"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'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!
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!!
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