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Salad Caprese

26 Reviews
96% would make this recipe again

Tomato salad with fresh mozzarella and basil leaves.

This very Italian-looking combination of green basil, white cheese, and red tomatoes is at its best when made with true «mozzarella», a fresh soft cheese from the milk of the black water buffalo. «Bocconcini» (Italian for «morsels»), made from cow's milk, may also be used.

Preparation : 5 min Standing : 15 min
280 calories/serving
  • Very easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Kid-friendly

Ingredients

4 tomatoes 480 g
4 bocconcini / fresh mozzarella 220 g
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 65 mL
12 leaves fresh basil [optional] 6 tbsp
salt [optional]
ground pepper to taste [optional]

Method

  1. Cut the tomatoes into slices approximately 5 mm thick and arrange them on a flat dish. Sprinkle with salt. Let stand for 15 min to allow excess liquids to drain off.
  2. Cut the bocconcini into slices with the same thickness as the tomatoes. Arrange the cheese and tomato slices on a serving plate so that they alternate and overlap slightly.
  3. Garnish with small fresh basil leaves on top, drizzle with oil, season with salt and pepper. Serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 serving (180g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

280

Fat

26 g

39 %

Saturated 9.3 g
+ Trans 0.4 g

48 %

Cholesterol

30 mg

Sodium

70 mg

3 %

Carbohydrate

4 g

1 %

Fibre

1 g

5 %

Sugars

3 g

Protein

10 g

Vitamin A

45 %

Vitamin C

23 %

Calcium

16 %

Iron

3 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 1 serving
Grain Products : 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives : 1 servings
Meat and Alternatives : 0 serving

Claims

This recipe is :
Low  :
Sodium
Source of  :
Folacin, Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium, Vitamin C
Good source of  :
Calcium, Phosphorus, Vitamin K
Excellent source of  :
Vitamin A, Vitamin E
Free  :
Added Sugar

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Vegetables ½
Meat and Alternatives 1
Fats 5

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Members' Reviews

26 Reviews (26 with rating only ) 96% would make this recipe again

This recipe is in the following categories

Cheese | Tomatoes | Salads | First courses/Appetizers | Vegetarian | Kosher | Halal | Low Sodium | High Calcium | No Cook | Italian

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