Easy Caprese Salad with Keto Blackberry Balsamic Drizzle

Caprese Salad with Keto Blackberry Balsamic Drizzle

yield: 4 SERVINGS

prep time: 15 MINUTES

total time: 15 MINUTES

Ingredients

Caprese Salad:

  • 3 medium vine-ripened tomatoes (or 3 large Roma tomatoes)
  • 8 oz. ball fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 10-12 fresh basil leaves, julienned into thin strips
  • 1 tablespoon high-quality extra virgin olive oil (more if desired)
  • sea salt flakes to taste
  • freshly ground pepper to taste

Blackberry Balsamic Drizzle:

Directions

1

For the Caprese Salad:

Cut the tomatoes and fresh mozzarella into approximately 1/4-inch slices (I cut my mozzarella ball in half first). Arrange on a plate, alternating tomato and mozzarella slices. Scatter with basil on top. Sprinkle lightly with sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Drizzle with olive oil.

 

Serve at room temperature. If desired, drizzle with keto blackberry balsamic sauce.

2

For the Blackberry Balsamic Drizzle:

Place blackberries and red wine vinegar in a blender. Blend until blackberries have broken down and thoroughly combined with vinegar. Pour mixture through a sieve (or cheesecloth) to remove seeds, skin, etc. Sweeten the vinegar mixture with monkfruit, using more or less to taste.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: approximately 4 tomato & mozzarella slices each, and 1 tablespoon dressing
Amount Per Serving: 226 Calories | 16.4g Fat | 6.1g Total Carbs | 1.8g Fiber | 3.6g Sugar | 13.6g Protein | 4.3g Net Carbs

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This classic Caprese salad recipe is kicked up with a delicious keto blackberry balsamic drizzle!

plate of keto caprese salad

This quick and fresh Caprese salad recipe has summer written all over it!

I love summertime food! Why? Because fresh and bright ingredients often take center stage. Plus, many sunny-season recipes are fast and easy to prepare.

Can’t get enough salads in the summertime? There are plenty more keto salad recipes right here!

fresh tomatoes with mozzarella cheese on plate

This simple keto Caprese salad recipe with blackberry balsamic drizzle is no exception. It’s gorgeous with vibrant red tomatoes paired with soft mozzarella cheese and julienned basil leaves. And not only is the Caprese salad presentation beautiful, it sure is tasty, too!

drizzle of blackberry vinaigrette

This easy-to-make blackberry balsamic has no added sugar!

Traditional balsamic glaze is loaded with sugar. In fact, many brands have up to 10g of carbs per tablespoon… Yikes! Because a balsamic drizzle is a welcome addition to a Caprese salad, I set out to make a keto-friendly version.

This simple blackberry glaze is sweetened with just a little monk fruit, and really steps things up from a traditional glaze!

Caprese salad

Hip tips for making this keto blackberry balsamic Caprese salad recipe:

  • If you don’t have a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth, you can try a creative household substitute. In fact, pantyhose and coffee filters have worked well for many peeps in a pinch!
  • To julienne fresh basil, simply stack the leaves together like sheets of paper. Then gently roll up the stack into a loose cigar shape. Using a very sharp knife, slice across the roll to make thin strips.
  • Choosing perfectly ripe tomatoes can be tricky. Juicier tomatoes are denser, while unripe tomatoes feel a bit light. You can also test a tomato by smelling near the stem. Ripe tomatoes should have a strong and slightly sweet, earthy odor.

ingredients for keto caprese salad

slicing tomatoes and fresh mozzarella

adding basil to caprese salad

berries in a blender with red wine vinegar

straining blackberry salad dressing

adding sweetener to salad dressing

drizzle of dressing on caprese salad

keto caprese salad plated


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Caprese Salad with Keto Blackberry Balsamic Drizzle

yield: 4 SERVINGS

prep time: 15 MINUTES

total time: 15 MINUTES

This classic Caprese salad is kicked up a keto-notch with a delicious blackberry balsamic drizzle!

Ingredients

Caprese Salad:

  • 3 medium vine-ripened tomatoes (or 3 large Roma tomatoes)
  • 8 oz. ball fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 10-12 fresh basil leaves, julienned into thin strips
  • 1 tablespoon high-quality extra virgin olive oil (more if desired)
  • sea salt flakes to taste
  • freshly ground pepper to taste

Blackberry Balsamic Drizzle:

Directions

1

For the Caprese Salad:

Cut the tomatoes and fresh mozzarella into approximately 1/4-inch slices (I cut my mozzarella ball in half first). Arrange on a plate, alternating tomato and mozzarella slices. Scatter with basil on top. Sprinkle lightly with sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Drizzle with olive oil.

 

Serve at room temperature. If desired, drizzle with keto blackberry balsamic sauce.

2

For the Blackberry Balsamic Drizzle:

Place blackberries and red wine vinegar in a blender. Blend until blackberries have broken down and thoroughly combined with vinegar. Pour mixture through a sieve (or cheesecloth) to remove seeds, skin, etc. Sweeten the vinegar mixture with monkfruit, using more or less to taste.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: approximately 4 tomato & mozzarella slices each, and 1 tablespoon dressing
Amount Per Serving: 226 Calories | 16.4g Fat | 6.1g Total Carbs | 1.8g Fiber | 3.6g Sugar | 13.6g Protein | 4.3g Net Carbs

Brought to you by Hip2Keto.

bite of caprese salad

This fruity Caprese salad recipe is a summertime favorite!

Shaking up the traditional Caprese salad with fresh and fruity blackberries in the glaze gives this easy side dish a sweet twist. Blackberries, and berries in general, are low in sugar and keto-friendly so you won’t need to worry about a significant sugar spike after enjoying this refreshing salad. Enjoy!


For another bright & sunny dish, try this yummy kale salad recipe!

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  1. Laura

    Just got done eating this, it was delicious!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Glad to hear you enjoyed this, Laura!

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