Diabetic Cooking

Caprese Salad

Caprese is a simple salad from the Italian region of Campania, traditionally including sliced fresh mozzarella cheese, plum tomatoes, and basil. The refreshing salad is seasoned with salt, black pepper, and olive oil. At only 73 calories per serving, the salad won’t break your calorie budget.



  • 3 medium tomatoes (3/4 pound total), cut into 8 slices
  • 2 (1-ounce) slices part-skim mozzarella cheese, each cut into strips (24 strips total)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves


Arrange tomatoes and cheese alternately on plate, overlapping slightly. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and drizzle with oil. Scatter basil on top.

Yield: 4 servings.

Serving size: 1/4 of recipe.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 73 calories, Carbohydrates: 9 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 9 mg, Sodium: 165 mg, Fiber: 1 g

Exchanges per serving: 1/2 fat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 meat.

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