Mozzarella and Tomato Salad

Sugar Free Recipe

No cooking, no fuss – just a fabulous, delicious lunch! Rich, creamy mozzarella tastes so great it’s hard to believe it will do you good. An excellent source of protein and calcium – both of which are effective fat fighters, this salad is also high in lycopene and other health boosting ingredients. If you want to pump up the protein content of this light lunch, add 1-2 hard-boiled eggs or a couple of ounces of cooked, diced, turkey or chicken.

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1 medium tomato, cubed
1 oz./25 grams fresh part-skim mozzarella cheese, cubed
1 cup fresh spinach leaves
1 clove garlic, pressed
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons sunflower seeds
Black pepper to taste
Fresh, chopped, basil leaves for garnish


1) Place the spinach leaves in a bowl and toss in the tomato and mozzarella.
2) Add the oil and garlic and toss lightly to combine the ingredients.
3) Sprinkle the sunflower seeds and balsamic vinegar over the top and then add the basil leaves.
4) Season with black pepper.
5) Eat “au natural” or with 1-2 whole wheat bread sticks.
6) If you are making this salad to eat later, put the olive oil and vinegar in a bottle and add when it’s time to eat.