Plum Caprese Salad


For a twist on the traditional Caprese salad, this recipe substitutes plums for tomatoes. Paired with the protein of the fresh mozzarella and the fat of the olive oil, this recipe assists in maintaining stable blood sugars and reducing the risk for Type 2 Diabetes.

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Ingredients for Salad

Serves: 4

  • 4 plums

  • 4 oz  fresh mozzarella, sliced

  • 10  basil leaves

  • 2  Tbsps extra virgin olive oil

  • 1  Tbsp balsamic vinegar

  • salt & pepper to taste



  1. Using a sharp knife, slice plums into thin half moon slices, carving out the pit.

  2. Layer slices of plum with mozzarella and basil leaves for a beautiful presentation.

  3. Just before serving, drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette.

Per serving: 180 calories, 8g protein, 9g carbohydrate, 13g fat (5g sat, 8g mono/poly), 1g fiber, 151mg sodium

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If you can’t find plums, use peaches instead. For a thicker dressing, reduce the balsamic
vinegar to a syrup over low heat.