Keto Pesto Caprese Salad
Keto Pesto Caprese Salad Recipe – a low carb, super simple summery salad. Just 4 ingredients and no cook time! Paleo, gluten free, grain free, sugar free, clean eating, real food.
This keto pesto caprese salad is the simplest, most summery of all salads. It requires no cook time, no heat (hurray for not heating up the kitchen!) and is delicious served chilled or room temperature.
Perfect for summer cookouts.
Ingredients in Keto Pesto Caprese Salad
You need just 4 ingredients: tomatoes, mozzarella, pesto + fresh basil.
I love using cherry tomatoes and ciliegine (mini mozzarella balls in water) sliced in half. They’re roughly the same size, and make for the perfect bite.
I have a recipe for pesto, but store bought works just as well! If you have fresh basil I love adding that in for even more flavor and texture. But if you don’t have any it’s not essential.
Right before serving season with salt and pepper and your salad is ready!
The best thing about this salad is that you can eat it right away, or you can refrigerate it for up to 3 days. It’s also delicious served cold from the fridge, or at room temperature.
Perfect if you’re serving it to a crowd and don’t want to worry about keeping everything chilled.
Keto Pesto Caprese Salad
- 3 cups cherry tomatoes, cut in half
- 1 cup ciligiene, mini mozzarella balls in water, cut in half
- 1/4 cup pesto, or more to taste
- 1/4 cup fresh basil, thinly sliced
- kosher salt + pepper
- In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, mozzarella, pesto + basil. Toss to combine.
- You can serve immediately, or chill in the refrigerator for at least 3 days.
- Season with salt + pepper just before serving. (If you salt in advance in draws out a lot of the moisture in the tomatoes and makes the salad very soupy).
- Serve room temperature or chilled. Enjoy!
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8 Comments on “Keto Pesto Caprese Salad”
So yummy and fresh!!
So glad you liked it Alana!
The perfect salad for summer! My husband and I love this recipe! So easy to make and so delicious! Definitely an elevated version of a regular caprese salad!
I am so glad you liked my caprese salad Kelsey! Even better that your hubby liked it too!
So so so delicious!! I also half the pesto and double the basil but wow!!! My friend who usually just picks the cheese out of caprese salad loved this too. And all of my family. Great job Natalie! Thanks for such a wonderful crowd pleaser recipe.
I am so happy you liked my caprese salad Inna! Even better that a friend and your family did too! Thank you so much for the feedback, it really means the world to me.
This recipe was AMAZING! I feel like this will be a lunch staple all summer long! Thank you so much for sharing this simple yet mouth watering recipe.
I am so glad you liked my caprese salad Kelly! I love to hear that it turned out mouthwatering! I agree, it’s the perfect summer lunch.