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.

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Nutritional values (per serving)

7.8 grams 1.6 grams 25.3 grams 29.7 grams 12 grams 405 calories
Total Carbs9.4grams
Fiber1.6grams
Net Carbs7.8grams
Protein25.3grams
Fat29.7grams
of which Saturated12grams
Calories405kcal
Magnesium46mg (11% RDA)
Potassium330mg (17% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (7.8%), protein (25.3%), fat (66.9%)

Ingredients (makes 2 servings)

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Instructions

  1. Peel and slice the cucumber.
    Low-Carb Berry Caprese Salad
  2. Wash and slice the strawberries.
    Make sure you get your cucumber and strawberries organic, they are on the Dirty Dozen Plus list for 2014!
    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 (or fruit vinegar) and extra virgin olive oil. Low-Carb Berry Caprese Salad
  6. Pour over the salad and add freshly chopped basil. Low-Carb Berry Caprese Salad I've tried different berries (see photo below) - avoid raspberries, strawberries work best in this recipe. Low-Carb Berry Caprese Salad
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By Martina Slajerova
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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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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.

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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: KetoDiet Blog: 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).

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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!!!

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Thanks Betty! Great that you added some electrolytes!

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

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

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