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Quinoa Chicken Salad in a Mason Jar

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

Cucumber, quinoa, tomato, onion, carrot and mint salad in a jar on rustic wooden table

 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
  • 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.

Quinoa Chicken Salad in a Mason Jar

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By: Lili Ladaga
Prep Time
20 min