My spin on a Caprese salad!
It wasn’t until recently that I discovered a love for Caprese salads, or bocconcini cheese in general for that matter! I have been making traditional Caprese Salads at least once a week for lunch and they are so tasty! Today I thought I would try adding pasta to it (hoping my little ones would eat it that way) and serving it as a side for dinner. I substituted the fresh basil leaves that I normally use with baby spinach and used a fresh basil purée that I had on hand instead, and it turned out incredible! My kids don’t love the whole basil leaves so this was a perfect way to incorporate the basil flavor. The baby spinach leaves have a much milder flavor that my kids appreciated, while still giving the pasta salad that traditional Caprese salad look. I have a feeling that I will be making this dish a lot this summer.