Rainbow Salad in a Mason Jar

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.

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You’ve heard to “eat the rainbow.” Well here’s why. The colors found in nature are each associated with different phytonutrients. By eating a wide range of them, you provide your body with a broad spectrum of nutrition. For instance, carrots and yellow bell have beta-carotene, red peppers contain lycopene, and red cabbage has powerful antioxidants…everything in this salad is packed with nutrition, but we just love how it tastes!

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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 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 272 kcal
Author Beachbody

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 444mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 11g 44%
Sugars 5g
Protein 10g 20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

P90X/P90X2 Portions
½ Fat
½ Legume/Tuber Carb
2 Vegetable

P90X3 Portions
2½ Carb
1½ Fat

Body Beast Portions
1 Legume
3 Vegetable
1½ Fat

Portion Fix Containers
2 Green
1 Yellow
1 Orange
1½ tsp.

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Rainbow Salad in a Mason Jar photos by Kirsten Morningstar