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Bacon Caprese Salad

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.
  • Makes
    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


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 225 calories, 17g fat (9g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 468mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 13g protein.

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  • BilliePock
    Feb 25, 2018

    This is so easy and delicious! I used cherry tomatoes I had on hand. I'll make this again.

  • kat034
    Oct 11, 2016

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

  • pajamaangel
    Feb 11, 2015

    Delicious recipe!

  • Orbs
    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
    May 25, 2014

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

  • thejureks
    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
    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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    Jun 17, 2013

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    May 11, 2013

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