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Layered Quinoa Bean Salad in a Jar

A protein-packed combo of beans and quinoa is layered with fresh veggies and a tangy vinaigrette to make a filling weekday lunch.

Course Satisfying Salads
Cuisine vegan, vegetarian
Keyword vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 salad
Author Ana Stanciu


For the dressing:

  • Juice from 1/2 small lemon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • A pinch of sea salt

For the salad:

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup cooked beans any kind you like
  • 4-5 cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 handful fresh greens

For assembling:

  • 1 large lidded mason jar


  1. Whisk together the dressing ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Pour the dressing into the jar. Layer in the beans, quinoa, tomato halves, then greens and seal the jar.
  3. Shake well before eating.

Recipe Notes

You can make these quinoa bean salad jars in advance and they'll last in the fridge for 3-4 days.