Mock Caprese Salad


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

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
2 servings


  • 1 cup fat-free cottage cheese

  • 2 tomatoes, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves, or to taste

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (Optional)


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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

120 Calories
0g Fat
13g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 120
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 1033mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 17mg 86%
Calcium 118mg 9%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 314mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.