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Bacon Caprese Salad Recipe

Bacon Caprese Salad Recipe

In summer, I am always looking for ways to use the fresh basil and tomatoes that grow in my herb garden. This recipe combines the two flavors in a wonderful salad that you can make any time of year! —Mary Ann Turk, Joplin, MO
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 pound fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 3 plum tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh basil
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinaigrette
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper


  • 1. Arrange cheese, tomatoes and spinach on a large serving platter; top with bacon, basil and green onions. Just before serving, drizzle with vinaigrette; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Yield: 8 servings.

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kat034 User ID: 7321920 255277
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2016

"Made this for a baby shower, it was SO easy and looked so fancy!! Received lots of compliments!"

pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 220285
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2015

"Delicious recipe!"

Orbs User ID: 7287623 124301
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2014

"This salad has so many delicious flavors and they all blend together so well. I substituted Morning Star Bacon for the bacon and didn't put in the spinach. Very easy and delicious.

Thank you, Mary Ann for this easy and delicious recipe."

meaganteal User ID: 814898 180720
Reviewed May. 25, 2014

"Yummy! A great, light salad. Very easy to make. Will be making this again."

thejureks User ID: 4715642 195601
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2013

"Made this for Memorial Day weekend family dinner at the lake. Before I knew it, it was gone!! Absolutely perfect dish!"

thejureks User ID: 4715642 192684
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2013

"Made this for Memorial Day weekend family dinner at the lake. Before I turned around it was gone!! Didn't use vinaigrette, just drizzled with EVOO and balsamic vinegar. Absolutely perfect!"

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