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Caprese Salad

A Caprese Salad is Keto already!

My love affair with the humble Caprese salad started in 2013 when I went to Italy. It’s funny because that trip was me and my girlfriend celebrating our 10 year anniversary and I fell in love with food in Italy. The Caprese is just so simple, fresh and high quality ingredients make the best version. That’s a truth about food itself, a few, but high quality ingredients and you have magic on a plate. This is my take on the Caprese using the best local stuff I can find. Enjoy!

Make it original

You can also go the original way and use regular tomato and buffalo mozzarella. The only thing you do different is your slice the tomato and the mozzarella and layer them one over the other and pour that dressing over. Easy peasy really. There are people who add avocado to this to up the fat content but I’m not sure how the Italians will react to that. Either way do your thing and enjoy!

You can find more Keto salad recipes in the Keto salad section of my website.


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Nutrition Info (Per serving)

  • Calories: 387
  • Net Carbs: 6g
  • Carbs: 7g
  • Fat: 35g
  • Protein: 18g
  • Fiber: 1g

This recipe makes 1 serving. Get this recipe on myfitnesspal.

Caprese SALAD

Caprese Salad

My take on the classic Caprese salad
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 servings


  • 100 grams Bocconcini
  • 75 grams Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Tsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 15 grams Basil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  • Cut the cherry tomatoes and the bocconcini into halves and also chop the basil by placing the leaves on top of each other, then rolling them and then chopping it.
  • Mix 1 tbsp of olive oil with 1 tsp of balsamic vinegar and salt to taste in a bowl and whisk till emulsified. Add in the cheese, tomatoes and basil and mix well.
  • Enjoy the salad. This recipe is for 1 serving of the salad, you can make a bigger batch and use as required.
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  1. Loved your video of day one on keto. A lot of prep but worth it. My husband is an obese dietetic and my daughter has adhd and seizures. This diet sounds great for them both. I’ll do it also but go with seafood since I’m a vegetarian. Any comments would be appreciated. ❤️❤️

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