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Have you tried making mason jar salads?! Give this taco salad in a jar a try and you’ll be hooked! This easy to make and prep salad is the perfect Weight Watchers lunch recipe. This recipe contains links to products we use. If you buy through the link we earn a commission. 

Have you tried making mason jar salads?! Give this taco salad in a jar a try and you'll be hooked! This easy to make and prep salad is the perfect Weight Watchers lunch recipe. 

Is this a mason jar salad? 

Yes! It’s a type of mason jar salad and a great choice for making meal prep salads. You can, however, put this taco salad in any kind of jar that you like! These plastic mason jars with lids are fabulous if you are taking your taco salad on the go. 

Is this a healthy taco salad recipe? 

Of course it is! With just a few healthy ingredients you can really enjoy these mason jar salads without any guilt. If you are really trying to be healthy you can alter the ingredients really easily…just don’t add in the things like cheese and tortilla chips if you want a more healthy taco salad recipe. 

Is there a taco salad dressing to go with these salads? 

I don’t normally use a taco salad dressing. To me the salsa and maybe a little sour cream do a good job of adding “dressing” to this salad recipe but you can certainly use a taco salad dressing if you like. Ranch dressing would go really good with these taco salads or you can make a dressing with some salsa! 

Do you have Weight Watchers info for this Taco Salad in a Jar? 

I sure do! Each jar has 5 Weight Watchers Freestyle points with chips on Purple and Blue or 6 points on Green. Without chips, it’s 3 WW points on blue and purple or 5 points on green.

This is a great low points salad for the week. If you make a batch of these you’ll have a great lunch choice each day without any extra work! 

Have you tried making mason jar salads?! Give this taco salad in a jar a try and you'll be hooked! This easy to make and prep salad is the perfect Weight Watchers lunch recipe. 

How much does this salad in a jar recipe make?  

This recipe will make about 4 salads. If you double the recipe you’ll have extras but I prefer to make 4 at a time. If you are making more than one type of salad you can always cut the recipe in half as well!  I usually make a whole batch of these salads in a jar for the week ahead of time.

That means that I can just dump them out into a bowl or eat them from the jar on my really busy days on the go. My husband also likes to take them to work so he can just grab one in the morning or take them to work and keep them in the fridge there for a healthy lunch option. 

How do I assemble these delicious taco salads in a jar? What are the taco salad ingredients? 

You can find everything you need to know about building these salads in a jar as well as the taco salad ingredients right here: 

  • Combine ground turkey and one can tomatoes with diced chilies in a skillet.
  • Cook until browned, then add one package taco seasoning.
  • Cook according to package directions. Set aside to allow to cool.
  • Heat refried beans according to package instructions. Set aside to cool.
  • Fill each jar with one cup shredded lettuce.
  • Top lettuce with tomatoes.
  • Top tomatoes with 2 tablespoons shredded cheese.
  • Top cheese with ¼ cup ground meat mixture.
  • Top ground beef with ¼ cup refried beans.
  • Spoon one tablespoon sour cream on top of each jar.
  • Garnish with 5 crushed tortilla chips (optional).
Have you tried making mason jar salads?! Give this taco salad in a jar a try and you'll be hooked! This easy to make and prep salad is the perfect Weight Watchers lunch recipe. 

Do you have any other delicious salad recipes I can try? 

Have you tried making mason jar salads?! Give this taco salad in a jar a try and you'll be hooked! This easy to make and prep salad is the perfect Weight Watchers lunch recipe. 

Printable Taco Salad in a Jar Recipe: 

Yield: 4 Salads

Taco Salad in a Jar

Have you tried making mason jar salads?! Give this taco salad in a jar a try and you'll be hooked! This easy to make and prep salad is the perfect Weight Watchers lunch recipe. 

Have you tried making mason jar salads?! Give this taco salad in a jar a try and you'll be hooked! This easy to make and prep salad is the perfect Weight Watchers lunch recipe. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Lettuce, shredded
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 8 tablespoons shredded Mexican blend cheese, reduced fat
  • 1/2 pound 93/7 Ground Turkey cooked with
  • package of taco seasoning
  • 10 oz Can of tomatoes with diced chilies (Rotel is great)
  • 1 cup refried beans, fat free
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream, fat free
  • 20 tortilla chips, optional

Instructions

  1. Cook ground turkey with one package taco seasoning. and cook as directed on package.
  2. Add one can tomatoes with diced chilies to the skillet, stir well.
  3. Set aside to allow to cool.
  4. Heat refried beans according to package instructions. Set aside to cool.
  5. Fill each jar with one cup of shredded lettuce.
  6. Top lettuce with tomatoes.
  7. Top tomatoes with 2 tablespoons shredded cheese.
  8. Top cheese with ¼ cup ground beef mixture.
  9. Top ground beef with ¼ cup refried beans.
  10. Spoon one tablespoon sour cream on top of each jar.
  11. Garnish with 5 crushed tortilla chips (optional).

Notes

Yield: 4 Jars Each jar has 5 Weight Watchers Freestyle points with chips on Purple and Blue or 6 points on Green. Without chips it's 3 WW points on blue and purple or 5 points son green.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

Salad

Amount Per Serving Calories 357Saturated Fat 9gCholesterol 70mgSodium 669mgCarbohydrates 20gFiber 4gSugar 4gProtein 23g
Have you tried making mason jar salads?! Give this taco salad in a jar a try and you'll be hooked! This easy to make and prep salad is the perfect Weight Watchers lunch recipe. 

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Camp

Tuesday 9th of February 2021

How do you keep the lettuce from getting...

In other words, would the lettuce be better off on top if I'm doing a meal prep for the week?

Michele Brosius

Tuesday 9th of February 2021

If you are meal prepping these jars, I would definitely put the lettuce on top. Thanks!

Tara

Sunday 17th of May 2020

How do you heat it up? Or do you just eat the meat cold?

Michele Brosius

Tuesday 9th of February 2021

We just eat it cold. Thanks

Jayne

Monday 29th of July 2019

Could I replace the retried beans with black beans? Will that change the points?

Michele Brosius

Tuesday 30th of July 2019

Black beans are zero points. Most fat-free refried beans are also zero points so it should remain the same. Thanks!

Carol

Saturday 27th of July 2019

What size jar do you recommend?

Michele Brosius

Sunday 28th of July 2019

We use a pint size jar. Thanks!

Keisha

Thursday 16th of May 2019

Guacamole salsa would be the perfect dressing! It’s 2pts per 2 TBSP.

Michele Brosius

Wednesday 22nd of May 2019

Great idea! thanks!