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Strawberry Quinoa Spinach Jar Salads

This strawberry spinach quinoa salad in a jar is the perfect fresh summer meal prep lunch!  Spend a bit of time prepping your lunches on the weekend and you'll be the envy of your office.
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, jar salad,, meal prep, quinoa
Servings: 4
Calories: 463kcal
Author: Denise Bustard

Ingredients

Salad

  • 2/3 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 6 cups spinach
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbled
  • 1/4 cup red onion diced

Chicken

  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • salt & pepper

Vinaigrette:

  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • fresh ground pepper

Instructions

  • Cook quinoa according to package directions. Set aside to cool.
  • While quinoa is cooking, pre-heat the oven to 425°F. In a small baking dish, combine the olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Place the chicken breasts in the dish, turning to coat in olive oil/balsamic. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Place chicken in the oven and cook for 10 minutes. Flip and cook for 10-15 more minutes. Remove from oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
  • Assemble jar salads by dividing ingredients between four 1-pint jars in the following order: vinaigrette, chicken, quinoa, berries, feta, red onion and spinach.
  • Storage:Seal and store in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • To serve:Shake out jar contents into a large bowl. Mix to combine all ingredients with the vinaigrette and enjoy!

Notes

I recommend soaking your berries in 1 part vinegar and 3 parts water to keep your berries fresh for longer. Rinse and allow to dry on a towel before packing into the jars.

Nutrition

Serving: 1jar salad | Calories: 463kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 289mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g