Caprese salad is a simple, Italian salad made with fresh tomatoes and mozzarella, basil, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. I put a spin on this classic salad, and turned it into a delicious and filling lunch with these Caprese Mason Jar Salads. These salads feature the classic ingredients of a Caprese salad, with the addition of seasoned, grilled chicken and crunchy pine nuts for flavor and texture. With a homemade creamy balsamic vinaigrette, this salad hits the spot.
Course brunch, dinner, lunch
Keyword caprese, mason jar salad, salad
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
four 32-oz mason jars
grill pan or outdoor grill
1.5lbchicken breastthin sliced
1/2cupplain non-fat Greek yogurt
5ozarugulaor mixed greens
4ozfresh mozzarellaI use Bel Gioioso Fresh Mozzarella Snacking Cheese
Thinly slice the chicken breast (or purchase thinly sliced chicken breast).
Combine the spice mixture for the chicken and rub it all over the chicken breast.
Preheat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Spray the grill pan with olive oil spray. (You can also use the barbeque).
Cook the chicken for about 5 minutes per side, until cooked through. Remove from the grill and set aside to cool.
Combine the dressing ingredients and set aside.
Layer the salad ingredients in the mason jar: chicken (3/4 cup), cherry tomatoes, cheese (1 oz per jar, chopped), basil (2 tbsp per jar), arugula, pine nuts.
Serve the dressing on the side. Serving size: up to 3 tbsp per serving.
6 WW points per salad (green plan) - calculated using Perdue chicken breast and Fage yogurt