NOW EAT THIS! ITALIAN
By Rocco DiSpirito ($27)
Grazie, Rocco! The latest cookbook from this longtime luminary features Italian classics like creamy fettuccine alfredo, all trimmed to 350 calories max. And because the recipes come from real Italian mamas--who appear throughout the book--you know the calorie-cutting doesn't compromise flavor.
From the September "Italian Issue" of Every Day with Rachael Ray
" A fraction of the fat and calories but all of the flavor is retained. All the flavor and then some."
Caprese Salad, 167 cals
3 large ripe tomatoes
Salt & Freshly ground black pepper
6 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced 1/4 inch thick
12 fresh basil leaves, torn into small pieces, stems removed
4 tablespoons Super Olive Oil (page 34)
Slice the tomatoes into 16 even 1/2-inch-thick slices.
Season lightly with salt and pepper. Top each with a slice of mozzarella, then season again lightly with salt and pepper.
Arrange 4 tomato and cheese slices overlapping on each of 4 small salad plates and scatter the basil on top. Drizzle each plate with 1 tablespoon Super Olive Oil.