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Spinach Caprese Salad

Spinach Caprese Salad with Peaches

Summer Yule
My spinach Caprese salad offers up unique twists that moves this starter to the main dish category. You'll love this easy weeknight meal!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian, Mediterranean
Servings 3
Calories 564 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. chicken breast (454 grams)
  • cooking oil spray of choice
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 5 ounces baby spinach (142 grams)
  • 2 medium peaches, thinly sliced (preferrably freestone peaches)
  • 12 ounces grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise (340 grams; can use quartered cherry tomatoes instead)
  • ½ cup roasted corn (fresh or thawed from frozen)
  • ¼ cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 7 ounces fresh mozzarella ciliegine (198 grams; cow's milk or buffalo milk mozzarella)
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves (optional if you dislike basil)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

For the Caprese dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  • Mist your stovetop grill with cooking spray and heat it on medium heat. Sprinkle your chicken breasts with the salt and pepper and grill for 10-12 minutes per side. Slice the chicken into thin pieces.
  • Prep your fruits, veggies, and cheese. Slice the mozzarella balls and the grape tomatoes in half. Slice the peaches and thinly slice the red onion. Roast your fresh corn or thaw your frozen corn.
  • Divide the ingredients equally between three bowls in this order: spinach, chicken, peaches, onion, corn, tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil.
  • To make the Caprese dressing, whisk the extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and garlic powder together. Add salt and pepper, if desired.
  • Drizzle your spinach Caprese salad bowls with the dressing. Sprinkle the lemon zest on top. Savor it!

Notes

This is a level 2 recipe (transition or weight maintenance). Falling in the 500-600 calorie range, this salad is on the low calorie end for level 2. Additionally, you get over 40 grams of protein and an abundance of fresh fruits and veggies.
I'd definitely consider this meal a good option for weight loss or healthy weight maintenance. This is what it is about here, folks- beautiful, nutrient-dense food that will fill you up, and that is DELICIOUS. Woohoo!
Though this meal would not fit most keto diet plans, it's a lower carb option. The corn and peaches here are typically considered too high in carbohydrates for very low carb diets.
But what if you want to add more energy to your meal and are not following a low carb plan? Some whole grain bread or crackers on the side would be a good choice. With the cheese (dairy), chicken (protein), peaches (fruit), and spinach (vegetables), all of your food groups will be covered!
 
Nutrition information is for one serving of the recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 564kcalCarbohydrates: 29.8gProtein: 42gFat: 33.4gSaturated Fat: 13gSodium: 323.5mgPotassium: 751.2mgFiber: 4.7gVitamin A: 127.1% DVVitamin C: 73.2% DVCalcium: 36.4% DVIron: 14.9% DV
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