Sunday, January 16, 2011

Low-Point Fresh Ham and Mozzarella Salad

Wonderful for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner -- this Ham and Mozzarella Salad with fresh herbs fits right into your day with only 2 points per serving. You will enjoy this delectable dish that will leave you guiltless when you go back for more.

Low-Point Fresh Ham and Mozzarella Salad
- 8 ounces, small fresh mozzarella (in water), halved
- 8 ounces grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
- 2 ounces of Ham (or 1/4 inch ham slice), diced
- 1 to 2 scallions, whites and greens, chopped small
- 3, large fresh basil leaves, chopped small
- 1/8 to 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped fine
- 1 1/2 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients and stir. Wa-la! One amazing salad! Serve with Crostini crackers (the kind I purchased are 2.5 points for 7 crackers) or one toasted Italian bread roll. (I found Schmidt Italian Steak Sub Rolls that are wonderful! Opened up it becomes 2 halves. Cut each of those halves in half, giving you 4 pieces to enjoy with this salad. Each 1/4 piece is 1 point.) If you'd like a printer-friendly version of this recipe, Click Here.
NOTE: Using 2 Tbs Kraft Light Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing in place of the olive oil would bring the total points down to 1.5 points per serving!
Total servings = 10
Serving size = 1/4 cup
Points per serving = 2
(With 7 Crostini crackers - 4.5 points)
(With 1 Italian Sub Roll - 6 points)

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