This Protein Power Salad Jar has the perfect combination of nourishing, fulfilling and hydrating ingredients for a tasty and balanced summer meal.

Protein Power Mason Jar Salad

When I was first introduced to the concept of a salad compiled in a jar, ready to serve, perfect for storing -I was mind blown! All of a sudden my dust collecting pack of Mason jars got assigned to an exciting purpose!

Don’t take me wrong, I love my jar collection which is often displayed in many of my recipes such as this Rhubarb Berry Jam (cute mini jars) and Homemade Enchilada Sauce (pictured below), though this adds a whole new meaning, and maybe yet another reason to eat more salad!

Protein Power Mason Jar Salad
Protein Power Mason Jar Salad

Now that summer is here, my ideal menu includes mostly cold servings, raw or lightly cooked/ steamed and plenty of hydrating ingredient like cucumbers, lettuce and fruits in general.

When putting together this Protein Power Salad Jar I wanted to exclusively focus on these types of ingredients as well as fulfilling and nourishing foods to give my body sustenance and energy. That’s when the triple protein -hence protein power- comes in.

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Meatless Source of Protein?

Yes indeed!

Living with a protein driven man (a.k.a Mr. Protein), has challenged me to seek outside the meat market, although he would happily consume animal protein 3+ times per day. I however believe that a more balanced diet is the key to great health. Beans, Quinoa and Chickpeas are three of my absolute favorite plant based protein sources, which are all included in this tasty salad.

Protein Power Mason Jar Salad
Protein Power Mason Jar Salad

Now, this is the type of salad that fills you up (in a good way!) and give you that nice sustainable energy that lasts all day with a side punch of hydration, which is so important during the summer months.

This Protein Power Salad Jar has the perfect combination of nourishing, fulfilling and hydrating ingredients for a tasty summer meal. Pack and store in your fridge until ready to eat. As for the salad dressing, I made a simple avocado oil dressing with flavorful oregano to keep things nice and light, yet delicious.

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Protein Power Mason Jar Salad

Protein Power Mason Jar Salad

by Silvia Dunnirvine
Prep: 17 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Total: 29 minutes
Servings: 2 servings


  • 2 cups of mixed greens lettuce of choice
  • 2 eggs boiled
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes halved
  • 1 cup pickling cucumber quartered
  • 1 carrot shredded
  • 1/2 cup heirloom quinoa quinoa of choice
  • 1 tsp vegetable base paste or 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1 can black beans

Salad Dressing

  • 3 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a small pot add in vegetable broth or dissolve 1 tsp vegetable base in 1 cup hot water. Add quinoa and cook on medium low heat until all the liquid is absorbed. Allow to cool off.
  • In a second small pot boil the eggs for 8-10 minutes. When done, remove, rinse and peel the shells off. Slice in half and let it cool down.
  • Meanwhile rinse the beans and chickpeas, set aside
  • Mix the dressing ingredients in a small jar
  • Cut up all cucumber, tomatoes and shred carrots

Assembling the Salad Jar

  • *This recipe will fill two 3-cups wide mouth mason jars. Add half the ingredients in the following order (heavier cooked ingredients first!); beans, chickpeas, quinoa, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, egg halved and mixed greens. Then fill up the second jar.
  • When ready to eat, pour dressing in the jar and eat up!


Calories: 457kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 524mg | Potassium: 748mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 6479IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Keyword: Mason Jar Salad
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
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Protein Power Mason Jar Salad





Hi! I’m Silvia.

My goal is to make cooking simple and enjoyable.

Garden in the Kitchen is full of easy and balanced recipes for busy families. Classics get a healthier twist with additions of veggies or alternative ingredients.

I hope my recipes will inspire you to cook more home meals and above all have fun in the kitchen!

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  1. Hello. This looks amazing and I’m about to make it. Do you know the calorie content by chance?? I can try and figure it out, was just hoping you might already know.