Beef and Cheddar Mason Jar Salad


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Last week I made these beef and cheddar “no bread” roll ups and after first bite immediately decided these needed to be made into a mason jar salad. I absolutely LOVED the thousand island yogurt dressing. I am sure it would be delicious in any salad but I especially love it paired with roast beef. Super good.

I kept the ingredients simple with this salad. No point in complicating things. I started with the thousand island dressing then layered with tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions. I thought about using a red onion for a second but I really enjoyed the white onion in the roll ups so that is what I went with. Red onions can be strong and sometimes they hurt my stomach #oldpeopleproblems so I stayed with a white onion. Actually, I used a Spanish onion, which is a little sweeter.


For the cheese I decided to purchase single packs of a sharp cheddar cheese. I can go overboard with cheese so using cheese already portioned out helps me keep my cheese intake under control.


Then I used an organic thinly sliced roast beef I purchased at Wegmans. The quality of my meat is very important to me so I never mind spending a few extra bucks on it.

Lastly, I used a spinach/arugula mix for the lettuce layer. You can certainly use romaine but I have been using that a lot lately and wanted to switch things up. I love the taste of arugula no matter what salad I use it in. I love the pepperiness of it!

This salad is delicious and extremely filling. Each bite had the perfect amount of beef, cheese, and veggies. I really enjoy roast beef in my salad and plan to create more versions using it in the future. I am thinking one with a crumbled blue cheese and balsamic dressing. Mmmmmm. You can view my mason jar salad tutorial and recipe round up here.

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Beef and Cheddar Mason Jar Salad
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Serves: 5
  • 5 wide mouth glass mason jar quart size containers
  • 10 tablespoons thousand island yogurt dressing
  • 1 quart cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 5 baby cucumbers, sliced and halved
  • ½ spanish onion, diced
  • 5 single serving packets of cheddar cheese, chopped into cubes
  • ½ pound thinly sliced roast beef, chopped up
  • 3 cups spinach/arugula blend
  1. Divide and layer ingredients among the mason jars. Start with dressing then layer tomato, cucumbers, onion, cheese, roast beef, and ending with spinach/arugula. Place lid tightly on.
  2. When ready to eat give the jar a good shake and pour into a bowl.
Make ahead tips

These salads can be made up to 5 days ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 mason jar Calories: 288 Fat: 15 Carbohydrates: 18 WW Points +: 7 Fiber: 5 Protein: 22


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  1. Yum! I love beef and cheddar. Great idea!

  2. A mustard vinerarette is also nice.

  3. I missed where you get thousand island yogurt dressing.

    Love this site btw!

  4. I must try this salad! Great tip about the single serving cheese. I too go overboard. Love your site, thanks for all you do.


  1. […] Beef and Cheddar Mason Jar Salad – This salad jar is extremely simple to make. Starting with thousand island dressing then layered with tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions. The beef and cheddar cheese really give this salad a powerful flavor you’re bound to love. […]


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