A cobb style mason jar salad that's perfect for meal prep. It's easy to make and perfect to pack for lunches and traveling.
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Mason jar salads can be meal prepped in advance for lunches, traveling, or even dinners. They store easy and travel well.
This salad is a take on cobb salad. It's filled with balsamic viniagrette, tomatoes, gorgonzola cheese, and chicken.
products I used for cobb mason jar salad
ingredients you'll need
balsamic vinaigrette - You could also swap this out for ranch or your other favorite dressing. I prefer to use Bolthouse Farms Classic Balsamic Vinaigrette.
grape tomatoes - You can use any tomatoes you like, but I find grape tomatoes work best for mason jar salads.
gorgonzola cheese - You could swap the gorgonzola cheese out with blue cheese if you prefer.
chives - Fresh chives work best!
chicken - It needs to be cooked. I like using boneless, skinless chicken breast.
bacon - Center cut bacon is my favorite since it gives a good amount of meat.
greens - I use spring leaf mixed greens.
how to make cobb style mason jar salad
Detailed instructions and measurements for making this salad are listed in the recipe card at the bottom of this page.
- Layer your ingredients in the order listed, starting with balsamic vinaigrette. The order of ingredients is important.
- Secure the lid tightly.
- Store in the refrigerator up to 4 days. You can shake it and eat it straight from the jar or pour it into a bowl.
tips, tricks, and faqs
The point of mason jar salads is to be able to meal prep them in advance while they stay fresh and prevent them from getting soggy.
In order to for this to work, you have to layer the ingredients in the correct order and to secure it tightly with a lid.
I order my ingredients from wet to dry. Some people order them from density, but I find that starting with wet on the bottom, keeps the lettuce from getting soggy.
No. If you layer the ingredients in the correct order and seal tightly, the lettuce will stay fresh and crisp.
I use quart size jars that are 32 ounces.
No. If you shake it, the ingredients will shift and the dressing will stick to the ingredients instead of the jar.
how to store mason jar salads
Store them upright in the refrigerator until you're ready to eat them. You can store them up to 4 days.
Don't tilt or turn the jar until you are ready to eat the salad. It's important that they stay layered correctly to stay fresh.
other mason jar salads you might like
- BBQ Chicken Mason Jar Salad
- Italian Mason Jar Salad
- Berry Orzo Mason Jar Salad
- Pesto Chicken Mason Jar Salad
Cobb Style Mason Jar Salad
- quart size mason jar
- measuring cups
- measuring spoons
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinaigrette
- ½ cup grape tomatoes halved
- ¼ cup gorgonzola cheese crumbled
- 1 tablespoon chives chopped
- 1 whole hard boiled egg sliced
- 3 ounces chicken breast cooked
- 1 slice center cut bacon chopped
- 2 cups mixed greens
- Layer the ingredients in a mason jar in the order listed. This is important.
- Secure tightly with a lid.
- Store in the fridge up to 4 days.
- When ready to eat, either shake and eat from the jar or pour into a bowl.
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy. It should only be used for estimation purposes and is not a guarantee of any kind. Nutritional information varies widely between brands and types of ingredients used. It is recommended that you calculate the nutritional information based on your own ingredients and brands used. Sweetly Splendid, LLC makes no guarantees as to the exact nutrition information.