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Easy Cobb Salad in a Jar

Cobb Salad in a Jar

Cobb salad is a classic. Made with ingredients like turkey, avocado, hard boiled egg, and zesty cheddar, it's one of those simple all-in-one meals where you are guaranteed a forkful of yumminess in every bite. But kids being kids, that doest always mean that the little ones will be as excited about it as you. Well, try tossing your Cobb in a jar and watch how quickly it gets eaten!

After reading my friend Katie Sullivan Morford's cookbook Best Lunch Box Ever and coming across her simple Cobb Salad recipe, it inspired me to try it for dinner. After making Raspberry Cheesecakes in Mason jars this summer and watching how excited Kenya and Chloe got to eat their own individual dessert, I invested in a few different types of jars. These glass jars with handles are really cool and a fun touch at dinner time, especially if you have "picky" salad eaters. I like to let my kids layer all the ingredients into the jars, pour dressing on top, and then shake, shake, shake! Can you imagine anything more fun than that to do at the dinner table? Cobb Salad in a Jar is a fun way to make and eat dinner.

I'm forever amazed how just putting food in a different type of container can turn it from an I'm not so sure about this recipe to an I can't wait to eat it! one.

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Easy Cobb Salad in a Jar (makes 4 jars )

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 0 mins

nut free

dairy free

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup cubed turkey
  • 1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 4 hard boiled eggs, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 16-ounce mason jars

Preparation

1. In each mason jar layer in this order: lettuce, tomatoes, turkey, avocado, eggs, and cheese.

2. Serve with your favorite dressing.

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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16 comments

  • Little Cook

    Great idea!

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  • Katie

    Thanks Catherine for your clever twist on the Kiddie Cobb!

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  • Marissa Kennerson

    So cute!

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  • Jane M.

    This is a great idea because it allows kids to feel like they are \"cooking.\" My niece said that the recipes from your \"recipe book\" is good. She is a very picky eater, but she loves everything she's tried from Weelicious Lunches.

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  • Kayla Edwards

    I always put my dressing on bottom lettuce on top the n shake when ur ready to eat so luttuce doesnt get soggy..I like bringing to go salads on my way out the door taking my jayden and kaycie to the park in mason jars

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  • Lilly Li

    Isn't 8oz jars kinda small for a meal?

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  • Dalila

    I made this salad for my husband's lunch, and he loved it. It was good!
    I like the jars a lot, thinking of getting them, where did you get your red lids from??

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  • Shaq

    Substituted the turkey for roast chicken, added mushrooms, got points from the wife for making lunch,, and it turned out great

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    […] Cobb Salad. Salads are always a healthy choice, especially Cobb salads that are fully loaded with delicious and nutritious vegetables and eggs! This Cobb salad from Weelicious is pure genius. Your kids will have a blast layering the ingredients in the jar and they’re great for dinner or for lunches on the go. […]

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    […] Cobb Salad. Salads are always a healthy choice, especially Cobb salads that are fully loaded with delicious and nutritious vegetables and eggs! This Cobb salad from Weelicious is pure genius. Your kids will have a blast layering the ingredients in the jar and they’re great for dinner or for lunches on the go. […]

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  • Maribel

    Hi, what is the nutritional info for this salad? Thank young!

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  • Tanya Glover

    I love the great ideas for kids

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  • Johanna

    I don't have kids at home anymore but my husband and I will love the simplicity of this and we can just eat it sitting out on the patio.

    Johanna

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  • David Mackir

    Tried Cobb salad to lunch work. Out of this world

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  • Felix Kat

    You can make several of these with dressing in the jar by layering this way: Dressing -> tomatoes -> egg -> avocado -> cheese -> lettuce. Pack them as full as possible. The less room you have, the longer the freshness lasts. I make salads in a jar on Sunday and eat them all week long. They are just as fresh on day five as they are day one.

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    • McCord

      Great tips! Thanks!

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