Fresh Caprese Salad
This is one of my favorite side dishes that I always seem to make when I have three simple fresh ingredients on hand (tomatoes, fresh mozarella and basil). I just called it tomato with mozzarella, and I recently learned that there is an actual name for it called Caprese Salad (who knew). So whether you are just drizzling extra-virgin olive oil and grinding fresh pepper and salt, or enjoying it on a sandwich or pizza, know that it has low calorie and low fat ingredients, and is beneficial to your health. Keep healthy and fit by eating some Caprese Salad at your next meal!
1 Large garden tomato
1 Bunch fresh basil
Extra virgin olive oil (drizzled)
Salt and pepper to taste
1 large tomato – 35 calories 4 from fat
1 bunch basil – 1/2 cup 2 calories 0 fat
Fresh mozzarella – 1 ounce 90 calories 50 fat
Extra virgin olive oil – 1 Tablespoon 120 calories 120 fat
The entire plate would approximately total 247 calories and 174 from fat. I usually can cut 6 slices from a large tomato which would calculate for each tomato 42 calories and 29 from fat.