Margarita Chicken Mason Jar Salad

Listen - it's your future self thanking you for making a delicious salad for lunch tomorrow. Self high five.
Course: Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Easy, Fiber, Lean protein, Make ahead, Mason jar, Meal prep, No cooking, Quick, Salad, Whole grain
Condition: Dairy Free, Diabetes, Heart Health, Low Sodium, Nut Free, PCOS
Servings: 5 servings


Cilantro Lime Salad Dressing

  • 2 lime juiced
  • 7 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp agave nectar
  • 2 tbsp cilantro chopped
  • pinch garlic powder
  • pinch salt
  • pinch cumin


  • 1 cup tomato cherry
  • 1 cup bell pepper orange, diced
  • 1 1/2 cup pearled barley
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1/2 cup onion red
  • 1 cup corn
  • 2 cups chicken cooked, chopped
  • 1 1/2 heads romaine lettuce


Salad Dressing

  • Wash and dry a wide mouth mason jar. Combine all ingredients for the salad dressing in a small bowl. Pour the dressing into the empty mason jar.


  • Layer the ingredients for the salad in the mason jar on top of the salad dressing. The salad should be placed in order that they are listed in the ingredients, starting with tomatoes and ending with the lettuce.
  • Place the tomatoes on top of the salad dressing, and then layer the salad in the following order: chicken, orange pepper, black beans, red onion, farro or barley, yellow corn, and then lettuce.
  • Screw on the lid and refrigerate, or eat right away! When ready to eat, shake the jar and pour out onto a plate. Enjoy!


  1. Adjust the amount of each ingredient based on size of the mason jar. 
  2. When preparing this salad, it is important to layer the ingredients correctly. Always place moist or wet ingredients on the bottom. This ensures your salad doesn't get soggy. Your hearty vegetables or protein should go next, then layer away and top with the lettuce!
  3. If you have anything you want to stay crunchy, put it on the top of the salad or place it in a separate baggie. 


Carbohydrates: 79g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 28g | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 908mg | Fiber: 20g

Please note:

Nutrition info is an estimate and may contain errors.

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