Taco Salad in a Jar | Mason Jar Salad Recipe

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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.  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! 

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 4 Weight Watchers Freestyle points with chips or 2 Weight Watchers Freestyle points without chips. 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 beef 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 beef 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

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. 

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 cup 90/10 ground beef, cooked with taco seasoning and tomatoes with diced chilies
  • 1 cup refried beans, fat free
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream, fat free
  • 20 tortilla chips, optional

Instructions

  1. Combine ground beef 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.
  2. Heat refried beans according to package instructions. Set aside to cool.
  3. Fill each jar with one cup shredded lettuce.
  4. Top lettuce with tomatoes.
  5. Top tomatoes with 2 tablespoons shredded cheese.
  6. Top cheese with ¼ cup ground beef mixture.
  7. Top ground beef with ¼ cup refried beans.
  8. Spoon one tablespoon sour cream on top of each jar.
  9. Garnish with 5 crushed tortilla chips (optional).

Notes

Yield: 4 Jars Each jar has 4 Weight Watchers Freestyle points with chips or 2 Weight Watchers Freestyle points without chips.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

Salad

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 357 Saturated Fat: 9g Cholesterol: 70mg Sodium: 669mg Carbohydrates: 20g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 4g Protein: 23g
As with any of our recipes, carb counts, calorie counts, WW points and nutritional information varies greatly. As a result, your nutritional content depends on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish. The auto-calculation is just an automated estimate and should NOT be used for specific dietary needs.

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. 

Meagen is a newlywed, animal lover, book enthusiast, who loves to write and create DIY projects in her spare time. She lives in Central Pennsylvania with her husband Dustin, their two dogs, and a massive variety of other small animals. You could on any given day catch her singing off key to random radio tunes or reorganizing her bookshelves by spine color.

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14 Comments

  • Reply
    Geraldine Smith Beavers
    February 4, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    Looks delicious

  • Reply
    Linda
    April 7, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    Great

  • Reply
    Brenda Deckard
    April 7, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    I would think that you would need to reheat the taco meat.

    • Reply
      Michele Brosius
      April 8, 2019 at 3:56 pm

      It’s all personal preference. If you use good lean meat you can decide. We always eat them cold.

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        Pamela
        May 2, 2019 at 10:38 pm

        Would ground turkey work?

        • Reply
          Michele Brosius
          May 2, 2019 at 11:08 pm

          Certainly. Any ground meat you prefer will be just fine. Thank you!

  • Reply
    Sandie
    May 2, 2019 at 10:15 am

    These look delicious. What size mason jar are you using?

  • Reply
    Keisha
    May 16, 2019 at 9:20 pm

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

  • Reply
    Carol
    July 27, 2019 at 12:55 pm

    What size jar do you recommend?

  • Reply
    Jayne
    July 29, 2019 at 11:47 am

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

    • Reply
      Michele Brosius
      July 30, 2019 at 3:37 pm

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

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