Salad in a jar

Salad in a jar

Pack the salad in a jar and fill with delicious salmon or chicken and dressing for a quick keto lunch. Both handy and delicious!

Salad in a jar

Pack the salad in a jar and fill with delicious salmon or chicken and dressing for a quick keto lunch. Both handy and delicious!
1 servingservings


  • 4 oz. 110 g smoked salmon or rotisserie chicken or other protein of your choicerotisserie chickens or other protein of your choice
  • 16 oz. 30 g leafy greens
  • 16 oz. 30 g cherry tomatoes
  • 16 oz. 30 g red bell pepperred bell peppers
  • 16 oz. 30 g cucumber
  • ½ ½ scallionscallions
  • 4 tbsp 60 ml mayonnaise or olive oil


Instructions are for 1 serving. Please modify as needed.

  1. Shred or chop vegetables of your choice. First, put dark leafy greens such as spinach or arugula at the bottom of the jar. Iceberg lettuce or romaine works too. Green and red cabbage gives a fresh crunch. Chopped broccoli or cauliflower also works great.
  2. Add sliced onion rings, shredded carrot, avocado, different bell peppers and tomato in layers.
  3. We have chosen to top our salad with smoked salmon and grilled chicken, but you can of course use your own favorite protein, boiled eggs, mackerel or canned tuna fish or any kind of cold cuts you want. Olives, nuts, seeds and cheese cubes are great flavorful additions.
  4. To feel satisfied, you may want to add a generous amount of dressing or mayonnaise that you store in a separate little jar or bottle and add right before serving.

You might also like


  1. Val
    I like to put my dressing in first then layer the protein and end with the greens on the very top so they do not get soggy in the dressing. When you are ready to eat, you just shake the jar to distribute the dressing.
  2. Rachel
    I do the same thing, Val. Yum!
  3. Alison
    Are we allowed to use vinegar please?
  4. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Alison!

    Yes, it's OK! ... as long as you don't drink it like water. ;)

    (But balsamic vinegar has a lot of carbs. )

  5. Cynthia
    Is italian dressing okay?
    Reply: #6
  6. Kristin Berglund Team Diet Doctor

    Is italian dressing okay?

    Hi Cynthia!
    If you choose a sugar-free version and the rest of the ingredients look good, it should work just fine.
    Good luck!

  7. Brandi
    Anyone know where good containers can be bought for this?
  8. Agnes
    Mason jars with separated seal lids are terrific, and they come in all sizes. You can get very small jars for mayo and dressing as well. Main thing is they should be glass. I add 1-2 T apple cider vinegar to olive oil, or straight home-made mayo (oil and vinegar can go in bottom, but mayo and protein should be kept separate if not chilled).
  9. Jennifer
    Thank you for an amazing and simple recipe!! Delicious!!
  10. Faye Seifarth
    Can I use vinegar and oil for dressing
  11. Iris
    is air fry chicken wings keto friendly?
  12. Nicole Sullivan
    What kind of dressing can I use ? I’m new to this . Is like ranch or anything like that ok ?
  13. 1 comment removed
  14. Linda Sanford
    Try avocado ranch. It's really good. Homemade of course..

Leave a reply

Reply to comment #0 by