7-Layer Salad in a Jar

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Nutritional Information

Calories 379

Total Fat 17g

Cholesterol 3mg

Sodium 145mg

Total Carbohydrates 50g

Protein 12g

No more soggy salads!



Serving Size

1 salad

Prep Time

35 min

Cook Time

5 min


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked
  • 1/2 cup canned low-sodium black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1/2 shallot, minced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1/2 avocado, diced
  • 1 tablespoon reduced fat sour cream


  1. Whisk together olive oil and lime juice, and divide between two jars or plastic containers. Divide the quinoa between the jars and smooth over dressing to make a layer. Add a layer of beans to each jar, followed by a layer of lettuce.
  2. In a separate bowl, toss together the tomato, shallot, and cilantro to make a quick salsa. Add a layer of the salsa to each jar, followed by a layer of avocado and a dollop of sour cream. Cover and refrigerate until ready to eat.
  3. Handy Hint: Keep salad greens from getting soggy with smart layering. Put sturdy ingredients like grains and beans on top of dressing to create a leak barrier. When you open it up and mix, the flavors will still be fresh!
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