Caprese Salad or Cherry Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

This simple dish screams summer to me, I love it as a side dish with dinner or on it’s own at lunch time. You can adapt the recipe and add leaves of your choice like rocket or spinach but make sure to include the fresh basil as it makes all the difference!

Time 10min

Serves 4

Protein 1

Free Veg 1

Fat 1

Ingredients 

– 140g low fat mozzarella (if you can find the pearls they make for a prettier salad but otherwise torn pieces will do)

– 300g mixed cherry tomatoes (use a mix of yellow, green, red and orange as they are in season at this time of year and full of flavor)

– 1 handful of torn fresh basil leaves

– 40g of green pesto

– 1 tsp cracked black pepper

– ½ tsp salt

Directions

1. Half all of the cherry tomatoes and layer on a serving plate

2. Top with your mozzarella and torn basil leaves

3. In a mug, loosen your pesto with 1 tsp of warm water to make it a suitable consistency for drizzling then pour over your salad

4. Season with salt and pepper and enjoy!

 

 

Blog Post by Jodie Wood