Grilled Insalata CapreseGrilling tomatoes intensifies their flavor and takes a traditional Italian starter to the next level.

Serves 4.

30 minutes or fewer.

Ingredients of Grilled Insalata Caprese:

  • Vegetable oil, for brushing grill
  • 2 large red tomatoes, each cut into 4 slices
  • 2 large yellow tomatoes, each cut into 4 slices
  • 2 tsp. garlic oil, plus more for brushing tomatoes
  • 8 oz. fresh mozzarella cheese, halved, each half thinly sliced
  • 12 leaves fresh basil

Directions for Grilled Insalata Caprese:

  1. Brush grill grates with oil, and preheat grill to medium.
  2. Brush tomato slices with garlic oil, season with salt and pepper (if desired), and place on grill. Cook 8 minutes, turning once, or until tomato slices are juicy and grill-marked.
  3. Arrange tomato and mozzarella in alternating pattern on serving plate. Drizzle with 2 tsp. garlic oil, and top with basil leaves.

Nutritional information:

Per Serving (4 tomato slices and 2 oz. cheese):

  • Calories: 242
  • Protein: 12 g
  • Total Fat: 18 g
  • Saturated Fat: 8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 8 g
  • Cholesterol: 45 mg
  • Sodium: 66 mg
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Sugar: 3 g

Source: http://www.vegetariantimes.com

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