Here’s a cost effective and nifty add-on to your Mason jar Salads and a few recipes! Featuring the reCAP POUR and FLIP Mason jar lids.

The Dole Cup Hack

Snag an empty Dole Cup and repurpose it as a salad dressing container! A Dole Cup fits perfectly in a wide mouth Mason jar. Use it to keep your dry and wet foods separate or visa versa. Aside from containing salad dressing, you can fill it with a variety of toppings such as nuts, fruits, cheeses, and sauces. Cap it off with a reCAP FLIP or POUR for a low profile, no-spill solution. Check out our Dole Cup hack in action:

The salad to the right was created by reCAP super fan, Karen Mele! 

The salad to the right was created by reCAP super fan, Karen Mele! 

Fiesta Chicken Salad: A fiesta in a Mason jar!

Featuring reCAP Mason jar lids and the Dole Cup hack

Tired of your standard salad for lunch? Take a tasty fiesta to-go in a Mason jar!

One of the keys to maintaining a healthy salad regime is to keep it interesting. Change up your salad ingredients, flavors, and textures to add some variety.  With plenty of fresh veggies, crunchy add-ons, and lean protein, this Fiesta Chicken Salad is tasty, filling, and loaded with protein! Prep a few ahead of time to keep in your refrigerator for the busy week ahead.

Chicken Fiesta Salads

Fills 4 Pint-sized Mason jars


1 cup of your favorite salsa

4 cups chopped romaine lettuce

12 ounces cooked, diced Southwestern-seasoned chicken

1 cup black beans (from a 15-ounce can), drained and rinsed

1 cup corn (can use fresh, frozen, or canned & drained)

1 cup halved grape (or cherry) tomatoes

1 cup (4 ounces) Fine shredded Mexican Cheese

4 (16 ounce/pint-size) Mason jars

4 Dole Cups or 1 Dole Cup and an extra Mason jar with reCAP POUR

Optional: A few handfuls of crushed tortilla chips


1. Cook your taco seasoned chicken before hand, or buy pre-made Mexican chicken in the frozen foods section of your grocery store.

2. Add ingredients to your Mason jars, layering in the following order: chicken, black beans, corn, cheese, tomatoes and lettuce. Add some crushed tortilla chips on top of the lettuce. Be sure to leave a little extra space at the top for your Dole Cup.

3. Pour Salsa into Dole Cups, or store extra salsa in a Mason jar capped with a reCAP POUR.

4. Rest the Dole Cup on top of the lettuce.

5. Cap off your Mason jar salad creation with a reCAP Mason jar lid to take it TO-GO!

Have a great week,