Sometimes salads can be boring, bland, and just all around unappetizing. I have burned myself out on salad numerous times. Sure, I am only to blame, but when I’m prepping and cooking a meal that takes at least an hour I don’t want to spend more than five minutes throwing together a salad. Lettuce, cheese, dressing, and croutons if I have some already made. Done. Moving on.
I was sick and tired of eating generally the same salad every night with dinner. It’s not that I don’t enjoy salads. I just needed something different.
Thus, the tomato and mozzarella spinach salad was born.
What you’ll need:
- Fresh mozzarella cheese
- Olive oil
- Balsamic vinegar
- Granulated garlic
- Salt and pepper
Chop the spinach.
Dice the tomatoes.
Cube the mozzarella.
Throw everything in a mixing bowl.
Add some olive oil and a generous amount of balsamic vinegar. Give it a good stir.
Then add a pinch of granulated garlic, salt, and pepper.
Mix thoroughly and put in the fridge for 30 minutes.
When you take it out, drain the excess liquid before serving.
Note: Instead of pouring it down the drain, save it for a marinade. It goes really well with chicken.
And that’s it.
The tomato and mozzarella spinach salad is really good on its own or with some toasted bread.
In fact, the salad was inspired by bruschetta. I order it every time I’m out for Italian food. Such a basic appetizer and yet so unarguably ingenious. One day it just clicked and now I have a delicious new salad that still only takes about five minutes to prep.
Give it a try!
Until next time, take care.