"Fresh mozzarella is expensive. I love caprese and came up with this. I use fat-free cottage cheese to make it really low calorie." — WINELOVER813
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fat-free cottage cheese
chopped fresh basil leaves, or to taste
freshly ground black pepper to taste
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. :)
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.
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.
I love this! I have been making this for years. A great breakfast food!
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.
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!!
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!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Mock Caprese Salad
Serving Size: 1/2 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 3
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