Plum Caprese Salad
A twist on the traditional caprese salad, we've swopped plums for tomatoes. Plums, available May through October, are high in soluble fiber. Soluble fiber slows the release of glucose into the blood and increases insulin sensitivity. Paired with the protein of the fresh mozzarella and the fat of the extra-virgin olive oil, this recipe is great for maintaining stable blood sugars, reducing the risk for Type 2 Diabetes. Serves 4
4 plums, sliced thinly
4 oz fresh mozzarella, sliced
10 basil leaves
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
Salt & pepper to taste
1. Using a sharp knife, halve the plums and separate. Carve out the pit by slicing plums into thin half-moon slices.
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.
Time-Saver Tool Tips
-Use a sharp paring knife to slice around the plum pit
- If you can’t find plums, use peaches or apricots instead.
-For thicker dressing, reduce the balsamic vinegar over a low flame on the stove.