Spinach Salad with Tomato and Mozzarella
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 minutes
This is a simple and nutritious salad. Use cherry, grape, or chopped Roma tomatoes. If fresh water packed mozzarella is available it tastes best with this salad. To lower the calories and fat a little, use a bottled low fat balsamic vinaigrette instead, and lower the amount of cheese.
5 cups spinach, fresh baby
2 tomato(es), Roma, chopped
4 ounces bocconcini (small mozzarella balls)
1/4 cup olive oil, extra virgin
3 tablespoons vinegar, balsamic
1/4 cup basil, fresh, chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper, black, ground
1 teaspoon garlic, bottled minced
1/4 cup nuts, pine nuts
Toast the pine nuts in a small skillet over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes. Place vinegar, olive oil, basil, salt, pepper and garlic in a small bowl and mix well. Place the spinach in a large salad bowl, pour dressing over and toss. Arrange the spinach on a serving platter and top with chopped tomatoes, mozzarella and toasted pine nuts.
Per Serving About: 290 calories, 23 g fat, 6 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 7 g protein, 12 g carbohydrates, 6 g dietary fiber, 200 mg sodium