italian caprese salad
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Easy Italian Caprese Salad

This Caprese Salad or the Insalata Caprese is a classic Italian dish that is loaded with juicy, perfectly ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fragrant basil. It's topped with olive oil and a delicious balsamic glaze. The balsamic glaze brings together all the favors for an incredible Italian inspired meal, appetizer or snack. It is super easy to whip up, vibrant, yet incredibly tasty and naturally low carb.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: caprese salad
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 424kcal
Author: Ioana Borcea from LowCarbSpark.com

Ingredients

  • 2-3 Tomatoes sliced ~1/2 inch thick
  • 8 oz Fresh Mozzarella sliced ~1/4 inch thick
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Basil
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt to tast
  • Pepper to taste to taste
  • Mixed Greens Optional

Balsamic Glaze

  • 2 cups balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey optional

Instructions

  • Slice tomatoes and mozzarella.
  • Alternate the slices of tomatoes and mozzarella on a large plate.
  • Sprinkle chopped pieces of fresh basil on top.
  • Drizzle olive oil and balsamic glaze and serve immediately.

Balsamic Glaze

  • Add 2 cups balsamic vinegar to a medium pot or saucepan and place over medium heat.
  • Bring to boil then reduce heat and let it simmer for about 20 minutes or until it starts to thicken. You’ll know it done when it’s thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  • Allow cooling before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 424kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 717mg | Potassium: 377mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1950IU | Vitamin C: 17.4mg | Calcium: 590mg | Iron: 0.9mg | Net Carbs: 6g