Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Easy Caprese Salad

Easy Caprese Salad

I'm always on the lookout for great recipes that are easy & convenient. After looking at some ingredients I had on hand the other day, I came up with this idea to make an Easy Caprese Salad.  It only took a few minutes (which is very important in my home with 2 little ones) and it tasted delicious.  

A traditional Caprese Salad is usually made up of slices or balls of mozzarella cheese, basil and fresh sliced tomatos. 

I wanted to use my Caprese salad as a complete meal, so I added pasta & baby spinach.  This time, I used Ronzoni Smart Taste Spiral pasta this time, but have also used whole wheat pasta with success. Then, I simply used baby spinach & basil leaves as my base, put one serving of pasta on top, sliced some small grape tomatos (that's what I had on hand) and sliced up some reduced fat low moisture mozzarella string cheese.  I lightly coated the pasta in Kraft's Fat Free Zesty Italian. 

It was SO good & fresh tasting, I just wanted to share.

Hope you enjoy. If you have some quick and easy meals that take minutes, using fresh ingredients, I'd love to know about them.


Rene @ cottage and vine said...

Yummy! I'm always looking for a new pasta idea. Thanks for leaving the sweet comment on my blog!

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Allison said...

YUM! That sounds like such a wonderful dinner for a hot summer day! I'll give it a try ...

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