Easy-to-make healthy salad in a Mason jar

Perfect lunch on the go!
Easy-to-make, healthy salad with quinoa, broccoli, avocado, tomato, baby spinach, radish and olive oil in Mason jars.

Recipe for one Mason jar, double recipe for 2 jars.

Layer these ingredients in a mason jar:

  • Cut florets from a head of broccoli, enough to fill bottom of jar
  • Cut 3-4 cherry tomatoes in half and place on top of broccoli
  • Add 1 cup of quinoa.  Make this ahead of time. Bring quinoa and water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, 10 to 15 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • Thinly slice 1 radish and cover the quinoa
  • Top with 1/2 avocado cubed, and squirt some fresh lemon on top to keep from browning
  • Finish with a handful of fresh spinach

If you are on-the-go put the jar top on, bring your favorite dressing on the side, and serve when you are ready to eat.  It is great with just olive oil, and sometimes I use no dressing and just mush up all the ingredients – so delicious and healthy!


By Staness Jonekos