Cobb salads are simply delicious! Add a jar and you are on your way to pure delight. This Curious Cobb Jar Salad recipe walks you through the simple steps of layering tasty, colorful, and nutritious ingredients into a healthy meal that is great to take to work, pack for school, or pull from the fridge on a busy day.
I’m a big fan of basic meal prep — pre-chopping, dicing, slicing, roasting, and measuring — so that pulling nourishing meals together throughout the week feels manageable. Jar salads are a great example. Once your ingredients are cut and cooked, assembly is a breeze.
Successful jar salads are all about proper assembly!
- Adding the dressing first prevents the lettuce from getting soggy.
- Hearty vegetables that hold up to liquid (and are tasty marinated) go in next (carrots, peppers, celery, cherry tomatoes, red onion, and even cucumbers are examples).
- Next are proteins — diced chicken, chopped steak, pulled pork, sliced egg, etc.
- More delicate ingredients, such as olives, cheese, and green onions should then be added.
- Keeping the greens at the top means they stay crisp!
- Finish your jar salad with any toppings — nuts, seeds, and dried fruits.
Multiply this Cobb Jar Salad recipe by the number of people in your family and send one along with everyone for the day.Print
- 2 1/2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar reserve
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/4 tsp Herbs de Provence
- 1/8 tsp sea salt
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 cup chopped red onion
- 8 cherry tomatoes
- 1/2 cup chopped cucumber
- 1/3 cup green olives
- 2 hardboiled eggs, sliced
- Small handful of chopped peppered salami
- 1/2 avocado, chopped
- 1 1/2 oz chopped cheddar cheese
- 1 Tbsp sunflower seeds
- Chopped Romaine lettuce, to fill
- Whisk together dressing ingredients and add to the bottom of a quart sized mason jar.
- Add onion, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, olives, hardboiled egg, salami, avocado, cheese, and sunflower seeds in layers.
- Fill the rest of the jar with Romaine lettuce.
- Add a lid.
- When you are ready to eat, simple shake and eat, or empty jar on a plate and enjoy.