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Chef Salad in a Jar

Updated August 16, 2020

Chef Salad in a Jar

One thing I like about a salad in a jar is that you can make this up ahead of time. It is perfect to make the night before to have ready for lunch the next day. I found that the lettuce still does stay fresh and it doesn’t get soggy since the salad dressing is at the bottom of the jar.  This recipe for Chef Salad in a Jar is super easy to make and will help keep you healthy.

chef salad in a jar ingredients

Chef Salad in a Jar

Chef Salad in a Jar

(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
  • Mushrooms
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Red Onion
  • Carrots
  • Ham
  • Cheese
  • Lettuce
  • Egg
  • Refrigerate for up to 5 days.



    • Jo
      June 29, 2016 at 12:25 pm

      Made this for mine and my hubby’s lunches, love how portable it is! It was delicious!

      • Alison
        July 3, 2016 at 2:55 am

        This is great to hear. Sometimes I make them ahead of time on Sunday for the week so I can grab and go. It is so convenient.


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