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spinach pasta salad in a jar

Spinach Pasta Salad

This Spinach Pasta Salad in Jar is layered with whole grain pasta, fresh mozzarella, tender baby spinach, and a delicious tangy balsamic vinaigrette. Make this spinach salad with pasta on Sunday to enjoy all week for a healthy lunch!
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Course: Lunch, lunch recipe
Cuisine: American
Keyword: spinach pasta salad, spinach pasta salad recipe, spinach salad with pasta
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 382kcal


  • Large pot
  • Strainer
  • 5 32-ounce mason jars
  • 5 mason jar lids


  • 2 cups dry whole grain fusilli pasta
  • 10 tablespoons Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • 1 quart grape tomatoes kept whole or halved
  • 10 ounces fresh mozzarella cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 10 cups baby spinach


  • Start by making the pasta. Bring salted water to a boil, add the pasta, and cook according to package directions until al dente. Set the cooked pasta aside to cool before putting the rest of the salad together.
  • While waiting for the pasta to cool, prepare the homemade balsamic dressing.
  • Put together the mason jar salads. Pour the dressing into each mason jar and then layer in the tomatoes, mozzarella, pasta, and spinach.
  • Place the lid tightly on the jars. Store the spinach pasta salad jars in the refrigerator.
  • Shake the salad and pour it into a large bowl when you're ready to eat.


Storage tips
After putting the mason jar salads together, store them in the refrigerator for up to five days.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 22g | Fiber: 6g