Caprese “Pasta” Bowl – WLS Recipe

Steph Wagner

May 30, 2016

Caprese “Pasta” Bowl – WLS Recipe




I’ve always loved the flavors of Caprese Salad. Fresh basil, fresh mozzarella and tomatoes. This recipe adds chicken and zucchini noodles for a full entree meal!

Pre and Post-Ops alike will enjoy this recipe. Be sure to focus on the high protein chicken pieces along with the fresh zucchini and mozzarella. Leftovers will stay for a few days but it does make for quite a bit of food.

Post-ops! Don’t forget to focus on tiny bites and eating slowly. Focus on two bites of protein to one bite of veggie. One tip I have: cut the chicken into very small cubes before you even cook it. Not only with the chicken cook faster but it will keep your bites small when it comes time to enjoy it!

ALSO! This is my preferred pick for making zucchini noodles (affiliate link) OXO Good Grips Serrated Peeler, Black

Caprese "Pasta" Bowl - WLS Recipes

Caprese "Pasta" Bowl - WLS Recipe

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 222kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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  • 1 lb chicken breast cubed
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic minced or pressed
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil chopped
  • 2 Zucchini Squash
  • 1 ball fresh mozzarella cubed


  • Cube chicken and season with salt, pepper and oregano. Heat a non-stick skillet to medium heat. Spray with cooking spray or with light olive oil. Cook 5 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
  • While chicken is cooking, prepare other ingredients. Peel zucchini into noodles using a serrated peeler. If you don't have a serrated peeler use a regular peeler or spiralizer. Cute mozzarella and chop fresh basil.
  • When chicken is done cooking, remove from pan and set aside. Spray the pan again and return to heat. Add garlic and tomatoes. Cook until tomatoes are starting to burst.
  • Add zucchini noodles, basil and chicken to the pan. Heat all the ingredients through and toss on occasion. Noodles will start to look soft.
  • Remove from heat and transfer to serving bowl. Toss with fresh mozzarella and serve.



This recipe has been modified from a SkinnyTaste recipes to fit the bariatric guidelines used in my practice.


Serving: 4oz | Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 652mg | Potassium: 989mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1222IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 328mg | Iron: 2mg
Nutrition Facts
Caprese "Pasta" Bowl - WLS Recipe
Amount Per Serving (4 oz)
Calories 222 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 117mg39%
Sodium 652mg28%
Potassium 989mg28%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 1222IU24%
Vitamin C 46mg56%
Calcium 328mg33%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.