Easy Spinach Caprese Salad

spinach caprese salad
Caprese Salad with Baby Spinach

Classic Italian caprese salad is made with fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and balsamic, seasoned with salt, pepper, parsley, oregano and olive oil. In this variation of a caprese salad we add crunchy spinach leaves and use cherry tomatoes. This is a quick and simple recipe with an incredible flavor profile. Healthy ingredients with a long list of benefits, limited fat, carbs and a delicious side that goes with practically anything.

How to Make this Caprese Salad with Spinach

Cut the cherry tomatoes in half, chop the basil and baby spinach into big pieces. Make a simple balsamic vinaigrette by mixing olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper well. In a large salad bowl make a bed of baby spinach and basil, add cherry tomatoes and fresh mozzarella to the bowl. Splash with the simple vinaigrette and toss.

making spinach caprese salad
Making spinach caprese salad. Placing the cherry tomatoes and mozzarella on the spinach and basil bed.

Making a Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette

This easy vinaigrette is made by mixing the ingredients below well by shaking in a jar, just make sure the lids seals well and shake.

  • extra virgin olive oil
  • balsamic vinegar
  • parsley dry
  • oregano dry
  • salt & pepper
balsamic vinaigrette
This easy balsamic vinaigrette is made by mixing the ingredients below well by shaking in a jar.

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Caprese Salad Ingredients


The salad is just the best with fresh, ripe tomatoes, the way the Italians make a caprese salad. Cherry tomatoes work very well and make a very good looking salad. The cherry tomato is a type of small tomato, that vary from thumb tip size to about the size of a golf ball. Different colors and shapes of cherry tomatoes vary in sweetness and acid. Orange or yellow tomatoes often taste milder and less acidic than red tomatoes. Round cherry tomatoes tend to be sweeter than grape tomatoes.

Baby Spinach

The main variation between this salad and a traditional caprese salad is the addition of baby spinach.  Baby spinach is simply young spinach leaves that are harvested before they fully mature. The texture and flavor of baby spinach is more delicate than mature spinach and makes a great salad green.

baby spinach for caprese salad
Baby spinach and basil bed for caprese salad.


Basil and tomato is an amazing combination in salad. The floral aroma along with the sweet and spicy flavors of the basil works well with tomato. Use fresh basil.


Mozzarella is delicious in caprese salad and is a healthy cheese. Use mozzarella packed in water. The little mozzarella is a good size to use. Larger mozzarella pieces can simply be cut into smaller slices.

Possible Variations in this Spinach Caprese Salad


From the nutritional information you can see this is a low carb, low calorie salad that should fit perfect in most calorie restricted diets. This is an approximate that was calculated using an online tool. It is recommended you confirm with your favorite online calculator.

spinach caprese salad

Easy Spinach Caprese Salad

In this version of caprese salad we use cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and balsamic, seasoned with salt, pepper, parsley, oregano, olive oil and add crunchy spinach leaves.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Salad
Servings 4
Calories 128 kcal


  • 400 grams cherry tomatoes
  • 200 grams mozzarella cheese
  • 120 grams baby spinach (4 cups)
  • 20 grams basil

Balsamic Vinagrette

  • 30 ml extra virgin olive oil (2 tbsp)
  • 15 ml balsamic vinegar (1 tbsp)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp dry origanum


  • Chop baby spinach and basil, cut cherry tomatoes in half, slice mozzarella.
  • Make a bed of basil and baby spinach in a large salad bowl.
  • Add tomatoes and mozzarella to the spinach and basil.

Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • Add a the vinaigrette ingredients in a jar, screw tight the lid and shake well.

Make the Salad

  • Sprinkle vinaigrette over the salad and toss.
Keyword caprese salad, cherry tomatoes, spinach
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving Recommended
Daily Allowance
Calories 128
Total Fat 10g13%
Saturated Fat 2.6g13%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 261mg11%
Total Carbohydrate 5.7g2%
Dietary Fiber 2g7%
Total Sugars 2.8g 
Protein 5.9g 
Vitamin D 0mcg0%
Calcium 59mg5%
Iron 1mg7%
Potassium 424mg9%

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