Recipes for Diabetes: Simple Salad Caprese

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Last Reviewed 08/01/2014

Recipes for Diabetes: Simple Salad Caprese

Time is a precious commodity for everyone these days. And finding the time to eat right can be downright challenging.

Fortunately, this easy salad is not only a breeze to put together, but it tastes great and is a great choice for a light lunch or side dish with dinner. And since it’s low glycemic, it’s a perfect recipe for people living with diabetes.

Simple Salad Caprese
Serves 2

  • 2 large tomatoes cut into 10 slices
  • 10 large fresh basil leaves
  • 2 ounces light mozzarella cheese cut into 10 small pieces
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Dash freshly ground black pepper


Layer the tomato slices, basil leaves, and mozzarella pieces on two plates. Drizzle the balsamic vinegar and olive oil evenly over the two salads. Add a dash of freshly ground pepper to taste.

Nutritional Info (per serving): Calories: 127; Fat: 8 grams; Cholesterol: 15 mg; Sodium: 161 mg; Carbs: 7 grams; Fiber: 1 gram; Protein: 9 grams

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