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Caprese Salad
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Contributed by: BernadineAdded: Nov 18, 2010 at 10:05 PM


Italian tomato and mozzarella salad with fresh basil - a perfect summer side dish or appetizer.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Type AB (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type O (1 beneficials)
  • Salad
  • 1 large or 2 medium garden tomatoes (or 3-4 romas)
  • 1/2 fresh mozzarella ball (about 4 oz.)
  • 3-4 leaves fresh basil
  • 1-2 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • other herb or salt and pepper
  • 1-2 Tablespoon olive oil
How to make it:
  1. Slice tomatoes in 1/4 inch slices and spread onto plate or serving dish in one or two layers.
  2. Slice mozzarella similarly or in small chunks, but about half the size of the tomato slices and place on top of tomatoes either haphazardly or one per tomato.
  3. Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar over tomatoes and cheese.
  4. Cut basil leaves into 1/2 inch pieces and sprinkle evenly over top of tomatoes and cheese.
  5. Serve cold or at room temperature.
  6. Serves 4.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Basil2 N N N N N N N B
Tomato/Tomato Juice1 ,2 ,3 ,4 A N N B A N N N
Mozzarella Cheese  N N B B B B N A

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Condiment Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Vinegar (Balsamic/White/Red/Ri...2 ,3 A A A A N N A A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may have a high mold count.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which may be high in chitinase, an allergen.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Nov 20, 2010 at 10:36 PM By: Lola