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Mozzarella with Basil

Mozzarella with Basil

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  • Makes: 16 servings
  • Prep 15 mins
  • Chill 1 hr
  • Carb Grams Per Serving: 1

Ingredients

  • 1 pound part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons roasted garlic oil or olive oil
  • 1 -2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • Tomato slices (optional)
  • Fresh basil strips (optional)
  • Baguette-style French bread slices, toasted (optional)

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Diabetic Exchanges

Lean Meat (d.e): 1; Fat (d.e): 0.5

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