Caprese Spinach Salad

Classic caprese salad served on a bed of spinach!

Caprese Spinach Salad

Saturday May 14, 2022

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Caprese Spinach Salad

Caprese Spinach Salad

Classic caprese salad served on a bed of spinach!

Saturday May 14, 2022

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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!

the platter of caprese spinach salad with a missing spoonful

Reasons to love this recipe:

  • it is super quick to make, all you need to 5 minutes
  • it is super easy, all you need is a plate or large bowl
  • it only needs 6 main ingredients (plus salt and pepper!)
  • it tastes like summer, AKA amazing!

What are the ingredients in spinach caprese salad?

There are just a handful of ingredients needed to make this tasty summer salad:

top down view of ingredients needed for caprese spinach 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

How to make Spinach Caprese Salad?

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

a large plate with spinach
a large plate with spinach tomatoes and boccicini
a large plate with spinach tomatoes and boccicini topped with balsamic glaze and olive oil
a large plate with spinach tomatoes and boccicini topped with balsamic glaze and olive oil basil and salt and pepper

Storage tips:

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!

a close up of a tomato in the caprese spinach salad

Caprese Spinach Salad

Caprese Spinach Salad

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By: Natalie Kollee
Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 0 Minutes
Total Time: 5 Minutes
Cuisine: Italian, American

Ingredients

  • 6 cups baby spinach
  • 5 cocktail tomatoes, sliced (or about 1 cup sliced tomatoes)
  • 1 cup baby bocconcini, drained
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic glaze
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • handful fresh basil
  • salt and pepper to taste (optional)

Directions

caprese salad before balsamic glaze

1. Prepare the salad

Ddd the spinach to a large platter or bowl and top with tomatoes and bocconcini

caprese salad with spinach

2. add the dressing

Drizzle with balsamic glaze and olive oil, then sprinkle on the basil leaves, salt and pepper


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