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    Insalata Caprese (Gluten-Free)

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    Want an easy, splashy side dish or snack that's low in calories, big on flavor, and  also makes use of the last of any summer tomatoes you might have left? This old Italian favorite will do the trick nicely.

    The finished insalata caprese. Photo: CC--devlynInsalata caprese is one of those simple dishes that come together with just a few fresh ingredients to deliver big taste, bold color and low calories all in one dish.



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    Ingredients:
    Tomatoes, sliced thick
    Fresh basil (lightly chopped)
    Fresh mozzarella (preferably mozzarella di buffala)
    Olive oil
    Balsamic vinegar
    Salt and pepper to taste

    Directions:
    Slice tomatoes onto a plate. Top each tomato slice with a slice of fresh mozzarella.

    Top the cheese with a bit of fresh chopped basil. Drizzle with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and dash with salt and pepper and start eating!

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    Jefferson Adams is Celiac.com's senior writer and Digital Content Director. He earned his B.A. and M.F.A. at Arizona State University, and has authored more than 2,500 articles on celiac disease. His coursework includes studies in science, scientific methodology, biology, anatomy, medicine, logic, and advanced research. He previously served as SF Health News Examiner for Examiner.com, and devised health and medical content for Sharecare.com. Jefferson has spoken about celiac disease to the media, including an appearance on the KQED radio show Forum, and is the editor of the book "Cereal Killers" by Scott Adams and Ron Hoggan, Ed.D.


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