Rating: 4.63 stars
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

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

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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Nutrition Facts

120 calories; protein 15.6g; carbohydrates 13.2g; fat 0.3g; cholesterol 4.8mg; sodium 1032.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (14)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/11/2012
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.:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/13/2016
Made this as directed. Had to throw it out! Didn't taste like caprese salad at all! Read More
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/11/2012
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.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2012
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. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2012
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2012
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! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2013
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. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2012
I love this! I have been making this for years. A great breakfast food! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2012
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!! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2014
Wow this actually super good! I love it. Was out of basil the first time I made it and still very good. Can't wait to try it again with basil. Will recommend to everyone!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/28/2014
Quick easy nutritious and delicious! Hits the spot for a fast lunch! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
07/13/2016
Made this as directed. Had to throw it out! Didn't taste like caprese salad at all! Read More