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Picnic Ready Mason Jar Salad recipes with sesame yogurt Dressing. Nourishing real food

Picnic Ready Mason Jar Salad with Sesame Yogurt Dressing {Vegetarian}

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  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x


Picnic ready vegetarian Mason Jar salad packed full of seasonal vegetables and tossed in natural sweetened sesame yogurt dressing! Healthy, portable, protein packed ya’ll!



Sesame Yogurt Dressing:

  • 4.4 ounce container of yogurt (siggi’s strawberry & rhubarb whole-milk yogurt). Or See notes for siggi’s plain yogurt option
  • 1/4 c olive oil
  • 1 to 2 bsp Lemon juice (if using plain yogurt, feel free to add a tbsp. more lemon juice)
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 to 2 tbsp Honey (If using plain yogurt you can adjust sweetness a bit more.)
  • 12 tbsp regular or toasted sesame seeds
  • Salt/Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • (You will have extra dressing for future salad recipes)

Mason Jar Salads – These are ingredients for two large jars:

  • 24 tbsp Sesame Yogurt Dressing (divided)
  • 1 cup mixed greens (salad)
  • 1 cup chopped Brussel sprouts (1 1/2 c whole)
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa (divided)
  • 24 orange slices cut 1 inch thick
  • 1 cup microgreen Sprouts
  • 1 summer squash (1/2 in each jar, spiralized or cut julienne)
  • 1/3 cup roasted chickpeas (You can use plain cooked or canned (drained) as well)
  • Cilantro to garnish.
  • Lemon or lime wedge for garnishing
  • Salt/pepper to taste


  1. For the sesame yogurt dressing, whisk all ingredients together in a bowl. You will have extra for future uses. Store in an air tight container until ready to use.

  1. For the mason jar salads, the ingredient listed are for two large mason jars. Simple layer half the amount into each jar. Starting with the yogurt dressing on the bottom, then quinoa, greens, orange, chickpeas, brussel sprouts, squash noodles, and herbs and sprouts on top. The edible flowers are just fun to add. Salt and pepper the salad half way through layering if desired.
  2. Then all you have to do is shake it a little, then pour the contents into bowl or plate for eating on the go!


If you are using siggi’s plain yogurt for the dressing, you can use 4-5 ounces of a container. Adjust lemon juice and olive oil to desired amount to make thicker or thinner..

Estimated Nutrition shown includes serving with 2 tbsp dressing

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: main, salads
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 273
  • Sugar: 9.3 g
  • Sodium: 35.7 mg
  • Fat: 4.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 48.6 g
  • Fiber: 9.8 g
  • Protein: 13.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg