Chef Salad in a Jar #Recipe

The kids head back to school soon across the country and summer is coming to an end, but the summer weather will continue for many months to come here in Florida. Because of this, I always look for light meals or snacks that can be served cold, and don’t require slaving away in a hot kitchen. This chef salad in a jar is not only cute, but it is the perfect bite of freshness on a hot day.

(Yield 4 pint salads)


1/2 head Iceberg lettuce chopped
3/4 cup Shredded Carrots
4 Whole Mushrooms sliced
1 Hard Boiled Egg siced
1/4 Cucumber sliced
8 Cherry/Grape Tomatoes
1/4 Red Onion chopped
1/2 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1/4 cup Diced Ham
8 tbsp Salad Dressing


Layer Ingredients in Jar as follows:
Salad Dressing
Red Onion

Refrigerate for up to 5 days.


  1. I'm a sucker for a meal or dessert in a jar. I love the presentation! It'll be hot at my house for months still also, so this is perfect for the hot evenings when the oven is my worst enemy.

  2. This would be a great thing to take to lunch to work. I love this idea. Thank you for the suggestion.

  3. What a great lunch to take for a picnic in a cooler! I imagine that would be very satisfying on a hot day 😉

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