Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Fresh Spinach and Mozzarella Salad

We've been eating a lot of heavy, rich meals during the holidays and I assume that several of you have, too. So, I thought today would be ideal for a sharing a salad recipe. Enjoy!

Fresh Spinach and Mozzarella Salad
(Bon Appetit magazine Dec. '94)

1 C of your favorite Italian dressing
1 TBSP chopped fresh garlic
1 TBSP balsamic vinegar
1 tsp dried oregano
1 lb. plum tomatoes, seeded and sliced
12 oz. mozzarella cheese, cut into cubes
1/2 red onion, thinly-sliced
1/2 10 oz. bag ready-to-use spinach leaves
(and I think leftover cubed ham could make this a main course!)

Whisk salad dressing, chopped garlic, balsamic vinegar and dried oregano to blend in large bowl. Mix in tomatoes, cheese and onion. (Can be prepared 1 hour ahead. Let stand at room temp., tossing occasionally.) Add spinach to salad and toss to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.

I will be at these swaps today:


  1. One of my favorite salads! It sounds great! And like you said, after all those heavy meals this is a nice alternative!

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  3. Chicken would be a nice addition. Sounds pretty yummy.


  4. Oh, this sounds so good. Yes, I am with you, I am really ready for some lighter meals. We are having a chef salad tonight, so maybe I will fix the spinach salad later in the week. Thanks so much for joining TTT and following. Hugs, Marty

  5. Thank you Marcia for visiting my blog. You have a lovely blog yourself and this Spinach and Mozzarella Salad looks fabulous. I very often post recipes on my blog but somehow get caught up in the tablescaping and decorating parties. I actually prefer to post more recipes but haven't done that as much lately. I need to change that. I am placing your site on my favorites.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

  6. Oh! This looks yummy. I love to have salads. Thanks for the recipe. :)
    Merry Christmas!


    P.S. Loving your blog! I am your newest follower.