Mock Caprese Salad

Mock Caprese Salad


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

Ingredients 10 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 120 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 120 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 13.2g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 15.6 g
  • 31%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 1032 mg
  • 41%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine cottage cheese, tomatoes, basil, salt, and black pepper in a bowl. Stir in balsamic vinegar.
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  1. 12 Ratings


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. :)


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.

Baking Nana

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.