7/31 | Salad In a Jar

We’ve all seen it, we’ve all wanted one, and today we made one. The ever popular Salad In a Jar. As far as simple salad recipes go, this one is about as easy as it gets. It’s a perfect make ahead lunch idea or a grab-and-go snack. You just add all of your favorite ingredients, then shake and enjoy. I have seen the simple salad in a jar recipes made with just fruit, only veggies, or loads of dressing. The beauty of easy salads is that you can make them exactly how you want them, then throw them in a jar. If you’re a busy mom, making these for your kids to take to school is a must. If you a meal prep, These will surely save the day when you feel too lazy to make your own loaded salad. No matter how you slice it or what you add to it, this DIY Southwest Chicken Salad In a Jar is a must for the summer.


  • Lettuce
  • Cubed Southwest Chicken Breast
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Grilled Corn
  • Crunchy Salad Topping
  • Southwest Ranch
  • Mason Jar

1- Decide the order you want to add all of your ingredients. Usually, people like to add their sauce first.

2- Once you’ve started adding your ingredients, just make sure they’re all getting evenly layered in your jar, so even when mixed every bite you take will be just as flavorful as the next.

3- I love corn in my salad, especially with this tangy southwest chicken and ranch, it adds a bit of sweetness to the salad that gives it great flavor. Make sure you choose fruits and veggies that all work well together.

4- Last but not least goes the lettuce! It’s the main part that makes a salad, a salad. Once you add it to your jar, depending on how you like to eat it, you can dig in right then, or screw on the lid and save for later.