This Italian summer salad originates from the Isle of Capri in the Gulf of Naples, Italy. Caprese means “from Capri”.
Most of the energy comes from the cheese, which also provides tryptophan, tyrosine (amino acids that help with your sleep and appetite control) as well as zinc, phosphorus and calcium.
The tomato provides some vitamin A, vitamin C and potassium while the greens contain vitamin A, folate, vitamin K and manganese.
Avocado makes a great addition for more energy and to boost copper and potassium.
One serve provides 370 calories, 26 g protein, 25 g fat, 9 g of net carbs and P:E = 0.7.
The Cronometer screengrab below shows the nutrients provided by 2000 calories of this recipe relative to the Optimal Nutrient Intakes.
- 30 g spinach or rocket/arugula
- 100 g tomato, sliced
- 100 g mozzarella cheese, sliced
- Handful of basil leaves
- Drizzle of olive oil
- 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
- Salt and pepper
- Plate up the spinach.
- Top with tomatoes and mozzarella.
- Sprinkle basil leaves.
- Drizzle olive oil and balsamic.
- Sprinkle salt and pepper.
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