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Caprese salad

Caprese Salad

Check out these great salads that featured in July’s edition of BiaMaith Magazine. They will add variety to your diet which will help keep us on the right track towards those weight loss goals.
Now, I am not claiming to be a nutrition expert. Someone who is big into this healthy living would probably know far more than I in terms of nutrition. What I do know is flavour and the nutrition basics. These two together have allowed me create some great salads that are packed with flavour and best of all, you don’t need any special or expensive ingredients which a lot of these healthy living diets seems to demand you buy.
This is the first in a series of salad recipes I will be posting in the coming weeks, I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed creating them.

Caprese salad


Allergens : Contains Lactose, Gluten Free, Nut Free

Tomatoes – 4 large

Buffalo Mozzarella Balls – 3

Basil Leaves – 20 or so

Olive Oil – 5 tbsp

Balsamic Reduction – See notes – 4 tbsp

Cracked Black Pepper from a mill – a few turns to taste



Getting Ready…

You will need – 1 Chopping board, 1 sharp knife and 1 place or plates to serve it all on.


Wash the tomatoes and slice them and the mozzarella balls into evenly sized rounds.


Layer them one on top of each other like you see in the picture above.


Tear the basil leaves with your hands and dot them around the salad.


Drizzle the olive oil and balsamic around the salad then add a few twists of the pepper mill and you are done.


Serve with crusty bread or eat on it’s own if you don’t want the carbs




I have seen this in supermarkets so you don’t really have to make it if you don’t want to.



200ml good balsamic oil

2 tbsp honey


Add the honey and balsamic vinegar to a pot or pan and heat until it has reduced by half and is thick enough to still be a little runny.


Store in a jar in the fridge making sure to allow it to come to room temperature before use or it won’t be runny.

Balsamic Reduction

    • Geraldine Considine
    • 14th February 2017


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