Powerhouse Jar Salad


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Layer homemade vinaigrette, quinoa, fresh veggies, and leafy greens into a jar for a salad you can take anywhere—and enjoy anytime.

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Serves 4
Lemon Vinaigrette
¼ c. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. Hy-Vee honey
½ tsp. Hy-Vee Dijon mustard
1 clove(s) garlic, minced
½ tsp. Hy-Vee salt
¼ tsp. Hy-Vee ground black pepper
⅓ c. Gustare Vita olive oil
Powerhouse Jar Salad
1 c. Hy-Vee tri-color quinoa, dry
2 c. water
1 tsp. Hy-Vee ground cumin
½ tsp. Hy-Vee salt
½ tsp. Hy-Vee garlic powder
½ tsp. Hy-Vee chili powder
1 (10-oz.) pkg. Hy-Vee fresh super sweet corn
1 (15-oz.) can Hy-Vee no salt added black beans, rinsed and drained
1 Hy-Vee Homegrown green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 ⅓ c. Hy-Vee Homegrown cherry tomatoes, halved
1 (5-oz.) container Full Circle Market organic 50/50 salad blend
¼ c. fresh cilantro, chopped
2 green onions, sliced

Things To Grab

  • Whisk
  • Small bowl
  • Medium saucepan
  • 4 (1-quart each) canning jars


  1. Make Lemon Vinaigrette: Whisk together lemon juice, honey, Dijon mustard, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Slowly whisk in olive oil until smooth and slightly thickened. Cover and set aside.

  2. Rinse quinoa under cold water until water runs clear; set aside. Bring water, cumin, 1/2 teaspoon salt, garlic powder, and chili powder to a boil in medium saucepan. Stir in rinsed quinoa. Cover and cook over low heat for 12 to 15 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes; uncover and cool.

  3. Steam corn in microwave according to package directions; cool. Pour Lemon Vinaigrette into 4 (1-quart each) canning jars. Layer with black beans, quinoa mixture, green bell pepper, corn, cherry tomatoes, and salad blend to jars; slightly press down to compact layers.

  4. Top with cilantro and green onions. Place lids on jars. Refrigerate in jars for up to 3 days.

Nutrition facts


530 Calories per serving
3-1/2 cups

Amounts Per Serving

  • Total Fat: 22g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 620mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 67g
  • Protein: 16g

Daily Values

Iron 30%
Calcium 8%
Vitamin D 0%
Potassium 20%

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Hy-Vee Seasons August 2022