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Spiralized Zucchini Caprese Salad in a Jar

This Spiralized Zucchini Caprese Salad in a Jar is a healthy, on-the-go twist to a Mediterranean favorite, complete with fresh pesto and mozzarella.

Spiralized Zucchini Caprese Salad in a Jar

As a foodie/food blogger/person who eats food, one of my first concerns about going back to school was what food I’d have time to eat. I’m looking at 12 hour days and a wallet that’s less than excited to open up for daily trips to the university cafeteria. So I’ve started experimenting with on-the-go type meals that I can scarf down on the train or between classes. Enter, this Spiralized Zucchini Caprese Salad in a Jar.

I guess salad in a jar was a huge trend in 2012. But this was back when I was a sophomore in college, well-acquainted with the all-you-can-eat cafeteria buffets (and the freshman 15), and had no need for frugal, efficient lunches.

But now I’ve left the nest and I’m off my parents’ phone plan and my sole income is as a food blogger, so I’m not as quick to eat out anymore. So even if I’m a bit behind on the times when it comes to portable salads, this salad in a jar is my solution to busy, broke master’s student days!

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Spiralized Zucchini Caprese Salad in a Jar
Spiralized Zucchini Caprese Salad in a Jar

Spiralized Zucchini Caprese Salad in a Jar

This Spiralized Zucchini Caprese Salad in a Jar is a healthy, on-the-go twist to a Mediterranean favorite!
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Course: Main Dishes, Salads, Side Dishes
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: caprese salad, jar salad, salad in a jar, zucchini noodle salad
Diet: Gluten-Free, Raw, Vegetarian
Time: 15 minutes or less, 30 minutes or less, 45 minutes or less
Prep: 10 mins
Total: 10 mins
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 456kcal
Author: Sarah Bond
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  • 2 Tbsp pesto
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 zucchini spiralized
  • 16 bocconcini mini mozzarella balls, halved
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 10 cherry tomatoes halved
  • Pinch each of salt and pepper


  • Combine pesto and olive oil, then distribute evenly into 2 mason jars.
  • Layer in the spiralized zucchini, bocconcini, basil, and tomatoes, pressing it all down slightly with a spoon to ensure it all fits.
  • Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper then seal close with a lid.
  • Store in the fridge until ready to eat!


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 456kcal | Carbohydrates: 24.7g | Protein: 18.4g | Fat: 31.3g | Sodium: 719mg | Fiber: 6.4g
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  1. briggs clan says:

    Hi Sarah
    We have an exchange student from Spain and a big party this weekend! Can you recommend a main fish and dessert Marissa and I can Make?
    We are already doing pineapple salsa and corn salad!
    love you
    Auntie Linda

    1. Sarah says:

      Hi Linda! Oh how exciting!! I’m afraid I wouldn’t be much help in the fish department as I’m allergic and have never tried it! If you’re going for a Spanish theme arroz con leche could be fun and easy, or this sopapilla cheesecake pie 🙂 Have fun!! xoxox

  2. Girl of Green Gables says:

    I, for some reason, am not a fan of super leafy salads, so this zucchini noodle base will do just the trick! (I know it’s weird– I just am always hungry an hour or two after eating a salad)…

    1. Sarah says:

      I totally understand that, I’m the same way! The zucchini noodles are seriously SO filling.