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Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.

Sodium
This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it. The amount of lemon juice and vinegar in the dish is small enough that some may be able to tolerate it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.

 

"Salad can get a bad rap. People think of bland and watery iceberg lettuce, but in fact, salads are an art form, from the simplest rendition to a colorful kitchen-sink approach." -Marcus Samuelsson

The refrigerator light goes on...

There is just something magical about the flavors that make up a caprese salad. At its essence the salad is fresh mozzarella, tomato, basil, oil, vinegar, and a bit of salt. The perfect dish for a Summer day when the breeze is light and the sky is impossibly blue. Even in the darkest of winter that feeling of a simple and carefree Summer's day is all there on a plate.

Can that be improved upon? Probably not, but this composed version with white beans is still pretty darn delicious.

After all, there is not much more in the salad but for some lemon, celery, and white beans, but these all go together perfectly and make a great salad for your Spring or Summer meal or for taking to a picnic or pot luck barbecue.


 

White Bean Caprese Salad

Servings: 2 | Serving size: about 1 1/2 cups

Cooking time: 15 minutes (does not include chilling time)

White Bean Caprese Salad recipe from Dr. Gourmet

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon zest
  • 2 tsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 15 ounce can no salt added white beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 5 ounces cherry or grape tomatoes (halved)
  • 5 ounces fresh mozzarella (cut into 1/4 inch cubes)
  • 2 large ribs celery (diced)
  • 12 large leaves basil (chiffonade)

Place the olive oil, salt, lemon juice, lemon zest, vinegar, salt and pepper in a large mixing bowl.

Whisk until blended.

Place the white beans, tomatoes, mozzarella, celery and basil in the bowl.

Fold together gently.

Chill well before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1 1/2 cups

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 470 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value
Total Fat 20g 25%
    Saturated Fat 9g 44%
    Monounsaturated Fat 8g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 350mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 41g 15%
    Dietary Fiber 10g 36%
    Sugars 5g
Protein 34g
Vitamin A 16% Vitamin C 17%
Calcium 51% Iron 31%
Vitamin K 40mcg Potassium 1100mg