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Gluten Free Chicken Taco Salad in a Jar Recipe

Easy to assemble and infinitely variable, Mason jar salads make the perfect portable lunch or dinner to take on the go. Simply layer the ingredients in a 32-ounce glass jar, screw on the lid, and you’re off to the races!

Jar salads that are layered as instructed should last at least 2 to 3 days in the refrigerator. To serve, just pour your salad into a bowl and enjoy. We hope you’ll get creative in the kitchen and come up with your own delightful salad creations, but to get that creativity flowing, try this Mason jar salad recipe that is as delicious as it is colorful.

Layering 101

Build your salad from the bottom up. Here’s a simple layering guide for fresh, non-soggy salads every time.

Layer 1: Salad Dressing

Begin with dressing. Use 2 to 4 tablespoons, depending on how heavily dressed you like your salad.

Layer 2: Non-Absorbent Vegetables

This is the time to add crunchy vegetables that won’t soak up the dressing, such as carrots, bell peppers, peas, tomatoes, cabbage, and beans.

Layer 3: Softer Vegetables and Grains

Ingredients like cucumbers, zucchini, rice, quinoa, and noodles should go on top of the crunchy vegetables to prevent them from touching the dressing and getting soggy.

Layer 4: Protein

Now’s the time to add protein such as chicken, shrimp, nuts, eggs, and cheese.

Layer 5: Greens

Finally, top the salad off with tender greens like lettuce, spinach, and sprouts.

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Gluten Free Chicken Taco Salad in a Jar Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 404kcal


  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 2 cups thinly sliced green cabbage
  • 2 medium carrots shredded
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper seeded and chopped
  • 1 medium cucumber seeded and chopped
  • 1½ - 2 cups cooked chopped chicken
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese optional
  • 4-5 cups baby spinach


  • Divide the salsa between two 32-ounce Mason jars. In a small bowl, mash the avocado with the lime juice and salt. Spoon over the salsa. Layer the remaining ingredients in the following order: cabbage, carrots, bell pepper, cucumber, chicken, cheese (if using), and spinach. Cover with lids and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • When ready to serve, pour the salad into a bowl and enjoy.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Chicken Taco Salad in a Jar Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 404 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 1205mg50%
Potassium 1864mg53%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 15g60%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 17165IU343%
Vitamin C 174.8mg212%
Calcium 390mg39%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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