Classic caprese salad served on a bed of spinach!
Saturday May 14, 2022
Balsamic Basil Bocconcini Olive Oil Pepper Salt Spinach Tomatoes
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I love the combination of tomato, mozzarella, and basil topped with balsamic glaze, but sometimes I find it to be a bit too much. Too much tomato, too much cheese (I know, this seems impossible). That is why I was so excited to make this salad, it has the classic caprese flavor but its broken up a bit by the spinach. It's just as quick and easy to make if you buy the pre-washed baby spinach in the tubs, and just as tasty!
There are just a handful of ingredients needed to make this tasty summer salad:
spinach - this is a given, use pre-washed baby spinach for maximum convenience
tomatoes - I sliced some cocktail tomatoes, but honestly and variety will do
mozzarella - I used baby bocconcini, again for convenience because they're already bite-sized, but you can use any kind of fresh mozzarella
balsamic glaze - save yourself the hassle and just use pre-made
olive oil - just a little to create a bit of a dressing for the salad
salt and pepper - optional but I love using fresh cracked
basil leaves - for the classic caprese salad flavor
This salad is my favorite type of salad to make: quick and easy
step one: place the spinach on a large platter (you can also use a bowl but I like the look of a large plate)
step two: arrange the tomatoes and mozzarella on top of the spinach
step three: drizzle the balsamic glaze and olive oil over top
step four: sprinkle basil leaves, salt and pepper and serve immediately
This salad is best served fresh, you can prep all the ingredients ahead of time and then just assemble right before serving to save time, but once the balsamic glaze and tomatoes touch the spinach the acids will cause it to start to wilt so it is best served within a few hours of assembly!
Ddd the spinach to a large platter or bowl and top with tomatoes and bocconcini
Drizzle with balsamic glaze and olive oil, then sprinkle on the basil leaves, salt and pepper