Tastes Like a Caprese Duck

I love me some caprese salad.

As covered in previous posts Mini Caprese Salad Bites, Mozzarella Cheese MakingCaprese Salad Crostini and Grilled Portobello with Caprese, I make it quite a few ways. While this is not technically caprese (it has baby spinach instead of basil) it really is very similar. It looks very much like caprese and has a similar taste. If it looks like a duck and tastes like a duck….

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This is a great little salad to put together. Too often pasta can be a heavy dish but the pairing with the spinach actually makes it seem light.

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So simple.

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Boil the pasta.

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Combine and serve!

Spinach, Tomato, and Fresh Mozzarella Pasta Salad with Italian Dressing

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes | Makes: 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups) | Difficulty: Easy


  • 2 1/2 cups multigrain rotini pasta (such as Barilla Plus)
  • Italian Dressing
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes
  • 1 (6-ounce) package baby spinach
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, cubed


1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Rinse with cold water; drain.

2. While pasta cooks, prepare Italian Dressing. Combine dressing and tomatoes in a large bowl. Add pasta and spinach; toss well, and top with cheese.

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Categories: Cheese2, kosher, Lunch2, Pasta, Recipes, Salad, Side Dish, Vegetable2, Vegetarian

Author:The Ranting Chef

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4 Comments on “Tastes Like a Caprese Duck”

  1. May 25, 2013 at 12:07 pm #

    Looks like a delicious, refreshing, summer salad!


  2. May 25, 2013 at 1:50 pm #

    Hi again. Another nice recipe. I can always rely on you for great tasting recipes


  3. May 26, 2013 at 9:18 pm #

    I can’t wait to try this one as a nice variation of my hubby’s loving pasta salad. Any way that I can get a vegie down him makes me happy. Thank you for sharing.


  4. Eat Pray Run, DC
    May 28, 2013 at 10:34 am #

    I love any version of a caprese salad and often substitute spinach for basil. Yummy! I prefer either just a toss w/olive oil or homemade spinach pesto for my sauce. Delicious!


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