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.

cobb style mason jar salad with lid on and a fork sitting next to it

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.

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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!

hard boiled egg – I make mine in the Instant Pot using this recipe.

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.

ingredients on a cutting board for cobb style mason jar salad

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.

  1. Layer your ingredients in the order listed, starting with balsamic vinaigrette. The order of ingredients is important.
  2. Secure the lid tightly.
  3. 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.

Does the lettuce mix get soggy when stored?

No. If you layer the ingredients in the correct order and seal tightly, the lettuce will stay fresh and crisp.

What size mason jars do you use for mason jar salads?

I use quart size jars that are 32 ounces.

Will all the dressing stick to the bottom of the jar?

No. If you shake it, the ingredients will shift and the dressing will stick to the ingredients instead of the jar.

cobb style mason jar salad without the lid on

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.

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Cobb Style Mason Jar Salad

5 from 2 votes
Prep 5 minutes
Cook 0 minutes
Total 5 minutes
Servings: 1 person
A cobb inspired mason jar salad that's perfect for meal prep and travels well!



  • 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.


The order of ingredients in the jar is important for keeping them fresh. Be sure to do them in the order listed. 


Serving: 1jar, Calories: 394kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 37g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 274mg, Sodium: 997mg, Potassium: 730mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 1901IU, Vitamin C: 32mg, Calcium: 176mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Lunch, Main Dishes, Salad
Cuisine: American

Hi! I’m Kara!

Kara loves all things food and spending time with her family and dogs. She has a passion for cooking and loves making yummy, family-friendly recipes.

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