Easy Keto Caprese Salad with Blackberry Balsamic Drizzle

Keto Caprese Salad with 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 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 stevia to taste. For a glaze-like consistency, add a pinch of xanthan gum and whisk well to combine and thicken.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: approximately 4 tomato & mozzarella slices each
Amount Per Serving: 218 Calories | 16.4g Fat | 4.9g Total Carbs | 1.1g Fiber | 3g Sugar | 13.4g Protein | 3.7g Net Carbs

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

capresse salad with blackberry balsamic glaze

This quick and fresh Caprese salad recipe has summer 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.

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!

a forkful of Caprese salad with blackberry balsamic glaze

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 deliciously sweet and perfectly tart blackberry balsamic recipe has only 1 carb per tablespoon! 🙌

keto caprese salad on plate

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

    • If you don’t have a sieve 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.

a cutting board with tomatoes, basil, and freshly sliced mozzarella

Keto Caprese Salad

spoonful of blackberry balsamic glaze over caprese

caprice salad with balsamic glaze


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Keto Caprese Salad with 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 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 stevia to taste. For a glaze-like consistency, add a pinch of xanthan gum and whisk well to combine and thicken.

Additional Notes

Main nutritional information is for Caprese salad only.

Values for the blackberry balsamic drizzle are as follows:

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Yield: 8 servings, Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 4, Total Carbohydrates: 0.7g, Fiber: 0.4g, Sugar: 0.3g, Net Carbohydrates: 0.3g, Total Fat: 0g, Protein: 0.1g

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: approximately 4 tomato & mozzarella slices each
Amount Per Serving: 218 Calories | 16.4g Fat | 4.9g Total Carbs | 1.1g Fiber | 3g Sugar | 13.4g Protein | 3.7g Net Carbs

Brought to you by Hip2Keto.

fork with blackberry balsamic 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 keto-approved fruits 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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