Caprese Salad in a Mason Jar

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Lunches & Dinners, Main Courses, Sides
Caprese Salad

Staying on track with your healthy diet can be as simple as meal prepping a few delicious dishes such as this Caprese Salad in a Mason Jar. Packed with vitamins, nutrients and just a few simple ingredients, this Mason Jar Salad is certain to become a menu regular for you and the family.

In a quart-sized mason jar, start layering ingredients starting with the balsamic dressing. Gently continue layering by placing tomatoes, followed by mozzarella, pasta and finally basil leaves. Pop this refreshing salad in the fridge to grab for lunch on your way out the door the next morning or enjoy this Caprese Salad right away. Whatever the occasion may be, this hearty and healthy meal is sure to fill you up without filling you out.

On your Nutrisystem meal plan, this fresh salad counts as just one PowerFuel, one SmartCarb and two Vegetables, and clocks in at just 241 calories. Filled with all of the right ingredients, it’s still important to log your Caprese Salad in the NuMi app to ensure you are staying on track wtih your weight loss goals. Consistently keeping track of your daily intake can increase weight loss results. Check out 12 Reasons Downloading the NuMi App Will Help You Lose Weight to learn about the countless benefits of using our NuMi app. 

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Servings: 1

Calories per Serving: 241

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 PowerFuel, 1 SmartCarb and 2 Vegetables


  • 2 Tbsp. light balsamic vinaigrette
  • ¾ cup heirloom cherry tomatoes
  • 1 oz. (~3) mini mozzarella balls, halved
  • ½ cup cooked whole wheat pasta (i.e. farfalle, macaroni, rotini)
  • 1 cup spinach leaves
  • Handful basil leaves


  1. In a quart-sized mason jar, layer vegetables starting with dressing, then tomatoes, mozzarella, pasta, spinach and finally basil.
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