This Mason Jar Salad with Mango is the perfect meal prep option to take advantage of all the fresh summer produce. Featuring layers of sweet mango, crisp veggies, and a bright olive oil dressing, it’s bursting with flavors and textures for a healthy meal you’ll look forward to eating! 


If you’re looking for more ways to enjoy mango, try out our mango salad with lentils and this air fried tilapia with mango salsa, too!

Make these salads ahead of time for quick and easy meals to enjoy throughout the week.

Reasons This Recipe Will Have You Buying More Mango

There’s nothing better than all the fresh produce available when the weather turns warm! From juicy fruits and crisp veggies, we can’t get enough, and we’re always looking for ways to pack more into our meals. 

And what better way to do that than with a vibrant salad recipe? Our newest creation, this mason jar salad with mango might be our favorite yet! 

Not only is it super pretty, but it’s also: 

  • Absolutely bursting with flavor and nutrients
  • Naturally gluten-free, nut-free, vegetarian, and dairy-free-friendly
  • Great to prepare ahead of time for easy meals throughout the week. 
  • Super quick and easy to make to get you in and out of the kitchen fast. 
This mason jar salad with mango recipe will stay fresh in the fridge for up to five days!

What Goes Well With Mango? The Ingredients You’ll Need 

While we enjoy snacking on mango all on its own, it turns out its sweet flavor and juicy texture pair well with a wide variety of ingredients. As a result, there are countless ways to prepare a salad with mango. 

Here’s everything we used: 

For the Dressing

  • Olive Oil – This forms the base of the dressing, providing healthy fats and a bold, peppery taste. 
  • Lemon Juice – Lemon juice helps enhance the flavor of the mango and brightens the savory seasonings. For the best results, we highly recommend using freshly squeezed juice instead of bottled varieties. 
  • Seasonings – A simple blend of dried oregano, salt, and pepper helps provide warmth and depth to the flavor. 

For the Salad

  • Feta – The creamy consistency and sharp, tangy flavor provides a nice contrast to the crispness of the veggies and the sweetness of the mango. 
  • Olives – Use Manzanilla green olives, Kalamata olives, or a mixture of both. 
  • Lentils – Make sure your lentils are cooked until tender, drained, and cooled completely. Otherwise, they could cause your produce to become a bit soggy. 
  • Tomatoes – Sweet, tarty, and tangy, tomatoes are a great way to add color and texture. Keep reading to learn how to dice tomatoes with ease! 
  • Cucumber – We recommend using English cucumbers as they have a thin skin and a sweet flavor, but any variety you like best can be used. 
  • Mango – You can’t have a salad with mango without the mango! For the best results, look for mangoes that have a pleasant smell and are firm yet give just slightly when squeezed.  
  • Mixed Greens – Any type of greens like spring mix, spinach, lettuce, or kale can be used. 

Optional Mix-Ins

Honestly, there’s not much you can’t include in this mason jar salad with mango. Feel free to mix and match whatever you have on hand. 

For instance, some of our favorite extra options include: 

  • Protein such as chicken kofta, beef kofta, or shrimp. 
  • Extra veggies like sliced bell peppers, mushrooms, and onions. 
  • More fruit including pomegranate seeds, peaches, berries, and avocado. 
  • Toppings such as chopped peanuts or cashews, sesame seeds, wonton strips, and croutons. 
Overhead image of a bowl full of a mason jar salad with mango with a fork on top.
To serve, invert a jar onto a plate, and enjoy.

How to Layer a Salad with Mango For the Best Flavor 

When it comes to making a mason jar salad that holds up, it’s all about layering! Follow the steps below, and you won’t have any issues. 

  1. Prepare the Dressing. Divide all of the salad dressing ingredients into thirds, and add them to the bottom of a mason jar. Whisk to combine. 
  2. Layer the Salad. Next, divide the salad ingredients into thirds, and layer them on top of the dressing in the jars. 
  3. Store. Place the lid on top, and store your salads in the fridge. 
  4. Serve. To enjoy, invert a jar onto a plate, shake out all the ingredients, and dig in! 

Tips and Tricks for the Best Results

  • Layer Properly. For the best results and to prevent your salads from becoming soggy, you’ll want to start with the wet ingredients. Then, layer the ingredients in order of the heaviest items, ending with the greens. 
  • Add the Feta First. We like to add the feta first so it absorbs the dressing, soaking up lots of flavor! 
  • Don’t Overcrowd. Your jars will be full, but they shouldn’t be cramped. Otherwise, your fruit and veggies could become crushed and soggy. 

Common Questions About This Mason Jar Salad with Mango 

How long does this recipe last? 

Stored in airtight containers, this mason jar salad with mango will stay fresh in the fridge for up to 5 days. 

Are lentils gluten-free? 

Yes! Lentils are naturally gluten-free, making them a great option for those with Celiac disease or who are following a gluten-free diet. 

Can I use frozen mango? 

If you can, we highly recommend using fresh mango as it will have the best flavor and texture. However, if needed, frozen mango can be substituted. Just be sure to let it thaw and drain any excess moisture first! 

More Meal Prep Salad Recipes

If you enjoyed this mason jar salad with mango, you won’t want to miss out on more of our meal prep salad recipes below! 

Mason Jar Salad with Mango Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 3 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Make this mason jar salad with mango for a sweet, refreshing meal prep recipe you’ll look forward to eating all week long!

Ingredients  

For the Dressing:

  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 3 teaspoons dried oregano
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste

For the Salad:

  • 3/4 cup feta cheese
  • 3/4 cup Manzanilla green olives or Kalamata olives whole or sliced
  • 1 1/2 cup cooked lentils
  • 1 1/2 cup tomatoes diced
  • 1/2 cup cucumber chopped
  • 1 cup mango chopped
  • 3 cups mixed greens or greens of choice

Instructions 

  • Divide the salad dressing ingredients evenly among 3 mason jars. Whisk until smooth.
  • Layer ⅓ of the feta, olive, lentils, tomatoes, cucumbers, mango, and mixed greens on top of the dressing in each jar.
  • Seal, and store in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • To serve, invert the ingredients onto a plate, and enjoy!

Notes

We add the feta first so it can marinate and soak up all the flavor of the dressing!

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 451kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 972mg | Potassium: 811mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 2020IU | Vitamin C: 48mg | Calcium: 276mg | Iron: 5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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