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.