This Easy Caprese Salad is not how I was taught to make Caprese Salad, by my mother. For that version, you need to check out another recipe. I like this version of the recipe though because it is a lot easier to take with you for lunch and (don’t tell my mom), but I prefer the taste of this one.
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- 275 g Grape Tomatoes
- 75 g Mozzarella Cheese - [See good to know section.]
- 8 g Balsamic Glaze - [Check out my recipe!]
- 5 leaves Fresh Basil
- Ground Salt
- Dried Ground Pepper
Other things you need
- Food Scale
- Cutting Board
- Cutting Knife
- Weigh your ingredients.
- Wash the fresh ingredients.
- Cut the tomatoes and mozzarella into cubes and parts and put them on a plate.
- Tear the basil into pieces and add it to the tomatoes and mozzarella.
- Grind some salt and pepper over the salad.
- Drizzle the balsamic glaze over everything.
- Enjoy your Easy Caprese Salad!
Good to know
- Storing: Make sure to store your salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator if you are not eating all of it right away.
- Shelf life: The salad will stay good for a few days if stored correctly.
- Vegan: Use vegan mozzarella.
- Tip: Ideally you should prepare the salad right before you eat it.
- Using fresh fruits and vegetables: Make sure to wash fruits and vegetables that do not require peeling.
Nutritional Information per Portion
Know What You Eat
Both when buying food or when making your own, it is important to inform yourself about the nutritional value. Have a look at the nutrition label, learn about your serving size and what nutrients this product will bring to the table.
If you want to compare different products and their values, it is easier to look at a label where the values are given per 100 grams. This way you get a better understanding of the categories certain products belong to when it comes to nutritional values. Is this a product with a high sugar content? Does it contain a lot of fibre? How does this product measure up if I am looking to stick to a low-sodium diet?
Keep in mind that if you are looking to eat healthily, you should not just avoid eating fat and/or sugar. We need both in our daily diet. Make sure however to be aware of where you get your lipids and sugars from. As a rule of thumb, you could say; variation is very important in your diet and in general, the closer your food is to come straight from the source, the better.
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*All given nutritional information is an indication. Due to differences in how ingredients are produced, where they are purchased and how the recipe is prepared, nutritional values may vary.