This stacked warm caprese salad is perfect for a low carb appetizer. Watch the video tutorial!
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Tomato, basil, mozzarella. Such a classic Italian combination of flavors – and this dish really highlights all three of them! I've also added a little balsamic vinegar – it's the only vinegar that contains any carbs, but I haevn't used much and the flavor is fantastic!
Watch the video tutorial or scroll down for the full instructions and printable recipe card!
How to Make a Warm Caprese Stack
Using a serrated knife, cut a beefsteak tomato into thin slices. Slice a ball of mozzarella into the same number of slices as the tomato. On a baking sheet lined with foil or a silicone mat, place two slices of tomato. Then add a slice of mozzarella and a large fresh basil leaf.
Keep layering, finishing with mozzarella. Grind some black pepper over the top.
Place under a preheated broiler for 4-5 minutes or until the mozzarella starts to melt. Use a slotted spatula/turner to transfer the stacks to a serving plate.
Quickly whisk together a little balsamic vinegar and olive oil, then drizzle it over the top. Add extra fresh basil leaves and serve.Warm Caprese Stack - an Italian #lowcarb appetizer Click To Tweet
- 1 beefsteak tomato
- 1 fresh mozzarella ball
- 4-6 fresh basil leaves, plus extra for garnish
- black pepper
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
- Preheat the broiler.
- Cut the tomato and mozzarella into slices.
- Place two tomato slices on a baking sheet (lined with a silicone mat or foil). Add layers of basil, mozzarella and more tomato, finishing with mozzarella.
- Grind black pepper over the stacks and place under the broiler for 4-5 minutes or until the cheese has started to melt. Transfer to two serving plates.
- Whisk together the balsamic and oil, then drizzle it over the top of each stack and serve.
6g net carbs per serving
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Nutrition InformationYield 2 Serving Size Half the recipe
Amount Per ServingCalories 265Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 44mgSodium 364mgCarbohydrates 8gNet Carbohydrates 6gFiber 2gSugar 5gProtein 14g
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