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caprese salad with arugula

Meal Prep Caprese Arugula Salad Recipe

This meal prep caprese arugula salad is an easy make-ahead lunch for the week. Marinated mozzarella cheese balls, vibrant and peppery arugula, ripened red grape tomatoes and a basil balsamic come together to make this simple but flavorful meal.

Course lunch, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword aged balsamic, arugula, basil, caprese, extra virgin olive oil, lunch, meal prep, mozzarella, tomatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 357 kcal


  • 7 oz arugula greens
  • 12 oz marinated mozzarella small ovals
  • 16 oz sugar plum tomatoes
  • 8 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons aged balsamic vinegar
  • handful fresh basil leaves
  • salt and pepper


  1. For this recipe you will need four meal prep salad containers and four small jars for the salad dressings.

  2. First, divide the arugula between the four glass containers.

  3. Then, divide the tomatoes and mozzarella between the four containers. I keep the arugula and mozzarella separated by placing the tomatoes between them… this way the marinade on the mozzarella doesn’t wilt the arugula.

  4. In each salad dressing container add 2 teaspoons of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of aged balsamic vinegar, a pinch of minced fresh basil and salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Place lid on the salad dressings, and then on the glass containers and refrigerate until use. This salad should last for 3-4 days.

  6. *Feel free to add avocado to this salad. Add fresh avocado chunks right before you eat the salad.

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Nutrition Facts
Meal Prep Caprese Arugula Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 357 Calories from Fat 229
% Daily Value*
Fat 25.4g39%
Saturated Fat 8.8g55%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 354mg15%
Potassium 10mg0%
Carbohydrates 11.9g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 7.8g9%
Protein 20.1g40%
Calcium 399mg40%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.