Easy Keto Salad Jar is a ready to go salad that you can make as fast as 10 minutes! It’s a healthy light meal for a quick low-carb and keto friendly recipe. This Easy Keto Salad Jar makes pack the salad in a jar and fill with delicious salmon or chicken and dressing for a quick low-carb lunch. Both handy and delicious!
Low Carb Salad in a Jar Recipe by Diet Doctor
Have you ever wanted to learn how to make salad in a jar? The search is over because these are not only healthy but fool proof too!
HOW DO YOU EAT SALAD IN A MASON JAR?
While it seems like it would be challenging to eat from a jar, it’s actually quite easy and we love it! Jars are portable, easier to eat at your desk, and we love that they are a grab and go option…as in grab it from my fridge and go to my table, lol. Other than that, you just eat it with a fork!
TIPS TO KEEP SALAD FROM GETTING SOGGY
My biggest gaggy (is that a word?) thing ever is mushy stuff and limp greens. You might not stomach it. So when creating these salads in a jar, the first thing we did was test ways to keep them from getting soggy. Because we wanted this a full grab and go option, we had to find a way to include the dressing in the jar and keep the soggy factor low. And here is what every trial told me: put the dressing at the bottom and the greens at the top.
It’s really that simple. Things like beans and veggies won’t absorb the dressing like greens will. Surprisingly, the cooked rice and pasta did well towards the bottom as well.
HOW LONG DOES SALAD IN A JAR LAST?
If you follow the tips and put the dressing at the bottom and the greens at the top, these mason jar salads should still taste great after 2-3 days and can still be decent up to 5 days. After that, the ingredients start to wilt and lose texture and flavor.
If made the night before, these are perfect as a vegan picnic food! They travel well and are easy to eat!
**Content and tips are from Veggies Don’t Bite
Easy Keto Salad Jar
- 1 oz. leafy greens
- ½ scallion , sliced
- 1 carrot
- 1 avocado
- 1 oz. red bell peppers
- 1 oz. cherry tomatoes
- 4 oz. smoked salmon or rotisserie chicken
- ¼ cup mayonnaise or olive oil
- Shred or chop the vegetables.
- First, put the dark leafy greens at the bottom of the jar.
- Add scallion, carrot, avocado, bell peppers and tomato in layers.
- Top with smoked salmon or grilled chicken.
- Add mayo right before serving.
NutritionOne jar Net carbs: 5 % (11 g)
Fiber: 17 g
Fat: 82 % (76 g)
Protein: 13 % (27 g)