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Spinach Caprese Salad

This easy spinach caprese salad is perfect for summer! With juicy heirloom tomatoes, fragrant basil, creamy mozzarella and peppery olive oil, this beautiful caprese salad with spinach takes just minutes to make.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Lunch, lunchbox, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people
Calories 268 kcal


  • 800g (28oz) tomatoes
  • 200g (7oz) mozzarella
  • ½ bunch fresh basil a handful
  • 80g (2.8oz) baby spinach a couple of handfuls
  • tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • cracked black pepper to taste, optional
  • Balsamic vinegar/ Balsamic glaze to serve, optional


  • Slice the tomatoes in to thin slices.
  • Slice or tear the mozzarella into bite size pieces.
  • Lay the spinach on an even layer over your serving platter.
  • Top with the sliced tomatoes.
  • Sprinkle over torn/sliced mozzarella.
  • Sprinkle over basil leaves, drizzle over olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt.
  • Sprinkle with cracked black pepper and drizzle with balsamic glaze, if using.
  • Eat straight away.


Baby spinach - more tender and sweeter than mature spinach leaves.
Tomatoes - Here I have used heirloom tomatoes, but you can use any ripe red tomatoes such as Truss tomatoes or vine tomatoes. You can also use roma tomatoes or cherry tomatoes and quarter or halve instead of slicing them. Use in season tomatoes for best flavour, and leave them at room temperature before serving, as this also brings out their sweet taste.
Mozzarella - I like to use a ball of fresh mozzarella and tear it into pieces, but you can use mozzarella pearls or bocconcini if you prefer.
Fresh basil - fresh basil is an important ingredient in this summer salad. Don't substitute with dried basil.
Olive oil - Use the best quality olive oil that you can. I like to use extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) in this salad, as it is the only 'dressing' ingredient.
Salt - sea salt or kosher salt. Add a reasonable amount of sea salt or kosher salt - this brings out the delicious flavours of the salad.


Calories: 268kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 13gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 630mgPotassium: 627mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 3932IUVitamin C: 33mgCalcium: 294mgIron: 1mg
Keyword caprese salad, heirloom tomatoes, spinach salad


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