Mason Jar Salad Greek Edition

This salad was so AMAZING! I was worried because I made 10 jars, 5 for me and 5 for my husband to eat all week. Can you imagine if you didn't care for it and had to eat it all week for lunch!?! Luckily this one was a huge hit in our house. My husband, the guy who hates salads, said it was the best salad that he ever had! #winning!

I made 10 mason jars of these putting the dressing on the bottom and dumping it into a bowl or container when ready to eat. I will make this recipe for 5 jars and if you need to double it for another person you can. I personally look forward to this salad so much everyday, this will become a staple for us. It is so easy to just grab a jar and head out the door! These would also great quick dinner too.

 This was at my friends beautiful outdoor space!

This was at my friends beautiful outdoor space!

Total time 45 minutes  

INGREDIENTS 

Dressing/Marinade 

  • 3 Tbs honey
  • 4 lemons plus zest
  • 1 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 shallots
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp minced garlic 
  • 1 large handful of fresh cilantro
  • 1 small handful of fresh sage
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 package of boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 3 cups of romain lettuce chopped 
  • 1 large cucumber chopped
  • 2 bell peppers chopped
  • 1/2 pint of cherry tomatoes
  • Feta cheese
  • 1 cup of whole wheat orzo pasta cooked according to package and cooled 
  1. Place the first 11 ingredients into a food processor or blender, blend until smooth.
  2. Place about 3 tablespoons of dressing in the bottom of each mason jar
  3. Transfer the remaining dressing to a bowl, add chicken to marinate for 15 minutes while you cook the orzo according to the directions. 
  4. Grill or cook chicken until done, allow to cool completely then chop in to bite size pieces.
  5. While the Orzo and chicken cool, Chop all veggies and assemble in jars.
  6. layer salads with dressing, bell peppers, tomatoes, feta, orzo, chicken, lettuce 
  7. store in the fridge for 5 days, ENJOY!

You may also place the ingredients for that salad into a container and keep the dressing separate as well!