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Have you tried heirlooms? These beautifully coloured tomatoes lack the genetic mutation that gives tomatoes their red colour. 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 Homemade Red Pesto.

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Serving size 3 skewers

Allergy information for Low-Carb Caprese Skewers

✔  Gluten free
✔  Egg free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
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Nutritional values (per serving, 3 skewers)

Net carbs7.1 grams
Protein24.5 grams
Fat27.4 grams
Calories384 kcal

Calories from carbs 8%, protein 26%, fat 66%

Total carbs10.2 gramsFiber3.1 gramsSugars4.4 gramsSaturated fat11.4 gramsSodium979 mg(43% RDA)Magnesium36 mg(9% RDA)Potassium536 mg(27% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 2 servings)

  • 2 cups baby heirloom or any cherry tomatoes (300 g/ 10.6 oz)
  • 2 cups baby mozzarella cheese balls (180 g/ 6.3 oz)
  • 1/2 cup mixed olives, pitted (60 g/ 2.2 oz)
  • 2 tbsp red or green pesto (30 g/ 1.1 oz) - you can make your own pesto
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil, or to taste


  1. Wash the tomatoes and basil. I used green and kalamata marinated in oregano and extra virgin olive oil. Low-Carb Caprese Skewers
  2. Mix the mozzarella with the pesto. Low-Carb Caprese Skewers
  3. Assemble the skewers by piercing the tomatoes, mozzarella and olives. Garnish with fresh basil. Serve immediately or store n the fridge for up to a day. Low-Carb Caprese Skewers

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 3 skewers)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Tomatoes, wild, fresh (heirloom)
3.2 g1.1 g0.5 g29 kcal
Mozzarella cheese, fresh (for salads)
2.5 g21.8 g14.3 g229 kcal
Green olives
0.1 g0.2 g2.3 g22 kcal
Kalamata olives
0 g0.3 g3.9 g38 kcal
Red Pesto, homemade (KetoDiet blog)
1.3 g1 g6.4 g66 kcal
Basil, fresh
0.1 g0.2 g0 g1 kcal
Total per serving, 3 skewers
7.1 g24.5 g27.4 g384 kcal
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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 (3)

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


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...


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