Eat Fit NOLA Caprese Salad

This week’s Caprese Salad recipe is brought to you Ochsner Eat Fit NOLA. It’s a fresh and delightful salad that will be a perfect start to any meal. Enjoy!


  • 8 large tomatoes
  • 1 cup fresh whole basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons pecan oil
  • 2 dashes table salt
  • 1 dash black pepper
  • 2 ounces local soft white cheese


Arrange 3 slices of tomato on the base of each salad plate. (Do not chill plates). Toss basil leaves with pecan oil; season with salt and pepper.

Place vinaigrette-dressed greens on top of tomato slices. Shave cheese over the top. Serve immediately.

Makes 8 servings

Per serving: 63 calories, 5 grams fat, 1 gram saturated fat, 43 mg sodium, 2 grams carbohydrate, 1 gram fiber, 2 grams sugar, 3 grams protein.

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