Green caprese salad

    10 min

    Based on the popular Italian caprese salad, this perfect summer salad includes fresh spinach as well as the usual tomatoes and mozzarella cheese.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 85g baby spinach leaves
    • 1 large tomato, sliced 2cm thick
    • 1 ball of fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
    • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

    Prep:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. Spread spinach out on a serving plate. Place slices of tomato on the bed of spinach. Top each slice of tomato with a slice of mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle basil over the salad and drizzle with balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

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    Nice spin on the traditional "Insalata Caprese". Tomato and basil are a classic combination and when paired with fresh mozzarella you have something so simple and so delicious you could make a meal out of this all by itself! The addition of the spinach is not only delicious, but is good for you too! I like to add a bit of sea salt along with fresh cracked black pepper. I NEVER refridgerate this and if you want to add a little pizzaz add some thin sliced red onion or spinkle with a bit of red pepper flakes- perfect served with Italian bread and a nice wine!  -  24 Jan 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This salad was delicious. Just as a Caprese salad should be. I have made this a few times and find that using balsamic glaze instead of vinegar will take the bite off the dressing. It is much sweeter so it changes the taste of the salad, but it has a more rounded and mellow flavor.  -  16 Aug 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    good basic recipe to start with. I kicked it up a notch by adding thinly sliced red onion, used cherry tomatoes, some slivered almonds(the kind thats used for salad toppings)and slices of roasted chicken with the spinach. I didn't have mozzarella so used feta. I also added garlic, basil,oregano, salt & pepper and about a ts of sugar to my dressing. It was fantastic. My daughter threw in some honey roasted macadamia nuts in her salad (instead of almonds)and it was even better.  -  26 Nov 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)