Insalata Caprese

Insalata Caprese

Total Time: 10mins

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe tomato
  • 2 oz Mozzarella cheese (Buffalo Mozzarella ideally)
  • 1 tbls Basil Pesto (I used this recipe) OR 1 fresh basil leaf per slice of tomato
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Dry basil flakes (optional)

Preparation:

  • Wash and cut tomato into even slices.
  • Slice mozzarella and layer as desired on top of each tomato slice.
  • Add a dollop of basil pesto/a basil leaf on top of the mozzarella.
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper and basil flakes.
  • Drizzle balsamic vinegar all over.
  • Eat!

Nutrition:

  • Total calories ~ 350
  • Protein ~ 15 g
  • Fat ~ 25 g
  • Carbs ~ 10 g
  • Basil is a great source of Vit K and is known for it’s anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Mozzarella cheese, like any other cheese, is a good source of protein and calcium.

Note: Using a basil leaf in place of basil pesto reduces fat content by ~ 10 g and total calories by ~ 100

Buon appetito!

Recipe: Srividya Sriram

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