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Quinoa Chicken Salad in a Mason Jar

June 29, 2018


Say “good-bye” to the sad desk salad, say “hello” to this gorgeous, satisfying Quinoa Chicken Salad in a Mason jar.


This simple recipe is a snap to meal prep, so you’ll have four awesome desk salads for the week in no time.


 Prep Time 20 mins

 Cook Time 0 mins

 Total Time 20 mins

 Servings 4 servings

 Calories 424 kcal



· 3 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar

· 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice

· 1/2 tsp. raw honey (or pure maple syrup)

· 1 tsp. Dijon mustard

· 1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. olive oil extra virgin

· 2 cups cooked quinoa

· 4 cups sliced cucumbers

· 4 cups halved cherry tomatoes

· 3 cups grilled chicken breast boneless, skinless, sliced

· 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese



1. To make dressing, combine vinegar, lemon juice, and honey in a medium bowl; whisk to blend.

2. Add mustard; mix well.

3. Slowly add oil while whisking; mix well. Evenly divide dressing between 4 one-quart Mason jars. Set aside.

4. Evenly layer quinoa, cucumbers, tomatoes, chicken, and cheese on top of dressing in jars. 

5. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Shake before serving. 

6. Variation (Add 1 green container per serving): Add 4 cups fresh baby spinach. 


Recipe Notes

*Nutritional information (per serving) does not include spinach.


Nutrition Facts

Quinoa Chicken Salad in a Mason Jar

Amount Per Serving (1 serving)

Calories 424Calories from Fat 117

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 13g20%

Saturated Fat 4g20%

Cholesterol 106mg35%

Sodium 302mg13%

Total Carbohydrates 32g11%

Dietary Fiber 5g20%

Sugars 9g

Protein 43g86%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

















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