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Low-Carb Berry Caprese Salad

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Summer is almost over but I'm not ready for autumn spices... Don't worry, there will be plenty of meat stews and pumpkin recipes in the upcoming season!

So, if you don't mind, I'll focus on a couple more summer recipes featuring my favourite fruits - berries. Berries are perfect for making healthy low-carb, paleo-friendly treats and surprisingly good in savoury meals.

This salad is a variation of three of my existing recipes: Grilled Halloumi With Strawberry & Cucumber Salsa, Caprese Skewers and a more traditional Capri salad (recipe from my apps & book).

I was planning to post this recipe for over a year but I knew it needed some fine-tuning. Originally, it included raspberries but the mix of different flavours didn't turn out as expected and I decided to omit them from this recipe.

Hands-on Overall

Serving size about 1 1/2 cups

Allergy information for Low-Carb Berry Caprese Salad

✔  Gluten free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nut free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free

Nutritional values (per serving, about 1 1/2 cups)

Net carbs7.8 grams
Protein25.3 grams
Fat29.7 grams
Calories406 kcal
Calories from carbs 8%, protein 25%, fat 67%
Total carbs9.4 gramsFiber1.6 gramsSugars5.6 gramsSaturated fat12 gramsSodium911 mg(40% RDA)Magnesium46 mg(11% RDA)Potassium330 mg(17% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 2 servings)

  • 1/2 cup strawberries, sliced (75 g/ 2.7 oz)
  • 1 medium cucumber, sliced (200 g/ 7.1 oz)
  • 1 pack mozzarella cheese (200 g/ 7.1 oz)
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar (15 ml) -avoid sweet and syrupy types of balsamic
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (30 ml)
  • 2 tbsp basil, chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Peel and slice the cucumber.
    Low-Carb Berry Caprese Salad
  2. Wash and slice the strawberries.
    Low-Carb Berry Caprese Salad
  3. Place both in a serving bowl. Low-Carb Berry Caprese Salad
  4. Add mozzarella cheese. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Low-Carb Berry Caprese Salad
  5. Mix the balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil. Low-Carb Berry Caprese Salad
  6. Pour over the salad and add freshly chopped basil. Serve immediately or store in the fridge for up to a day. Low-Carb Berry Caprese Salad

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, about 1 1/2 cups)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Strawberries, fresh
2.2 g0.3 g0.1 g12 kcal
Cucumber, fresh
1.5 g0.6 g0.2 g12 kcal
Mozzarella cheese, fresh (for salads)
2.8 g24.3 g15.9 g254 kcal
Balsamic vinegar, dark (excludes sweet, syrupy vinegar)
1.4 g0 g0 g7 kcal
Olive oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g13.5 g119 kcal
Basil, fresh
0.1 g0.2 g0 g1 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Salt, pink Himalayan rock salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving, about 1 1/2 cups
7.8 g25.3 g29.7 g406 kcal

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Martina Slajerova

I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (6)

Most of your recipes have low protein and fat, that doesn't make sense to me because keto is high fat and protein. If you're in this to loose weight, you don't have to limit fat and protein to do that. One wonders how you survive on such low macros. I wish they were as they should be, so I don't have to change all of the recipes in different ways to bring them up.

Amanda, there is hundreds of recipes on my blog and the vast majority of them are below 7 g net carbs, provide sufficient protein and fat. This recipe is meant to be served as a light dish, salad or a side dish. If you need different macros then I suggest you filter for "mains" in the recipe category: Recipes
Secondly, if that were true, all of us would have to follow the same diet and aim for the same macros. That is certainly not the case: (KetoDiet Buddy - Easy Macro Calculator for the Ketogenic Diet). In fact, depending on the target, some people may have to limit their fat intake even below the "ideal" keto ratio (see books by Volek & Phinney for more information).

Made it yesterday and was surprised how well the ingredients go together. I also added half an avocado because it was not enough for me - Delish!!!

Thanks Betty! Great that you added some electrolytes!

What a great idea for summer salad! How about the fruit vinegar? Do you use any sweetener in it?

Thanks Katie! Yes, it's better if you use sweetened fruit vinegar. I use stevia or erythritol to sweeten mine up 😊