Caprese Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

Caprese Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Sweet cherry tomatoes stuffed with mozzarella cheese and fresh basil are perfect for a little snack or light appetizer with an Italian-inspired taste.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 24 cherry tomatoes
  • 4 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

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  1. Using a sharp knife, cut off the top third of each cherry tomato on the stem end. Hollow out the cherry tomatoes; invert on paper towels to drain. Set aside.
  2. Cut the mozzarella into 24 equal cubes. In a medium bowl, combine the cheese cubes, basil, vinegar and pepper. Stuff each tomato with a coated cheese cube.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 6 stuffed tomatoes
  • Per serving: 106 calories; 6 g fat(3 g sat); 1 g fiber; 6 g carbohydrates; 8 g protein; 15 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 666 IU vitamin A; 9 mg vitamin C; 217 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 188 mg sodium; 194 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Calcium (22% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 1 medium-fat protein, 1 vegetable

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