Lean and Green Entree | Cheeseburger Mason Jar Salad

This is such a quick throw together recipe for you to have prepped for the week for lunches or quick dinners on the go to keep you on plan. And who doesn’t love a cute mason jar to keep it in?

Lean and Green Entree | Cheeseburger Mason Jar Salad

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced cucumber
  • 4 quart sized mason jars
  • 1 1/4 lb 90% lean ground beef
  • 6 tbsp lemon juice
  • 8 cups chopped leaf lettuce
  • 4 oz reduced fat, shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 tsp salt, divided
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1 cup diced fresh tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard


  • Heat up a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Spray pan with non-stick spray. Add ground beef and brown all sides, breaking up any clumps; season with salt and pepper. Drain and allow to cool.
  • Bring vinegar, water, and a pinch of salt to a boil. Pour liquid over cucumbers and set aside to make pickles. Drain the juice when ready to serve.
  • Whisk together the mustard and lemon juice to make a vinaigrette.
  • For 1 portion, fill a quart-sized mason jar with 1½ tablespoons of lemon mustard vinaigrette, ¼ cup of tomatoes, 4 ounces cooked ground beef, 2 tablespoons of pickles, 2 cups lettuce, 1 ounce of shredded cheese, and ¼ of the scallions.


Note: Substitute a low-carbohydrate vegetarian option, such as 1¼ lbs. (total) Impossible Burger, for the ground beef.
Keyword Gluten Free, Keto

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