This Chicken Caesar Salad in a Jar Board is served on the big board with a fresh baguette, summer fruit, and cookies for a fun casual meal.

a round board with jars of salad, bread, strawberries, and a bowl of cherries

Friends, we love this creative Chicken Caesar Salad in a Jar Board idea to bring on a picnic, or to enjoy in your own backyard.

Chicken Caesar Salad in a Jar Board

We recently enjoyed this “salad” for Father’s Day and had a blast together. You can make these for a summer party, too!

a woman holding an epic board filled with food (salad, cherries, strawberries, bread)

Where to serve salads in a jar

There are so many ideas for a salad in a jar. You may have already snagged my Bowtie Italian Pasta Salad in Jars idea!

  • Picnic
  • River or lake party
  • Tailgating
  • Back deck party
  • Baby or wedding showers
  • Keep in fridge and grab for a weeknight meal
  • Take to a friend in need

a round board with jars of salad, baguette bread, strawberries, and a bowl of cherries in the middle

All you need is a board like this: Best Boards to Buy.

Grab ingredients for your favorite Chicken Caesar Salad recipe! Make the jars of salad.

And then bring some big bowls [Charcoal Element Salad Bowl Set Of 4] napkins, and forks. Easy!

Caesar Salads ingredients deconstructed

How to serve a Salad in a Jar:

  1. Set out chilled salads in jar
  2. Set out condiments (for this recipe, croutons and salad dressing)
  3. Everyone dumps their salad into a large bowl
  4. Set out forks and napkins

For this Salad in a Jar recipe, you can eat it right in the jar!

Jars of Caesar Salads

Here’s what you need to make this board:

  • 6 (24 oz) 3 cup mason jars
  • Caesar Salad (you can buy the big packs at Costco and add chicken, or make your own!)
  • Baguette (we bought at a local Sparrow Bakery + 1/4 cup butter
  • Cherries and strawberries
  • Costco chocolate chip cookies

a big board of food with cherries in the middle, with jars of salad, bread, and cookie

Here are a few tips:

I love this size jar. I found them for $1.99 at a gourmet grocery store in town, so I snagged 8 of them. They are 1 1/2 pint. Have you ever heard of this size? It’s the perfect salad size! I really think a quart is too big/too much.

Buy these jars here, or look for individual jars in your gourmet grocery store:

Ball 24 oz Jar, Wide mouth

Costco now sells their yummy chocolate chip cookies in a much smaller size. I always hated buying their big bakery cookies. At our parties, I’d find 1/2 eaten cookies around after the party, because they were too big. Now they have a pack of small perfect-sized cookies! YAY.

Assemble the jars ahead with salad (keep the croutons in a separate container).

a layered chicken caesar salad
Maybe you’re hosting for July 4th. Or maybe you’re heading to the water to paddle board or kayak or canoe. All I know is, it’s great to come home and have dinner waiting for you!

We served these jars with a local bakery baguette (Sparrow Bakery) and cookies! YUM!

Or, if you love an easy “one ingredient” recipe, try this one: Hervé This’ Chocolate Mousse.

a round board with jars of salad, bread, strawberries, and a bowl of cherries
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Chicken Caesar Salad in a Jar Board

Ingredients

  • 6 24 oz 3 cup mason jars
  • Caesar Salad, you can buy the big packs at Costco and add chicken, or make your own!
  • Baguette, we bought at a local Sparrow Bakery
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • Cherries and strawberries
  • Chocolate chip cookies
  • 2 cups Caesar salad dressing

Caesar Salad Recipe in each jar

  • 2 cups lettuce
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/2 cup chicken, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 4-6 croutons
  • Cracked pepper
  • 1 thin slice of lemon

Instructions

  • Layer the Caesar Salad Recipe into each jar. End with Parmesan cheese. Keep the croutons and lemon slices separate if serving later (than 12 hours). If serving right away, end layering the jars with croutons and a slice of lemon top. Place a lid on each jar and refrigerate until ready to serve. Optional to keep croutons and lemon slices separate in small bowls.
  • Place the dressingin a small dish. Place the butter in a small dish. Slice the baguette.
  • Fill a large bowl of fresh cherries and place in the middle of a prepared large board. Lay the bread around the outside of the cherry board.
  • When ready to serve, place the jars around the outside.
  • Fill in the open areas with fresh strawberries, cookies, and set down the butter and salad dressing on the board. Serve!
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woman holding a big wood board with salads in a jar, baguette bread, and a bowl of cherries

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