Caprese Skewers

Have you tried heirlooms? These beautifully colored tomatoes lack the genetic mutation that gives tomatoes their red color. Not only they are far more flavourful and juicy than regular tomatoes, but they're also more nutritious!

It's up to you whether you use the skewers or make a regular Caprese salad using my Home-made Red Pesto.

|Caprese SkewersPreparation time


Nutritional values (per serving, 3 skewers):

Total Carbs10.2grams
Net Carbs7.1grams
of which Saturated11.4grams

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (7.6%), protein (26.2%), fat (66.2%)
(Or 2.4 g net carbs per 1 skewer)

|Caprese SkewersIngredients (makes 2 servings):

  • 2 cups baby heirloom or cherry tomatoes (300g / 10.6 oz)
  • 2 cups baby mozzarella cheese balls (180g / 6.3 oz)
  • ½ cup mixed olives, pitted (60g / 2.2 oz)
  • 2 tbsp red or green pesto, try Home-made Red Pesto
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil (I used Greek basil which has smaller leaves)

Note: When looking for ingredients, try to get them in their most natural form (organic, without unnecessary additives).

|Caprese SkewersInstructions:

  1. Wash the tomatoes and basil. I used green and kalamata marinated in oregano and extra virgin olive oil.
  2. Mix the mozzarella with the pesto.
  3. Assemble the skewers by piercing the tomatoes, mozzarella and olives. Garnish with fresh basil.
    Enjoy! :-)

Comments (4) -

Sim78 10/24/2013 12:25:26 PM #

Nice twist to caprese salad, making this for my Bday party, thanks!


Courtney 10/25/2013 11:29:49 PM #

Beautiful! Love the tomatoes. I haven't seen them anywhere though :-( Any idea where to get them?


Martina @ KetoDiet 10/26/2013 12:55:38 PM #

Thank you! I got them at Tesco UK (organic heirloom tomatoes). I think they are seasonal, they only started selling them a few weeks ago...


Katrice Tansey 1/3/2015 6:06:09 PM United States #

I love this site - its so usefull and helpfull.|


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