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Caprese salad

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Gluten Free Diet

    Excludes foods containing gluten, such as wheat, barley, rye and their by-products.

  • Egg Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to this food.

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.

Method

For the tomato

  • Firstly, you have to peel the tomatoes. You can do that in two ways.
  • For the first way: you should have a pot with boiling water on heat. With a knife, remove the stem of the tomatoes. Flip them over and with a knife, score their base with a cross. Dip the tomatoes into the hot water for 15-20 seconds or as soon as the peel starts coming off where the cross is, and transfer them right away into a bowl with water and ice. Peel by pressing lightly with your hands.
  • For the second way: remove the stem of the tomatoes and stick a fork at the side of the stem. With a kitchen blowtorch, burn the tomatoes all around and then, dip them into the bowl with the water and the ice. As soon as they are cool, peel them.
  • Spread some kitchen paper towel onto a plate, place the peeled tomatoes, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate.

For the basil oil

  • In a pot with boiling water, add the basil leaves for 5 seconds.
  • With a slotted spoon, transfer the basil leaves into a strainer which is placed into a bowl with water and ice. Drain the basil well and press with your hands to remove the excess moisture.
  • Transfer the basil into a food processor, add the olive oil, and beat very well.
  • Spread a piece of tulle into a strainer and pass the oil with the basil through. Press so that all of the oil passes through, and then add it into a bottle. You will have 150 g of basil oil in total.

To assemble

  • Cut the tomatoes in half and add them into a bowl. Add the balsamic cream, salt, pepper, and mix.
  • Cut the mozzarella in half and add it into another bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of the basil oil, pepper, and salt.
  • On a plate, serve the tomatoes, the mozzarella, rocket leaves, and 1 teaspoon basil oil.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

203
Calories (kcal)
10 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

16.0
Total Fat (g)
23 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

9.0
Saturated Fat (g)
45 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

3.1
Total Carbs (g)
1 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

3.1
Sugars (g)
3 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

12.0
Protein (g)
24 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

0.0
Fibre (g)
0 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.86
Sodium (g)
14 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

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