I really struggle with what to eat for lunch. It’s an odd time of day. I don’t want to cook a big meal, I’m not feeling like leftovers, and I don’t want to eat off my kids plates… I’m trying to eat healthier and keep up those New Year’s resolutions! So I love the idea of make-ahead salad prep for lunch. I’ve found 13 fabulously quick and easy mason jar salads I can whip up ahead of time and have ready to eat all week. Shake them up and you’re ready to eat!

13 Make-Ahead Mason Jar Salads

How quick and easy are these? Buy a set of mason jars and prep anyone of these 13 Make-Ahead Mason Jar Salads for a simple healthy lunch!

1. Pack the Perfect Mason Jar Salad – start here!

Pack the Perfect Mason Jar Salad

2. Mexican Chickpea Salad

Mexican Chickpea Salad

3. Walnut Apple Mason Jar Salad

Walnut Apple Mason Jar Salad

4. Ranch Chicken Salad


5. Egg Salad Mason Jar Recipe

Lunch is Served with Egg Salad in a Mason Jar

6. Layered Quinoa Salad with Beet Vinaigrette

Quinoa Beet Mason Jar Salad

7. Mason Jar Fruit Salad

Mason Jar Fruit Salad

8. The Southwestern Black Bean Salad


9. Pasta Salad in a Jar

Pasta Salad in a Jar

10. Mason Jar Zucchini Pasta Salad

Mason Jar Zucchini Pasta Salad

11. Lemon Dressing Salad in a Jar

Lemon Dressing Salad in a Jar

12. Shrimp & Feta Cobb Salad

Shrimp & Feta Cobb Salad

13. Asian Noodle Salad Jars

Asian Noodle Salad Jars