Caprese salad

This traditional Italian summer salad originates from the Isle of Capri in the Gulf of Naples, Italy. Caprese literally means from Capri.  Most of the energy in this recipe comes from the mozzarella cheese which provides tryptophan, tyrosine (i.e. 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 provide some more vitamin A, folate, vitamin K and manganese.  


This recipe provides 370 calories, 26 g of protein, 25 g of fat and 25 g of net carbs.   


The Cronometer screengrab below shows the nutrients provided by 2000 calories of this recipe relative to the Optimal Nutrient Intakes.  


Salt 11/4 tsp
Pepper 11/4 tsp
Balsamic Vinegar1tsp
Olive Oil1tsp
Mozzarella Cheese (Part Skim)100g


  • Slice each tomato from top to bottom into 1cm thick slices. Place on a serving plate and top with the bocconcini and basil leaves. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Just before serving, drizzle the salad with oil and vinegar.

Suitable for 

  • ketogenic  
  • blood sugar & diabetes 


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nutrient density33%
fat loss35%
blood sugar & fat loss49%
blood sugar & diabetes 66%
athlete & bulking 48%
ketogenic 69%