Mock Caprese Salad Recipe -
Mock Caprese Salad Recipe
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Mock Caprese Salad

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"Fresh mozzarella is expensive. I love caprese and came up with this. I use fat-free cottage cheese to make it really low calorie."

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. Combine cottage cheese, tomatoes, basil, salt, and black pepper in a bowl. Stir in balsamic vinegar.
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Jul 11, 2012

This made a great light lunch! The only reason I gave this 4 stars instead of 5 is that it absolutely needs a little fresh cracked sea salt, fresh ground pepper and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil to take it to the next level (which I added after I took the picture). I used low fat cottage cheese b/c I can't do the fat free, and white basalmic vinegar instead of regular. I just eyeballed everything to taste. I could totally picture eating this w/ a few slices of toasted garlic crostini, which I did not have today, but will next time. I will be making this again! Thanks for sharing. :)

Jul 24, 2012

SO delicious!!! I don't even miss the Mozarella. For a slightly creamier texture with less "bite," low fat cottage cheese is great too. It's wonderful! Thank you. I will make this again and again.


13 Ratings

Jun 22, 2012

If you love cottage cheese like I do, you will love this. I used a touch of white balsamic vinegar on the tomatoes and basil and then stirred in the cottage cheese, which was nice. The regular balsamic would give the cottage cheese a muddy color - in which case I think I would not mix the tomatoes & basil into the cottage cheese but serve on top.

Aug 31, 2013

I used "lite" cottage cheese, not fat free. I did not measure my balsamic, I just drizzled a little over the top. Absolutely delicious. I almost licked the bowl. I seriously ate both servings.

Jul 25, 2012

I'm impressed. Love mozz caprese but don't love the calories involved with all that cheese. This is a great alternative. Lots of tomatoes and too much balsamic vinegar. I started eyeballing all the ing rather than measuring after I made this a few times- like 6 times in the last week! I like it heavy on the tomatoes with just a splash or 2 of the vinegar. Hubs even loves it! I have added cut up red onion which was a nice addition. Great way to use up all the fresh basil I have!

Jul 13, 2012

I love this! I have been making this for years. A great breakfast food!

Aug 16, 2012

My hubby and I really liked this. The only change I made was to reduce the amount of balsamic vinegar by just a little. I did use coarse ground sea salt and coarse ground pepper also. Very Good!! Will definitely make again. Maybe tomorrow!!

Jul 05, 2015

6 stars!! The only thing I don't like about it is I can't get enough of it. I have had it 3 times today !!


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  • Calories
  • 120 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 15.6 g
  • 31%
  • Sodium
  • 1032 mg
  • 41%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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