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When you’re pressed for time but still need to get a dinner on table try this easy weeknight dinner idea – Pizza & Caprese Salad. The salad is full of flavor and pairs perfectly with the pizza.
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Every Tony’s Pizza is made with 100% real mozzarella cheese and it pairs perfectly with this homemade Caprese Salad making it an easy and delicious dinner option any day of the week.
Typically in our house Friday night is pizza night. The kids love picking out their favorite varieties in the store and look forward to pizza night every week.
I try to switch up our side dishes on pizza night but one dish my family requests over and over again is this Caprese Salad. I’ve put my on spin on a traditional Caprese Salad but it’s oh so delicious and you’ll have your family begging to make it over and over again too!
The fresh mozzarella, basil and lemon flavors combine with each other perfectly for a mouthwatering masterpiece.
It’s a really simple salad to make too. Just a base of fresh baby spinach leaves, topped with grape tomatoes and mozzarella pearls mixed with fresh parsley, basil, garlic, lemon zest then drizzled with a lemon balsamic dressing.
First you’ll make the dressing which is just 3 ingredients – olive oil, balsamic vinegar and fresh lemon juice. Once that’s mixed set it aside as you chop up your fresh herbs.
In a small bowl combine the chopped basil, parsley, minced garlic and lemon zest.
Then pour over your tomatoes and mozzarella pearls. Toss gently to cover.
Pour the tomato mixture over the spinach and drizzle with the dressing.
Ya’ll this is good. Oh. So. Good.
It paired so well with our Tony’s® Pizzeria Style Pepperoni Pizza and would be delicious by itself.
No matter how you decide to enjoy this Caprese Salad, just make it and prepare for your tastebuds to rejoice.
Check out more delicious recipes that pair with Tony’s Pizza here for a delicious new way to enjoy pizza night!
Easy Weeknight Dinner Idea - Pizza & Caprese Salad
- 1 8 oz container of fresh baby spinach leaves
- 1 container grape tomatoes halved
- 1 container mozzarella pearls
- 2 tbsp. fresh parsley chopped
- 2 tbsp. fresh basil chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic minced
- Zest of 1 lemon
- FOR DRESSING
- 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
- In a small bowl mix the lemon juice, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Set aside.
- On a large plate or bowl, arrange the spinach
- In a bowl combine mozzarella pearls, tomatoes, parsley, basil, lemon zest and garlic. Stir to coat.
- Pour over spinach and top with dressing. Serve immediately