Fit Food Friday! Summer Garden Edition – Caprese Salad

foodiefridaylogo2Whew Wee!  It’s Summertime and the Garden is Fine!  Let’s have a nice light Caprese Salad for Fit Foodie Friday!

This Gluten Free and Vegetarian dish is great with the freshness of the ingredients — heirloom tomatoes, mozzarella balls and basil — makes this simple salad divinely delicious. Ideal for late summer gatherings with friends or as a light weekend lunch with rustic bread and wine….

What you need…

  • 5 large heirloom tomatoes
  • 1/2 pound fresh mozzarella balls, (about 2)
  • 1/2 bunch fresh basil
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons dry white wine
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


What you do:

Slice tomatoes into rounds. Drain fresh mozzarella, slice into rounds, and set aside. Wash and dry basil. Alternating layers, arrange tomatoes, whole basil leaves, and fresh mozzarella on a plate. In a medium bowl, whisk together lemon juice and wine. Slowly whisk in olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle over tomatoes and mozzarella and let sit 10 minutes before serving.

This will run you about 250 calories per piece.

I hope you enjoy!


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