When I found this recipe online, I thought, “WOW! Peaches and cheese together?”
What an interesting combination of flavors and a whole new spin on the classic Caprese Salad we’re more familiar with.
This recipe is perfect for a summer lunch for any cycle.
Can I Have Cheese on the 17 Day Diet?
Yes, cheese in moderation is approved for all cycles.
Technically, the cycle food lists list non-fat cheese under the condiment section, but I personally stay away from anything non-fat.
When you strip the fat away, you take away the flavor. Most non-fat foods have added ingredients put back in to bring the flavor back.
Some of these ingredients are sodium, sugar and other artificial sweeteners and ingredients. A little bit of full or lower fat cheese is better!
Remember, mozzarella is naturally low fat, so it’s a perfect cheese to indulge in!
Peach Caprese Salad Ingredients
This recipe is simple! It’s basically a regular caprese salad (tomatoes, mozzarella and a few other ingredients) and peaches!
Peaches are a great low-sugar, high-fiber fruit that may be enjoyed on all cycles. Peaches are readily available for the summer months.
They are so juicy and full of flavor. They pair well with yummy mozzarella cheese!
While the recipe doesn’t call for it, add a bit more flavor and grill your peach slices!
Now you have your standard caprese salad ingredients – tomatoes, mozzarella and basil!
Then you’ll finish it off with a bit of olive oil and balsamic vinegar!
What a wonderful salad for your next Summer dinner party! It’s so elegant, yet healthy!
I know your guests will love this!
You May Enjoy These Other Salad Recipes
If you like this Peach Caprese Salad, you may enjoy these others, too:
- Crunchy Sweet Apple Chicken Salad
- Grilled Chicken Salad with Summer Berries
- Cool Cucumber and Strawberry Salad with Vinaigrette
- Summer Slaw with Apples
If you make this Peach Caprese salad, please come back to review this recipe below and let me know how you enjoyed it! If you’re on social media, make sure you tag me at @17ddblog so I can see your pretty dish!
- 6oz fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
- 1 ripe yellow peach, sliced thick
- 1 vine-ripened tomato, sliced thick
- 12 leaves fresh basil
- good extra virgin olive oil
- good balsamic vinegar (or reduced balsamic vinegar)
- salt & pepper
- Layer mozzarella cheese slices with peaches, tomatoes, and basil.
- Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Approved for all cycles – must eat fruit before 2pm on Cycles 1 and 2.
Recipe courtesy of @iowagirleats
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