South of the Border Salad in a Jar

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 jar 1x


Salad in a Jar is an easy way to bring your salad on the go – dressing, greens, and toppings all in one place! Bring it with you on a picnic, to work, or anywhere else!



For the Salad

  • Dressing (recipe follows)
  • Black beans
  • Chopped sweet bell pepper
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Sliced black olives
  • Chopped Romaine lettuce

For the South of the Border Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon EACH garlic powder, chili powder, salt, and pepper


  1. For the dressing:
  2. Add everything to a small mason jar, put on the lid, and shake until well combined. Makes enough dressing for about 3 salads in a jar.
  3. To assemble the salad:
  4. In a pint mason jar add the dressing, black beans, chopped “extras” and then lettuce (in that order). Pack the jars pretty tight. Add a lid and store in the fridge. When you are ready to eat dump the jar into a bowl and stir to combine or shake the jar very well and eat from the jar.

  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: Refirgerated
  • Cuisine: American
Nutrition Information: YIELD: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 657.4 Fat: 49.2g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 311.4mg Carbohydrates: 62.6g Sugars: 9.9g Protein: 12.8g Vitamin A: 233.7µg Vitamin C: 179.7mg

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