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Insalata Caprese (Gluten-Free)

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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Colleen Davies
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22 Oct 2012 4:18:25 PM PDT
I am always looking for yummy meals that are not fattening.
This one gets a 10 from me! Thank you!




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