These Low Carb Caprese Bites are a guilt-free blend of fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, and basil. Ideal for gatherings or a light snack. Try this simple recipe for a tasty, low-carb twist on the classic Caprese.
Caprese salad enthusiasts will might also delight in our Grilled Caprese Steak recipe, offering a flavorful twist on the classic favorite.
Why you'll love this low carb caprese bites recipe
- Deliciously Nutrient-Packed: Savor the robust flavors of marinated Bocconcini, cherry tomatoes, and basil leaves in every bite.
- Adaptable for All Diets: This versatile recipe caters to various dietary preferences, making it perfect for keto, low-carb, gluten-free, and vegetarian lifestyles.
- Guilt-Free Indulgence: Enjoy a satisfying and healthy appetizer that's diabetic-friendly and won't compromise your dietary goals.
- Effortless Elegance: Impress with minimal effort—these Caprese Skewers add a touch of sophistication to any gathering.
- Quick and Easy Prep: Whip up this recipe in no time, providing a tasty solution for busy schedules without sacrificing flavor or nutrition.
Here are some variations to this recipe:
- Mediterranean Twist: Enhance the flavor with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a sprinkle of dried oregano.
- Avocado Bliss: Introduce creamy avocado slices between the Bocconcini and cherry tomatoes for a rich and satisfying variation.
- Pesto Paradise: Elevate the taste by spreading a thin layer of homemade or store-bought pesto on each Bocconcini before assembly.
- Balsamic Glaze Delight: Swap out the balsamic vinegar drizzle for a balsamic glaze, adding a sweeter and more concentrated flavor.
- Prosciutto Perfection: Wrap each skewer with a slice of prosciutto for a delightful blend of savory and salty notes.
- Bocconcini: Creamy and bite-sized, these add a mild, milky flavor to each bite.
- Cherry tomatoes: Bursting with sweetness, these tomatoes provide a juicy and vibrant element.
- Fresh basil leaves: Fragrant and herbaceous, basil leaves contribute a refreshing and aromatic note to the bites.
- Balsamic vinegar (for drizzling): A finishing touch that brings a sweet and tangy complexity to each Low Carb Caprese Bite.
- White wine vinegar: Adds a gentle acidity to enhance the overall tangy profile of the marinade.
- Olive oil: Infuses a rich and smooth texture, bringing a luscious touch to the Bocconcini.
- Salt: Enhances the flavors by providing a subtle savory balance.
- Black pepper: Introduces a hint of warmth and a mild kick to complement the marinade.
- Dry oregano: Offers a touch of Mediterranean flair, adding an earthy and herby note.
See the recipe card for quantities.
Steps by step instructions
How to make these diabetic friendly caprese skewers?
STEP 1: Prepare the Bocconcini Marinade
- In a bowl, combine white wine vinegar, olive oil, salt, black pepper, and dry oregano.
- Add the Bocconcini to the marinade, ensuring they are well coated.
- Allow the Bocconcini to marinate for at least 30 minutes for optimal flavor.
STEP 2: Assemble the Caprese Bites
- Thread a marinated bocconcini, cherry tomato, fresh basil leaf and another bocconcini onto each skewer.
STEP 3: Drizzle with Balsamic Vinegar
- Arrange the skewers on a platter and just before serving, drizzle the assembled Low Carb Caprese Bites with balsamic vinegar for a sweet and tangy finish.
- Refreshing Pairing: Serve these Low Carb Caprese Bites as a delightful appetizer before a meal or during a holiday cocktail party or gathering.
- Wine Pairing: Pair with a crisp Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio for a refreshing and complementary experience.
- Cocktail Accompaniment: Accompany these bites with a Prosecco or a classic Low Carb Negroni for a touch of sophistication. You may also want more cocktail ideas with this Sugar Free Cocktail Recipes list.
- Stylish Serving: Consider using decorative cocktail spears or small picks for a festive and mess-free presentation of your Low Carb Caprese Bites.
- Chill for Freshness: Boost freshness by refrigerating the assembled bites for 15 minutes before serving.
- Greens Bed: Serve on a bed of arugula or spinach for a visually appealing and nutritious twist to your Caprese Bites.
Store any leftover Low Carb Caprese Bites in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Consume within 1-2 days for optimal freshness and flavor.
Frequently asked questions
Absolutely! Prepare the marinated Bocconcini in advance, assemble the skewers when ready to serve, and drizzle with balsamic vinegar for optimal freshness.
Yes, these Low Carb Caprese Bites are diabetes-friendly, offering a delicious and low-carb option. However, it's advisable to monitor portion sizes and consult with a healthcare professional for personalized dietary guidance.
Certainly! Feel free to experiment with herbs like fresh thyme or rosemary to customize the flavor profile of the Bocconcini marinade.
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Low Carb Caprese Bites
- 24 bocconcini balls cocktail size preferred
- 12 cherry tomatoes
- 12 fresh basil leaves
- 2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar to drizzle over the bites
- In a medium bowl whisk together the white wine vinegar, olive oil, salt, black pepper, and dry oregano. Add the bocconcini. Marinate for 30 minutes.
- Thread the marinated bocconcini, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and another bocconcini onto skewers. You may also want to change it up and use two cherry tomatoes and one bocconcini per bite.
- Arrange on a platter, just before serving, drizzle with balsamic vinegar.
- Boost freshness by refrigerating the assembled bites for 15 minutes before serving.
- Serve on a bed of arugula or spinach for a visually appealing and nutritious twist to your Caprese Bites.
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