Kaleidoscope Kale Mason Jar Salad


Embrace a whirlwind of flavors and nutrition with our Kaleidoscope Kale Mason Jar Salad. This mason jar masterpiece layers crisp kale with an array of colorful vegetables, topped with a tangy dressing, to create a portable, healthy meal. It's a perfect blend of convenience and wellness, ideal for a nutritious lunch or a quick, wholesome snack.

Kaleidoscope Kale Mason Jar Salad

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4 Mason Jars
  • Serving Size: 1 Mason Jar (approximately 750ml)

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 230 kcal
  • Protein: 8g
  • Fat: 12g
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Sodium: 320mg


  • Curly kale, chopped: 4 cups (120g)
  • Quinoa, cooked: 1 cup (185g)
  • Cherry tomatoes, halved: 1 cup (150g)
  • Red cabbage, shredded: 1 cup (90g)
  • Carrot, shredded: 1 medium (60g)
  • Red bell pepper, diced: 1 medium (150g)
  • Avocado, diced: 1 medium (200g)
  • Lemon vinaigrette: 1/2 cup (120ml)
  • Pumpkin seeds: 1/4 cup (30g)

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Start with Dressing: Pour lemon vinaigrette into the bottom of each mason jar.
  2. Layer Quinoa: Add a layer of cooked quinoa for a base of protein and fiber.
  3. Vegetable Layers: Follow with cherry tomatoes, red cabbage, carrots, and bell pepper.
  4. Kale and Avocado: Add a layer of kale and top with diced avocado.
  5. Garnish: Sprinkle pumpkin seeds on top.
  6. Seal and Store: Tightly close the jars and refrigerate until you're ready to enjoy.
  7. Shake and Serve: Shake the jar to mix the salad or pour into a bowl.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Massage Kale: Lightly massage the kale with a bit of olive oil to soften.
  • Varied Textures: Use a mix of crunchy and soft veggies for a satisfying experience.
  • Nutty Addition: Pumpkin seeds add a nice crunch and a boost of nutrition.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I add a protein? 

Yes, chickpeas or grilled chicken are great additions.

How long can I store the salad?

Properly sealed, it lasts up to 5 days in the fridge.

Is it vegan? 

Yes, this salad is naturally vegan and gluten-free.

Unveil the layers of our Kaleidoscope Kale Mason Jar Salad and discover a world of fresh, vibrant flavors and nutrients. Each jar is not just a meal, but a celebration of healthy eating in its most convenient and delightful form. Open, shake, and relish the freshness in every bite!