dressing, quinoa, veggies and toppings together to create a scrumptious salad. Here are 3 of our favorite 4-ingredient combos:

      • CREAMY SOUTHWESTERN | Green Goddess Dressing + Quinoa + Corn & Black Bean Salsa + Corn Chip Strips
      • MEDITERRANEAN CAPRESE | Caesar Dressing + Quinoa + Tomatoes + Basil & Spinach
      • ASIAN QUINOA CRUNCH | Sesame Dressing + Quinoa + Coleslaw + Sliced Almonds

4-Ingredient Mason Jar Quinoa Salads

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4-Ingredient Mason Jar Quinoa Salads


4-Ingredient Mason Jar Formula

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Enjoy more quinoa with this easy mason jar salad formula!

  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 1


  • 2-3 Tbsp prepared dressing (Ranch, Italian, French, etc.)
  • 2/3 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup fresh chopped veggies or protein (chicken, beans, etc)
  • 1/4-1/2 cup crunchy toppings (sliced almonds, tortilla strips, chopped herbs, etc)


Place dressing in the bottom of a pint-sized mason jar

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