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Easy Caprese Salad “Twist”

Easy caprese salad using string cheese and herb paste.

“This post was sponsored by Weight Watchers as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.     I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.”

Losing weight, eating healthy, portion control, toning, managing my emotional eating and overall good health are once again on my list of goals to accomplish for the year. Nothing new but this year I’m turning 40 and something about welcoming in a new decade makes me want to get myself all the way together. Since the New Year started, I’ve been committed to eating smaller portions and enjoying some of my favorite lighter recipes. Caprese Salad is one of my go to light recipes that I like to pair with protein (grilled chicken or a nice marinated steak) or enjoy on its own. 

Easy caprese salad using string cheese and herb paste.

I look forward to clipping basil from our container garden for my Caprese salad but this fall/winter, I did not keep up with our herbs so I decided to substitute some herb paste, hence the “twist”. I also used Weight Watchers Light Mozzarella String Cheese in the recipe because it still gives a good mozzarella taste without the extra calories. These small changes make for a great salad without the lettuce. I have nothing against lettuce but sometimes I just don’t want a lettuce or leafy green based salad. 

Easy caprese salad using string cheese and herb paste.

Easy caprese salad using string cheese and herb paste.

Caprese Salad “Twist” 

Caprese Salad Twist
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  2. 2 Light Mozzarella String Cheese Sticks, cut into small rounds
  3. 1 tbsp olive oil
  4. 1-2 tsp Italian herb paste (or fresh basil leaves)
  5. Salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, combine tomatoes halves and string cheese rounds.
  2. Add olive oil and herb (paste if using) then stir until well combined.
  3. Add salt and pepper to paste then stir to combine.
  4. Serve immediately or seal and refrigerate.
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Here’s a confession: I love cheese and refuse to give up cheese as a part of any lifestyle change. I don’t have any illness that eating cheese affects so this cheesehead will always be a cheesehead. String cheese is my go to for when I am on the go or in need of a quick snack. The Weight Watchers Light Mozzarella String Cheese taste great and I love that they are individually wrapped. Hello, portion control! The cheese also comes with “Great Taste GuaranCheesed!” which means if you don’t like (but I promise you will like it), you can get your money back. 

Easy caprese salad using string cheese and herb paste.

Until January 31, you can use the Walmart Digital Savings Offer to save $1.00 on 2 Weight Watchers Cheese items. You can make a family or party size Caprese Salad Twist with this ‘cheese haul”. The big game is coming up and a Caprese salad is the perfect (and healthy) side dish for all you game night party goers. 

Weight Watchers Light Mozzarella String Cheese

Is Caprese salad your thing? What do you enjoy it with? 

Easy caprese salad using string cheese and herb paste.

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    Catherine Foster
    March 7, 2017 at 6:43 AM

    I love trying new salad recipes and I must say, yours looks incredible. I can’t wait to try it. =D

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