Taco Salad in a Jar Recipe!


  • 1 lb. 93% lean ground beef or 1 package of tofu
  • 3 tbsp. taco seasoning *see recipe* on for a DIY version
  • 1 head of lettuce
  • ¼ cup onion, diced
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • ½ cup of black olives, sliced
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 avocado
  • 6 oz. Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup canned corn, drained
  • 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup salsa


  1. Brown beef or tofu.
  2. Add taco seasoning and mix. Set pan aside and allow it to cool.
  3. If serving as a salad to eat immediately, place all ingredients in a large bowl.
  4. If your meal prepping this, add a layer of each topping to the Mason jar, adding the meat only once cooled completely. Use 4 large jars for this recipe.
  5. I suggest this order (putting in the jar first to last, or bottom to top): salsa, Greek yogurt, avocado, meat, onion, corn, black beans, tomatoes, olives, cheddar cheese, and lettuce.
  6. Shake when ready to serve to mix well.  Serve with corn or whole grain tortillas, or topped with tortilla chips!