Friday, 27 January 2017 17:36

Taco Salad in a Jar

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Mason jar salads are not only beautiful, they’re also convenient. I think this salad really brings out the beauty of what a Mason jar salad can be: appealing to the eyes as well as the stomach. With this Mexican– inspired salad you get flavor, protein, and just enough spice to be a very satisfying lunch.


2– 3 tbsp Spicy Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette (see recipe below)

½ cup black beans

10– 15 cherry or grape tomatoes, halved

½ of an avocado

Diced 2 cups mixed greens

Shredded Mexican cheese,

To taste green onions, chopped, to taste

Topping jar: Handful of tortilla chips, crushed


To assemble the salad, start with the desired amount of dressing, followed by the beans, then the tomatoes and avocado.  On top of the avocado the wide mouth mason jar with 2 cups of mixed greens. Top with the desired amount of cheese and green onions.

Spicy Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette


3 tbsp organic olive oil

2 tbsp lime juice

Pinch of sea salt

1 tsp jalapeños, diced, optional

1 tbsp cilantro, chopped, optional


Put all of the ingredients into a blender. Pulse until the ingredients are thoroughly combined. Pour the dressing into your mason jar.

Recipe adapted from Amy Fazio, The Mason Jar Cookbook: 80 Healthy and Portable Meals. 

Last modified on Friday, 27 January 2017 18:10
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