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5 Ingredients + 5 Minutes = Italian Caprese Salad

5 Ingredients + 5 Minutes = Italian Caprese Salad is deliciously fresh and hearty salad made with fresh mozzarella, tomato and basil with a delicious balsamic vinaigrette.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Salads
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Appetizers/ Snacks, Diabetic Friendly, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Italian Cuisine, Salads, Vegetarian
Servings: 2
Calories: 308kcal
Author: Healthy World Cuisine

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese (fresh)
  • handful fresh basil leaves
  • 2 large tomatoes or 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon aged balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Cut mozzarella and tomatoes into thin slices. Arrange and alternate a slice of mozzarella cheese, then a tomato slice and then a basil leaf until it forms a circle. Continue with remaining mozzarella cheese, tomatoes and basil leaves.
  • Drizzle some extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar on top, salt and fresh cracked black pepper. Enjoy!

Notes

Best enjoyed immediately or within 24 hours. Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator.
Fresh cracked pepper is delicious right before serving. 
Using a good extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar are important. Can be served as a delicious low carb option on it's own or on top of crostini or crackers. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 308kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.1g | Protein: 14.6g | Fat: 26.2g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 100mg | Fiber: 2.1g | Sugar: 4g