Free Healthy Recipe - Caprese Salad

Low carbohydrate

Kelvin Bartholomeusz from Jones the Grocer first told me that buffalo mozzarella had almost 5 times less cholesterol than cow's milk mozzarella and I was delighted to find out this was true. Buffalo mozzarella is a delicate sweet cheese with a distinctive snow white colour and soft texture. The good news here is that it is rather expensive so you're unlikely to overindulge. Like all cheeses buffalo mozzarella contains saturated fat, but gram for gram also provides more calcium and protein than the bland stringy cow's milk version.

30 grams baby capers, rinsed and blotted dry
400 grams buffalo mozzarella, sliced
¼ cup Italian parsley, roughly diced

Heat the two tablespoons of olive oil in a heavy fry pan, add capers and cook over a medium heat, stirring constantly for 2-3 minutes or until crisp.
Remove from pan and drain the capers on absorbent paper.
Combine the tomatoes, mozzarella, parsley and half the capers in a large bowl.
Season with a pinch of sea salt and cracked black pepper.
Drizzle with lemon pressed extra virgin olive oil and scatter the remaining capers on top.

Note: this salad must be served with the best tomatoes. A flavoursome tomato will have a distinct woody smell off the vine.

Makes 4 servings

Scale recipe to serves

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 5 mins
Ready in: 10 mins

Suitable for:
Entree, Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
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Nutritional Information - Per Serve
Kj 1587 kj
Calories 379 kcal
Fat 33.5 g
Saturated Fat 12.6 g
Total Carbohydrate 1.8 g
Total Protein 17.9 g
Fibre 1 g

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