How to Make a Summertime Mason Jar Salad

For the times when it’s too hot to turn on the stove or the oven, there is the ever-reliable, refreshing, crisp salad.

  • By Jackie Sun
  • July 27, 2016

Whenever summer rolls around and temperatures rise, the last thing we want to do is cook in a hot, stuffy kitchen made even warmer with the stove and oven on. That’s why having no-cook options this time of year is super helpful.

And having a simple salad, whether as a side dish or an entree, is the easiest no-cook meal.

We’re always singing the praises of salad, but that’s because salads most certainly deserve all the praise! They require little to no cooking, are good for you, and you can customize all you want.

We recently shared tips on How to Make a Mason Jar Salad, and we figured that right now was the best time to bring this back with a little summer twist. Even though salads can be enjoyed any time of the year, their refreshing crispness makes them even more enjoyable during the warmer seasons.

Watch this video below to learn how to put together a mason jar salad, and try out our favorite summer salad combo:


Summertime Mason Jar Salad

Learn how to make a mason jar salad with summer ingredients.

Mason jar salads are great to take to your outdoor summer picnics and barbecues – both of which we’re doing a lot of now! Not only will the salads be the perfect balance to all the grilled meats, the mason jars make them easy to make ahead and transport.

For even more tips on how to make the perfect mason jar salad, and to get more ideas for tasty salad combos, check out our Mason Jar Salad infographic and 50 Salad Combos here:


How to Make a Mason Jar Salad

Take a simple, healthy meal anywhere you go with our how-to on mason jar salads.


50 Simple Salads for Every Season

Create homemade dressings and experience a variety of salads all year long.

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