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Southwestern Salad in Mason Jar

Southwestern Salad in Mason Jar

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  • 3 Tablespoons Lime Vinaigrette
  • 1/2 cup black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 red vine-ripened tomato diced
  • 1/4 red bell pepper diced
  • 1/4 yellow bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 cup diced avocado optional
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels fresh or frozen
  • 2 cups mixed salad greens
  • 1 ounce Cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 quart-size Mason jar

Lime Vinaigrette

  • 2 Tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • pinch of salt
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • dash of hot sauce optional
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil


  • For the vinaigrette: Whisk together the lime juice, cilantro, salt, pepper, and hot sauce (if using). Slowly add the olive oil, whisking, until the dressing thickens.
  • Start by pouring the vinaigrette dressing into the Mason jar. Then layer in the black beans, tomato, bell peppers, avocado, and corn. Finish with the salad greens and, finally, the Cheddar cheese. Seal and refrigerate until ready to use.


Serving: 1g
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