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Caprese Sticks

 
One serving costs about $0.24

$0.24 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

12 vegetarian,gluten-free,gluten free,lacto ovo vegetarian side dish
spoonacular Score:12%

Spoonacular Score: 12%

 

Caprese Sticks requires approximately approximately 45 minutes from start to finish. Watching your figure? This gluten free and lacto ovo vegetarian recipe has 33 calories, 2g of protein, and 3g of fat per serving. This recipe serves 12. For 24 cents per serving, this recipe covers 1% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. If you have olive oil, cherry tomatoes, basil leaves, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. 1 person has made this recipe and would make it again. It works well as a side dish. It is brought to you by Foodista. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 10%, which is rather bad. Users who liked this recipe also liked Insalata caprese all’americana (American-Style Caprese Salad), Cheese Sticks, and Sweet Sticks.

Ingredients

Servings:
12
12  fruit cocktail
fruit cocktail
0.5 cups
0.5 cups cherry tomatoes
cherry tomatoes
1 cup
1 cup mozzarella balls
mozzarella balls
0.5 cups
0.5 cups basil leaves
basil leaves
some
some salt
salt
some
some olive oil
olive oil
12  fruit cocktail
12
fruit cocktail
0.5 cups cherry tomatoes
0.5 cups
cherry tomatoes
1 cup mozzarella balls
1 cup
mozzarella balls
0.5 cups basil leaves
0.5 cups
basil leaves
some salt
some
salt
some olive oil
some
olive oil


Instructions

Arrange mozzarella balls, basil, and tomatoes on cocktails picks, alternating the three ingredients. Before serving, sprinkle with salt and drizzle with olive oil.

Read the detailed instructions on Foodista.com – The Cooking Encyclopedia Everyone Can Edit

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.24
Ingredient
12 fruit cocktail
½ cups cherry tomatoes
1 cup mozzarella balls
½ cups basil leaves
some olive oil
Price
$0.06
$0.67
$1.57
$0.47
$0.17
$2.93

Tips

Health Tips

  • When buying canned fruit, buy fruit packed in fruit juice and check the label to avoid added sugar. The fruit is sweet enough, it doesn't need any help!

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • Lycopene, the chemical in tomatoes that makes them red (and healthy), is fat soluble. This means eating tomatoes with a fat — say, avocado or olive oil?improves the body's ability to absorb the lycopene. Don't hesitate to include some healthy fats in this dish to get the most health benefits from the tomatoes!

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

  • Fresh herbs can be expensive, so don't let them go to waste. If you have any leftovers, you might be able to freeze them. The Kitchn recommends freezing hardy herbs like rosemary and thyme in olive oil, while Better Homes and Gardens suggests using freezer bags to freeze basil, chives, mint, and more.

Cooking Tips

  • Don't have fresh herbs? Substitute dried herbs, but use about 1/3 less because dried herbs are more potent than fresh.

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

  • Just a head's up: tomatoes shouldn't be refrigerated! They will lose their flavor and probably get mushy too. For more on selecting and storing tomatoes and other vegetables, check out the academy.

  • Fresh herbs should be added toward the end of the cooking process — even at the very last minute?especially delicate herbs like cilantro, basil, and dill. Hardier herbs like bay leaves, rosemary, and thyme can be added earlier.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Tomatoes, especially cherry tomatoes, should be bought organic when possible. Moreover, buying tomatoes from your local farmers' market when they are in season is going to make your dish much, much tastier, not to mention more eco-friendly. In fact, we recommend using canned — or better yet, jarred?tomato products when tomatoes aren't in season instead of buying imported or greenhouse-grown tomatoes.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
33 Calories
1g Protein
2g Total Fat
0.42g Carbs
1% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
33
2%

Fat
2g
5%

  Saturated Fat
0.75g
5%

Carbohydrates
0.42g
0%

  Sugar
0.3g
0%

Cholesterol
3mg
1%

Sodium
22mg
1%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
1g
3%

Vitamin K
5µg
5%

Calcium
32mg
3%

Vitamin C
1mg
2%

Vitamin A
85IU
2%

Vitamin E
0.22mg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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