Mozzarella with Basil
- Makes: 16 servings
- Carb Grams Per Serving: 1
part-skim mozzarella cheese
roasted garlic oil or olive oil
snipped fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
freshly cracked black pepper
Tomato slices (optional)
Fresh basil strips (optional)
Baguette-style French bread slices, toasted (optional)
- Cut mozzarella into 1/2-inch pieces. Place pieces in a medium bowl. In a small bowl combine oil, vinegar, snipped basil, and pepper. Pour over cheese; toss gently until cheese is well-coated. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
- If desired, serve with tomato, basil strips, and bread slices. Makes 16 servings.
Make Ahead Tip
- Make-ahead directions: Prepare as above through step 1. Store, covered, in the refrigerator up to 3 days. To serve, let stand at room temperature until olive oil liquefies. If desired, serve with tomato, basil strips, and bread slices.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving:Servings Per Recipe: 16
PER SERVING: 88 cal., 6 g total fat (3 g sat. fat), 18 mg chol., 176 mg sodium, 1 g carb. 7 g pro.