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These Balsamic Quinoa Spinach Mason Jar Salads are the perfect meatless, vegan meal prep. Layering the ingredients keeps these salads fresh and not soggy all week long. Healthy and filling weekday lunches ready to go. Recipe at Kathleenscravings.com #mealprepsalad #weekdaylunch

Balsamic Quinoa Spinach Mason Jar Salads


  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

These Balsamic Quinoa Spinach Mason Jar Salads are the perfect meatless, vegan meal prep. Layering the ingredients keeps these salads fresh and not soggy all week long. Healthy and filling weekday lunches ready to go. Recipe at Kathleenscravings.com


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Ingredients

Salad Layers

  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 1/2 red onion (minced)
  • 2 large cucumbers (chopped)
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • 68 ounces baby spinach
  • 4 quart sized mason jars

Balsamic Dressing

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper (to taste)

Instructions

  1. Cook the quinoa according to package directions. Let cool.
  2. While the quinoa is cooking and cooling, prepare the dressing. In a medium bowl, whisk all Dressing ingredients together and season to taste with salt and pepper. Divide evenly among the 4 mason jars.
  3. Now, start the layering. First, divide the minced red onion evenly. Followed by the chopped cucumber and tomato halves. Next, divide the cooked quinoa among the jars and finish by packing in the spinach.
  4. Seal up the jars and store in the fridge to eat throughout the rest of the week.

Notes

Can substitute about 1/2 cup or store-bought Balsamic Vinaigrette for the dressing.

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Cuisine: American
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