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Warm Caprese Stack

This stacked warm caprese salad is perfect for a low carb appetizer. Watch the video tutorial!

Warm Caprese Stack - low carb Italian appetizer recipe with 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 haven't used much and the flavor is fantastic!

Update! Check out my new recipe for zero carb balsamic vinegar! It's perfect for this recipe!

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 - low carb Italian appetizer recipe

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Warm Caprese Stack

Warm Caprese Stack

Yield: 2 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This stacked warm caprese salad is perfect for a low carb appetizer. 


  • 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


  1. Preheat the broiler.
  2. Cut the tomato and mozzarella into slices.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 Information
Yield 2 Serving Size Half the recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 265Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 44mgSodium 364mgCarbohydrates 8gNet Carbohydrates 6gFiber 2gSugar 5gProtein 14g
If you love Caprese, try my new version with avocado!



Tuesday 18th of July 2017

Wife would love to try!

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