Italian Pasta Mason Jar Salad

In Recipes, Salad by Tanya0 Comments

Ital Pasta SaladAfter following a couple recipes last week, I decided to create my own mason jar salad that combined some of my favorite ingredients.  I followed the recommendations for layering, and these turned out great!

These combine italian dressing with feta, pasta, and chicken.  They are DELICIOUS in my humble opinion.  I love having everything in one container, and I especially love making them up on the weekend and having lunch for the whole week!  A friend and I made two different kinds and swapped so we wouldn’t get bored eating the same salad every day.   😀  The full recipe is below.

 

Italian Pasta Mason Jar Salad
 
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These beautiful, filling salads can be stored in the fridge for 5-6 days. Prep once and eat all week! (Recipe time assumes you are making 6 salads at once.)
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Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 1 serving
Ingredients
Per Salad:
  • 3 Tbsp fat free Italian dressing
  • 1.5 oz shredded carrots
  • 4 slices cucumber, quartered
  • 6 to 8 grape tomatoes
  • ½ cup fat free feta
  • 3 oz cooked chicken
  • 1 oz whole wheat rotini, cooked
  • 3 cups chopped romaine lettuce
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions.
  2. Drain well and blot dry before using. You don't want any moisture on your pasta when you put it in the jar.
To Assemble:
  1. Put dressing in the bottom of the jar, being careful not to splash it up the sides of the jar.
  2. Add ingredients in THIS ORDER: shredded carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, feta cheese, chicken, pasta.
  3. Add the lettuce to the jar on top of the pasta. You may have to push it down in order to fit it all in the jar!
To Serve:
  1. Open jar and carefully pour the lettuce into a large serving bowl.
  2. Replace the lid on the jar and shake well to coat the other ingredients with the dressing.
  3. Open the jar again and empty jar onto the bed of lettuce.
Notes
7 Points+ I will update complete nutrition stats the next time I make this!

Save time by making multiple salads at once!!
I use 1.5 oz of shredded carrots per salad because I buy a 10 oz bag. This allows me to get 6 salads out of one bag of carrots. If you are shredding your own, you can use whatever amount feels like enough for your tastes!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 jar
 

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