Caprese SaladJun 14, 2021
Ingredients and Directions
If all you have is a hard block that works too, although the softer fresh cheese makes a nice salad and presentation. Trader Joe's even has a log of pre-sliced semi-soft mozzarella that works well.
If you have a huge tomato and a narrow log of cheese, you can either leave it as is or slice each slice in half. Usually plum tomatoes are the same size as a log of mozzarella. Alternate slices of cheese and tomato.
You have several presentation options here: Leave the leaves whole, tear them up, or use a method called chiffonade (layering basil leaves on top of one another and then rolling them tightly and then slicing across into ribbons). Top the cheese and tomato slices.
Drizzle with olive oil (optional)
Sprinkle salad with vinegar. Do not use balsamic glazes as they are usually loaded with extra sugar. However, I do suggest that, if possible, you not use a cheap watery vinegar. If that is all you have, cook it down a bit yourself and let it cool before topping the salad. I use this one: Due Vittorie Oro Gold Balsamic Vinegar. It is expensive but is liquid gold.
This is a staple meal for me. It's also what I bring when I need to bring something to a party.
Here are the links to learn more about eating Keto and Low Carb :
Book Breaking Free From Diet Prison: Common Sense Keto and Low Carb
Course Breaking Free From Diet Prison: The Roadmap to Low Carb and Keto Success