Nothing beats this quick and easy keto caprese salad made with just 7 ingredients and ready in just 10 minutes! Fresh tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella and a simple homemade pesto come together in this fresh and healthy salad.
It can be enjoyed as an appetizer or side, and it's a classic salad you'll make again and again!
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This keto mozzarella tomato salad will bring a Mediterranean flair to your menu, and the best part is that you can have it on the table in 10 minutes or less!
Fresh tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella and a quick homemade pesto and there you have it - Italy on your table!
I went for a different kind of pesto here, using parsley instead of basil and walnuts instead of pine nuts to break the norm, and offer you a different take on a classic.
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Why You'll Love Caprese Salad
- Low carb and keto friendly
- Looks stunning
- Ready to enjoy in just 10 minutes
- Delicious, healthy and flavorful
What's Caprese Salad?
Caprese salad is a classic Italian salad which focuses on simplicity and is visually stunning.
Traditionally made with fresh slices of mozzarella, tomatoes and basil beautifully arranged in overlapping layers on a plate. Simply seasoned with olive oil and salt, it features the festive colors of green, white and red to represent the Italian flag.
Is Caprese Salad Keto?
You'll be happy to know that this caprese salad only contains 4.6 grams of net carbs per serving. It's the perfect choice for anyone following a low carb diet or keto diet.
It's great for people who aren't following any specific diet as well! This salad is a classic that is enjoyed by so many people around the world who don't follow any specific diet.
Caprese Salad Ingredients
You'll only need 7 simple ingredients to make this healthy salad plus salt and pepper. Remember, if you prefer a more traditional pesto you can replace the walnuts for pine nuts and parsley for basil.
- Parsley - can be substituted for basil
- Olive oil
- Walnuts - can be substituted for pine nuts
- Seasonings - salt and pepper
How To Make The Best Caprese Salad
First, we'll make the simple pesto. Take a food processor or blender and add the olive oil, walnuts, parmesan cheese, garlic and a pinch of pepper.
Blend everything together until it reaches a smooth pesto consistency. Taste the pesto and add salt to your own taste.
Slice the tomatoes and mozzarella cheese into equally thick slices. Place them in an alternating layer on your serving plate.
Drizzle the pesto over the tomatoes and mozzarella and serve at room temperature. Enjoy!
How To Store Keto Caprese Salad
In the fridge: Any leftover keto caprese salad can be kept in an air tight container and stored in the fridge. It will keep for 2 to 3 days and makes a wonderful side to any meal.
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- Egg Cauliflower Salad
- Easy Deviled Egg Salad
Keto Caprese Salad Recipe
- 2 Tomatoes
- 4 oz Mozzarella Cheese
- ½ cup Parsley Leaves
- ½ cup Olive Oil
- ¼ cup Walnuts
- ¼ cup Parmesan Cheese grated
- ½ clove Garlic
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- ¼ teaspoon Black Pepper
- Process the parsley with the olive oil, walnuts, parmesan cheese, garlic and a pinch of pepper in a blender until smooth to make the pesto. Taste and add salt accordingly.
- Slice the tomatoes and the mozzarella cheese into equally thick slices and alternate on a plate.
- Drizzle with the pesto and serve at room temperature.