Caprese Salad With Parmesan Dressing

Dec 18, 2020 | Food, Salads

This is a re-post:  I’ve made this several times and each time I add something different.  Although this Caprese Salad’s two main ingredients are sliced tomatoes and mozzarella cheese, why not add cherry tomatoes, marinated mozzarella balls, and slices of basil!  As Mr. TAL would say, you can never add to much cheese :-).  I also added a new links and a recipe card.
Happy Friday everyone!  To go along with my Prosciutto Pizza (HERE), I made this Caprese Salad With Parmesan Dressing to compliment our meal.  This dressing is a combination of cheesy and salty wrapped into one!  With a few simple ingredients shaped into a wreath design (because it’s Christmas) I made a healthy salad for two!
Another fun way to present this salad at the holidays is to shape it into a candy cane.  Add different cheeses, crackers, spinach leaves, and herbs!  Your guests will be delighted and think you spent all day working on it 🙂
Caprese Salad w Parmesan Dressing

I sliced 3 tomatoes on the vine, used half a pack of sliced mozzarella (broke into pieces), and a hand full of spinach leaves to create the ring.  At the top of the ring to close the circle, I added basil leaves, cheese, and grape tomatoes.

For the dressing, I mixed 4 heaping tablespoons of olive oil, 3 heaping tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese, pinch of garlic salt, and pinch of pepper and drizzled all over the salad.  I topped with a light dusting of parmesan cheese and served on a cheese board lined with parchment paper.

Caprese Salad w Parmesan Dressing

This is a fun salad to make for any occasion.  You can shape it however you want and with the holidays coming up, try a candy cane, wreath, Christmas Tree, angel, or round ornament!  Use an extra long toothpick with a fancy top and stack the cheese, tomatoes, and spinach leaves.  Add a small decorative bowl for the dressing to dip!

This would all be perfect on a round cutting board or cheese plate.  I simply used parchment paper but eventually bought an awesome board at Kirklands that can be used as a pattern on one side and a solid on the other side.  Lay out different crackers or breads in decorative bowls for your guests to enjoy.

Want a decadent dessert after this salad, try my Fudge Brownies With Cream Cheese And White Chocolate Topping


Caprese Salad w Parmesan Dressing
Caprese Salad w Parmesan Dressing

Caprese Salad With Olive Oil Parmesan Dressing

A healthy, salty, cheesey salad in a shape of a wreath for the holidays!
No ratings yet
Print Pin Rate
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Caprese salad, mozzarella cheese, spinach, tomatoes, olive oil, garlic salt, pepper
Author: Two Adorable Labs



  • 4 tbsp olive oil I used Extra Virgin
  • 3 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • pinch garlic salt to taste
  • pinch pepper to taste


  • 1 package Grape vine tomatoes You can use any tomatoes you like
  • 1 log mozzarella cheese Sliced
  • 1 small container spinach leaves


  • Use a decorative tray or board with parchment paper
  • Alternate the tomotoes, spinach, and cheese in a circle
  • Add spinach leaves at top for bow
  • Mix olive oil, parmesan cheese, garlic salt, pepper together and drizzle over salad

You Might Also Like

Apple Butter Cookies

Apple Butter Cookies

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Baking these Apple Butter Cookies brought all the falls feels!  Browned butter, apple butter, nutmeg, cinnamon, all-spice, brown sugar, maple syrup!  What better way to enjoy a rainy day than to bake these cookies…gooey with large chunks of...

Lemon Butter Garlic Sauce

Lemon Butter Garlic Sauce

Happy Wednesday everyone!  This Lemon Butter Garlic Sauce packs a punch!  It tastes exactly how it sounds with strong lemon, butter, and garlic flavors and smells incredible.  Mr. TAL kept asking what I was making and I couldn’t wait to surprise him.  I tossed in some...

How To Fill Your Dog’s Emotional Cup

How To Fill Your Dog’s Emotional Cup

Happy Wednesday everyone!  After a month long break from blogging, I’m back and feeling refreshed.  I came across an article recently on How To Fill Your Dog’s Emotional Cup and keeping your pup happy and healthy.  A dog’s emotional cup is just like yours. It’s...

Banana Foster

Banana Foster

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Are you in the mood for something deliciously sweet?  This banana foster is the perfect topping for a French Vanilla ice cream sundae.  Bananas coated in a rich, buttery, syrupy sweet mixture is the perfect topping for sundaes and French...

Handmade Tater Tots

Handmade Tater Tots

Happy Wednesday everyone!  I literally just made these Handmade Tater Tots for Mr. TAL and they were delicious.  I had a totally different post going out today which was a Bananas Foster recipe but I’ll save that for next week!  Shredded potatoes, cream cheese, extra...

What Do You Think? Let Us Know!


  1. Carla Evans

    This is so cute in the shape of a wreath! Nice appetizer for the holidays 🎅🤶☃️🎄🎁

    • Bobbi

      Thank you! Something different and fun for the holidays!


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.