This Caprese Salad Keto is a simple Italian dish that can be whipped up in a snap and it’s naturally low in carbohydrates, high in fat and low in protein. A.K.A. its the perfect meal for someone on a Keto or low carb diet.
Why You’ll Love this Caprese Salad Keto RecipeInstead of just pouring on regular balsamic vinegar like most recipes call for, I bumped up the flavor of the salad by making a balsamic reduction. The balsamic reduction is thicker, sweeter and less acidic than straight vinegar. It is also stickier so it clings to each bite instead of sliding off of the tomatoes and onto the bottom of the plate.
How to make it! Step 1 Make the Balsamic Reduction: Place the balsamic vinegar in a a small sauce pan over low heat. Allow to simmer until it has been reduced by 1/3rd. It’s done when the vinegar coats the back of a spoon.
2. Assemble the Salad: Cut the heirloom tomatoes into thin slices and halve the cherry tomatoes. Assemble them on a white plate and add shredded motzerella and basil leaves. Add the olive oil balsamic reduction and season with salt and pepper.
What Kind of Tomatoes Should I Use for Low Carb Caprese Salad?You can use any kind of tomatoes you like as long as they’re fresh and in season! The best tomatoes come from farms near by or your own garden.
Is Caprese Salad fattening?If eaten in moderation Caprese Salad is not fattening. Though mozzarella does contain a high amount of fat. Eat a single portion and if you want more salad with less fat use more tomatoes and less cheese.