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Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

September 26, 2012


Ingredients:

  • Grape, Cherry, or Plum Tomatoes
  • Fresh Basil Leaves
  • Small Mozzarella Balls (about 5)
  • Juice of an Orange (or Lemon or Balsamic Vinegar)
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Preparation:

Vinaigrette:

  1. In a medium bowl, add a few pinches of salt and pepper.
  2. Add about 2 Tbs of fresh orange juice (or lemon, vinegar, etc).
  3. Slowly whisk in about 4-6 Tbs extra virgin olive oil until dressing is emulsified.

Salad:

  1. Cut the tomatoes in to halves or quarters, depending on the size of the tomato.
  2. Slice about 8 basil leaves into long, thin strips.
  3. Cut the mozzarella balls into halves or quarters.
  4. Drizzle with vinaigrette and toss to coat (you may not need all the dressing — save for later!).
  5. Eat and enjoy.

Health Notes: Tomatoes are amazing! They are hydrating, low in calories, and provide fiber.  They also contain many essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that do everything from keeping your blood sugar in check to preventing cancer!

Calories: 260
Carbs: 18g
Fat: 18g
Protein: 10g

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