Veggie Noodle Caprese Salad

Veggie Noodle Caprese Salad @themerrythoughtCaitlin & I recently picked up this little spiralizer (at Michaels of all places! I’ve also seen them at Target. And Amazon.) to try out a few recipes we had been dreaming up. We’ve both been eating healthier this past month and while salads are delicious, there’s only so many regular old salads you can eat before you’re feeling a little bit too much like Peter Rabbit. 🐰
We had a list of delicious salad ideas using veggie noodles and finally settled on trying out this caprese version first. Because fresh mozzarella. And balsamic glaze. Need we say more?! (Caitlin could do without the tomatoes though 😉 ). This salad can be made in a bowl or in a mason jar for an easy, healthy lunch to take to work!Veggie Noodle Caprese Salad @themerrythoughtYou definitely don’t need to spiralize the cucumber for this recipe, but it’s fun to give things a new twist! And this little gadget has been so handy this month while I’ve been on my eating healthier challenge. I’ve used it a few times to make zucchini noodles so I could have “pasta”. At first I thought I might need a fancier one, but this simple one does the job just fine for me. And I love that it’s small enough to tuck into my utensil drawer.Veggie Noodle Caprese Salad @themerrythoughtCaprese Veggie Noodle Salad

one cucumber, spiralized (skin can be left on or you can peel it)
grape tomatoes, halved
fresh mozzarella pearls
fresh basil, chopped
balsamic glaze
olive oil
salt & pepper, to taste

Also needed:
veggie spiralizer  (or you can thinly slice the cucumber)
jar with lid

Place spiralized cucumber in the bottom of your jar. Layer the tomato, mozzarella and basil on top. Season with salt & pepper. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and olive oil. Stir together before eating. Enjoy! Veggie Noodle Caprese Salad @themerrythoughtVeggie Noodle Caprese Salad @themerrythoughtVeggie Noodle Caprese Salad @themerrythought

  • AndreaTuesday, January 26, 2016 - 2:29 pm

    This looks so yummy and easy to make. Perfect if I want to grab and go!ReplyCancel

  • Amy LynnTuesday, January 26, 2016 - 3:21 pm

    This looks delicious! I agree with you about the salads, I can only do so many! But this seems like a great alternative 🙂 Now I gotta go find a spiralizer! LolReplyCancel

    • MandaWednesday, January 27, 2016 - 4:45 pm

      I still feel like a “newbie” in the veggie spiralizing world, but I’m really hoping it helps give me more options! The more appetizing healthy options I have, the more likely I am to keep eating healthy! And like I mentioned, I just used this really simple basic one, and so far so good!ReplyCancel

  • Cintia - Sol de Noche {deco crochet}Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 6:17 pm

    Love the salad! We’re in summer here so it’s a great food choice
    I really like how it looks in the jar

  • Laurel (@abubblylife)Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 10:45 pm

    i love spiralizing veggies, we do not eat pasta and its amazing!ReplyCancel

    • MandaWednesday, January 27, 2016 - 4:40 pm

      Ouu Laurel, any favorite recipes?! I love pasta, but sadly can’t really eat too much of it, too often; so I’m trying to fully embrace veggie noodles! 🙂ReplyCancel

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