This strawberry spinach salad is loaded with roasted asparagus, grilled chicken, crunchy cucumber slices, avocado, red onion, toasted almond silvers and a citrus poppy seed dressing. Toss all the ingredients into a mason jar for a healthy, portable lunch that’s way better (and prettier) than your average restaurant salad.
Have you hopped on the MASON JAR SALAD train yet?!? Please say yes.
Everything You Need to Make a Strawberry Spinach Mason Jar Salad
This strawberry spinach salad takes advantage of the spring’s bounty with a variety of seasonal ingredients including: strawberries, roasted asparagus, grilled chicken, crunchy cucumber slices, creamy avocado, red onion, toasted almond slices and a sweet and tangy homemade poppy seed dressing.
For the grilled chicken, you can grill it however you like, but my apple cider vinegar grilled chicken works great for this recipe.
How to Prep a Mason Jar Salad
Mason jar salads are really easy to prep, but there’s a method to the madness. Here’s how you want to layer your salads:
Veggies that will respond well to marinating in the dressing (things like cucumbers, onions, squash and mushrooms work great for this)
Greens (spinach, spring mix, romaine, etc)
Toppings (cheese, nuts, dried fruit, etc)
Keep the salad in the fridge until you’re ready to enjoy. Most salads will keep for about 5 days depending on what protein you’re using. I only prefer to go 1-3 days when I’m using something like grilled chicken.
The fun part comes when you’re ready to eat because you get to…