Herb Marinated Bean Salad Jars

Prep time

20 Min(s)

Total time

24 Hr


8 servings

These marinated bean jar salads are easy to assemble and are full of tasty ingredients like beans, quinoa, feta cheese and greens. Marinate them overnight and lunch is ready to go the next day! Jar salads also make a beautiful presentation for your next brunch or outdoor gathering.


1 shallot, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 Tablespoons parsley, chopped
2 Tablespoons dill, chopped
2 Tablespoons basil, chopped
1/2 teaspoon pink salt
2 (15.5 ounce) cans Michigan White Beans, rinsed and drained, or 3 cups of cooked dried beans
1/2 to 1 teaspoon Calabrian chili paste
1 teaspoon lemon zest

Cooking Instructions

  1. Combine all bean salad ingredients in a bowl, mix well.
  2. Layer the bean salad evenly in the bottom of 8 jars. Top evenly with quinoa, feta cheese, sunflower seeds, and arugula or spinach. Place jars in the refrigerator for 24 hours to let bean salad flavors meld.
  3. To serve, let jars stand out at room temperature for 30 minutes for the bean salad to soften. Pour the contents of the jars out onto a bowl, toss well to combine.

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