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Spinach Salad with Mozzarella, Tomato & Pepperoni

by Christina Cherrier – Jan 5, 2019 - Updated May 8, 2020  |  4 Servings  –  Prep: 10 Min  –  Cook: 0 Min
Spinach Salad with Mozzarella, Tomato & Pepperoni
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pinach Salad with Mozzarella, Tomato & Pepperoni – Healthy and delicious, this spinach salad recipe is so simple and uses just a few ingredients: baby spinach, cherry tomatoes, Mozzarella, red onion, pepperoni, and an easy homemade salad dressing. Perfect for a quick lunch, this spinach salad also makes a super side to all kinds of grilled meats or fish!

Spinach Salad with Mozzarella, Tomato & Pepperoni - Healthy and delicious, this spinach salad is so simple and perfect for a quick lunch.Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Ingredients list for the Spinach Salad with Mozzarella, Tomato & Pepperoni

The dressing

Spinach Salad with Mozzarella, Tomato & Pepperoni - Healthy and delicious, this spinach salad is so simple and perfect for a quick lunch.Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Spinach Salad with Mozzarella, Tomato & Pepperoni - Healthy and delicious, this spinach salad is so simple and perfect for a quick lunch.Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Spinach Salad with Mozzarella, Tomato & Pepperoni - Healthy and delicious, this spinach salad is so simple and perfect for a quick lunch.Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Spinach Salad with Mozzarella, Tomato & Pepperoni - Healthy and delicious, this spinach salad is so simple and perfect for a quick lunch.Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Spinach Salad with Mozzarella, Tomato & Pepperoni - Healthy and delicious, this spinach salad is so simple and perfect for a quick lunch.Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Spinach Salad with Mozzarella, Tomato & Pepperoni - Healthy and delicious, this spinach salad is so simple and perfect for a quick lunch.Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Directions

1. In a mason jar, combine the ingredients for the dressing: olive oil, lemon juice (or white wine vinegar), salt, and Italian seasoning. Shake vigorously.

2. In a salad bowl, combine spinach, pepperoni, tomatoes, red onion, and Mozzarella. Sprinkle with cracked pepper and drizzle with the dressing. Toss the salad to combine. Serve the spinach salad immediately or chill before serving. Enjoy!

Tips for the spinach salad recipe

This spinach salad with pepperoni is super healthy and versatile. You can customize with whatever ingredients you have on hand for this delicious spinach salad.

Baby spinach or regular spinach?

For salads, we usually recommend using baby spinach. Baby spinach has more delicate leaves than regular, mature spinach, and is more suitable for salads. Baby spinach also tastes milder, leaving more room for other ingredients.

What ingredients you can substitute in this spinach salad

  • If you don’t have baby spinach, feel free to sub in kale, arugula or any other greens you have in the fridge.
  • Don’t have mozzarella cheese? Any hard cheese like cheddar, pepper jack or provolone will work wonder with this spinach salad.
  • Pepperoni can be swapped with Italian salami.

How to store the spinach salad?

This spinach salad recipe keeps in the fridge for up to 2 days if stored in an air-tight container. You may have to toss up the spinach salad leftovers to redistribute the dressing before you serve. Note that spinach is fragile and wight have wilted in the meantime. The dressing can be made up to 3 days ahead and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Drizzle over the salad when ready to serve.

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Spinach Salad with Mozzarella, Tomato & Pepperoni - Healthy and delicious, this spinach salad is so simple and perfect for a quick lunch.Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

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