Spinach Salad with bacon in a mason jar
Mason Jar Spinach Salad Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

This Mason Jar Spinach Salad recipe is easy to assemble in advance, it's portable, and it's packed with a variety of flavors and textures. Perfect for meal prep, too!

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Mason Jar Salad, Spinach Salad Recipe, Spinach Salad with Bacon
Servings: 4 salads
Calories: 304 kcal
Author: Blair
Ingredients
FOR THE DRESSING:
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
FOR THE SALADS:
  • 4 cups baby spinach leaves (or more as needed)
  • 1 red onion diced
  • 8 slices cooked, chopped bacon
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs sliced
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 4 quart-size mason jars
Instructions
  1. Whisk together dressing ingredients in a small bowl or measuring cup until completely combined.
  2. Place a few tablespoons of dressing at the bottom of each jar.
  3. Divide remaining ingredients among the jars, layering in the following order: red onion, egg, mushroom, bacon, spinach. Make sure to really add enough spinach to the jar to pack it tightly and eliminate as much air as possible (this will help to keep your salad fresh). Twist on the top to seal your salads and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  4. To serve, dump the salad into a bowl. The greens will be on the bottom, then the toppings, and finally the dressing!
Recipe Notes

How long does a salad in a jar last?

Layered properly, these salads will last for at least 5 days in the refrigerator.

Be sure to pack the jars tightly, though! You want to squeeze as much spinach into the top of the jar as possible before sealing the lid, because you don’t want any air in there. Eliminating the vegetables’ exposure to air will help the salad stay fresh longer.

Tips and Recipe Variations:

Nutrition Facts
Mason Jar Spinach Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 salad)
Calories 304 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 218mg73%
Sodium 1519mg66%
Potassium 533mg15%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 3095IU62%
Vitamin C 11.5mg14%
Calcium 64mg6%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.