Healthy and fresh: Mushrooms alla Caprese

Time for a meatless Monday? This recipe takes everything we love about a caprese salad — tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil — and adds one more favorite to the mix: the mushroom. 

You will need (for 6 servings):

  • 6 brown mushrooms
  • 2 tsp melted butter
  • 2 chopped garlic cloves
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 balls fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • 2/3 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • balsamic vinegar
  • fresh basil 

Here's how:

  1. Wash the mushrooms, remove the stems, and hollow them out.
  2. Mix the butter with the garlic and brush onto the caps of the mushrooms. Add salt and pepper to taste. 
  3. Turn the caps and fill with a thick slice of mozzarella and a few slices of tomato. Bake for 20 minutes 350 °F.

Before serving, drizzle with balsamic vinegar and add a few basil leaves. Is this a great low-carb pizza alternative or what? Enjoy!


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