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Layered Salad in a Jar
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Layered Quinoa Bean Salad in a Jar

A protein-packed combo of beans and quinoa is layered with fresh veggies and a tangy vinaigrette to make a filling weekday lunch.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Satisfying Salads
Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: vegetarian
Servings: 1 salad
Author: Ana Stanciu
Cost: $6


  • 16-ounce mason jar
  • Small bowl
  • whisk


For the dressing:

  • Juice from 1/2 small lemon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • A pinch of sea salt

For the salad:

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup cooked beans any kind you like
  • 4-5 cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 handful fresh greens

For assembling:

  • 1 large lidded mason jar


  • Whisk together the dressing ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Pour the dressing into the jar. Layer in the beans, quinoa, tomato halves, then greens and seal the jar.
  • Shake well before eating.


You can make these quinoa bean salad jars in advance and they'll last in the fridge for 3-4 days.