Rainbow Salad In a Mason Jar

Rainbow Salad In a Mason Jar

If you think salads have to be boring, then you haven’t had this colorful, flavorful Mason jar salad.

You’ll be literally eating a rainbow of bright red and yellow bell peppers, red cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, garbanzo beans, and vibrant greens.

Topping it off is a zesty white balsamic vinegar dressing that’s tart and refreshing.

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Rainbow Salad in a Mason Jar

When you pull out this Mason jar salad for lunch at work or at your next picnic, it's bound to catch the eye of everyone around you with its rainbow of colors that'll make eating healthy fun.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 272 kcal
Author BODi


  • ½ cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh flat leaf (Italian) parsley finely chopped
  • Sea salt (or Himalayan salt) (to taste; optional)
  • ground black pepper (to taste; optional)
  • 2 cups chickpeas (garbanzo beans) drained, rinsed
  • 1 cup carrots sliced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper chopped
  • 2 cups red cabbage chopped
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • 8 cups assorted salad greens like mixed spring lettuce
  • ½ cup raw sunflower seeds


  1. Combine vinegar, oil, garlic, and parsley in a small bowl; whisk to blend.

  2. Season with salt and pepper if desired; mix well. Evenly divide dressing between 4 one-quart Mason jars. Set aside.

  3. Evenly layer chickpeas, carrots, bell peppers, cabbage, cucumber, salad greens, and sunflower seeds on top of dressing in jars.

  4. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Shake before serving.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Rainbow Salad in a Mason Jar
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 272 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 444mg19%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 11g46%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 10g20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Container Equivalents
2 Green
1 Yellow
1 Orange
1½ tsp.

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Photos by Kirsten Morningstar