This salad should be made with the freshest ingredients possible, and is a delight as a side to most any meal! If you can't find, or don't have bocconcini, you could use another size of fresh mozzarella instead.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the olive oil, vinegar, garlic, salt, and black pepper in a jar with a lid; set aside. Gently combine the spinach, arugula, tomatoes, bocconcini cheese, and onion in a pretty serving bowl. Shake the salad dressing vigorously to combine, and drizzle over the salad to serve.

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Editor's Note

The term "bocconcini" refers to a ball of fresh mozzarella about 1-inch in diameter. Since this recipe calls for the cheese to be cubed anyway, feel free to buy any size ball of fresh mozzarella.

Nutrition Facts

259 calories; protein 5.2g; carbohydrates 9.8g; fat 22.7g; cholesterol 15.7mg; sodium 445.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2012
Very similar to Arugula Caprese Salad also from this site. If you use the ingredients to taste rather than strictly measuring I like this recipe better. The amount of onions is overkill; almost 3 T. minced for one serving! I did reduce that significantly and just kind of sliced the onion instead of mincing it. I do love the mix of spinach with the arugula the mild spinach a nice counterpoint to mellow the sharper peppery arugula. Unfortunately I had no spinach on hand to add yet it was still delicious. I had a similar vinaigrette leftover from another salad one I had adjusted to the 3:1 oil to vinegar ratio I prefer. The red onion added the slightest bite and flavor contrast to wake this up. Because I had it to add and because this was so similar to a salad I had just days ago I added artichokes and black olives. (And some leftover cannellini bean salad and broken crostini once I took the photos:) Hubs had a dinner meeting this evening so this was a perfect dinner alone meal for me along with a glass of my favorite Cab and a beautiful Naples sunset. Read More
(11)
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2012
Very similar to Arugula Caprese Salad also from this site. If you use the ingredients to taste rather than strictly measuring I like this recipe better. The amount of onions is overkill; almost 3 T. minced for one serving! I did reduce that significantly and just kind of sliced the onion instead of mincing it. I do love the mix of spinach with the arugula the mild spinach a nice counterpoint to mellow the sharper peppery arugula. Unfortunately I had no spinach on hand to add yet it was still delicious. I had a similar vinaigrette leftover from another salad one I had adjusted to the 3:1 oil to vinegar ratio I prefer. The red onion added the slightest bite and flavor contrast to wake this up. Because I had it to add and because this was so similar to a salad I had just days ago I added artichokes and black olives. (And some leftover cannellini bean salad and broken crostini once I took the photos:) Hubs had a dinner meeting this evening so this was a perfect dinner alone meal for me along with a glass of my favorite Cab and a beautiful Naples sunset. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
08/10/2011
excellent salad great taste and texture. Next time I would reduce the dressing by at least half. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2021
Love it Read More
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