Caprese Salad with Balsamic
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The word “summer” could definitely be defined by this salad. Perfect as an appetizer or a fresh side, the caprese salad with its balsamic drizzle is a wonderful way to use up garden tomatoes.MORE+LESS-
cup fresh basil leaves
ounces fresh mozzarella cheese
teaspoons balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper, to taste
Slice the tomato in approximately 1/4 inch thick slices. Do the same for the mozzarella.
Alternate layers between the tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil. First, a tomato slice, then mozzarella slice, then a couple leaves of basil; beginning and ending with tomatoes.
Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Season to taste with salt and pepper, if desired.
Serving Size: 1 Serving
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0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 3 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
- Tomatoes, basil and fresh mozzarella are an essential summertime combination. This caprese salad is stacked with slices of tomatoes and mozzarella, layered with fresh basil and drizzled with balsamic and olive oil. It’s perfect as a light meal or snack. Serve it al fresco at a backyard get-together, assemble for a quick lunch or enjoy it as a side salad. Whatever way you decide to eat it, a caprese salad is a perfect excuse to use up all those extra tomatoes you got from the farmers’ market.