Superfood Mason Jar Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
Serves: 1
This yummy meal, that’s great on-the-go is packed with superfoods that have anti-inflammatory properties, including kale, quinoa, blueberries and avocado. Avocados contain heart healthy fats and they’re a good source of beta-carotene which helps to protect your bikini-baring skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Keep pre-chopped kale (or pre-washed bagged kale) and leftover quinoa and chicken in the fridge so you can quickly throw the salad together. Our favorite part of this salad is that each bite is loaded with so many different flavors—we’re especially crazy for the sweet fruity twists.
  • Mason_jar_salad_cropped
  • Makes 1 salad shaker
  • 1-1/2 cups kale or spinach, chopped
  • 4 oz grilled grilled chicken breast
  • ⅓ cup quinoa, cooked
  • ½ small apple, diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons mandarin oranges, peaches or grapefruit
  • 2 tablespoons carrots, chopped or shredded
  • ½ cup thinly sliced cucumber
  • 2 teaspoons slivered almonds, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons avocado, cubed (can be subbed for ¼ cup green peas or chick peas)
  • 1 serving Lemon Vinaigrette (See below)
  • Lemon Vinaigrette
  • (makes 1 serving)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ tablespoons fruit-flavored vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ garlic clove, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  1. Whisk all vinaigrette ingredients together in a medium bowl.
  2. If eating soon, combine kale, chicken and quinoa with the vinaigrette. Add kale mixture and half of the remaining ingredients in a tall jar or plastic salad shaker. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Note: It’s ideal to mix the dressing just before serving to keep the salad fresh and crunchy or if you won’t be eating for a while, simply add the dressing to the bottom of the jar, then layer starting with chicken and other ingredients
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Salad with Dressing Calories: 365 Fat: 17 g Carbohydrates: 33 g Sodium: 166 mg Fiber: 8 g Protein: 30 g
Recipe by Nutrition Twins at