Low Carb Bite Size Keto Caprese Appetizer Recipe
A bite size caprese salad you can serve at your next holiday party or potluck. Your guests will love this delicious Italian antipasto appetizer served as an amuse-bouche. Drizzle with a little bit of olive oil or a low sugar balsamic glaze round out that traditional caprese flavor.
You have the option to serve these right on a plater where you guest can pick up each keto amuse-bouche with their fingers or insert a toothpick through each one for ease of serving.
These mini keto caprese bites are fun to serve at a Halloween party as they remind me of monster eyeballs! This is a good way to get your kids to eat them too!
How to Make Low Carb Balsamic Glaze
Most store bought bottles of balsamic glaze are high in carbohydrates since the glaze is made by reducing balsamic vinegar with sugar. It’s easy to make a keto friendly balsamic glaze at home.
To make a low carb balsamic glaze, simmer one bottle of balsamic vinegar for 10 to 15 minutes until it has reduced by 1/2 to 2/3. The more you let it simmer, the thicker the glaze will be. To make it a little sweeter, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of powdered erythritol when you add the balsamic vinegar.
This sugar free balsamic glaze can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week or in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 months.
When selecting your balsamic vinegar, try to find one free of added emulsifiers and coloring. The higher quality balsamic vinegar that is aged tends to make the best keto balsamic glaze.
Topping Options for Keto Caprese
My favorite toppings for these low carb caprese appetizer bites are olive oil and low carb balsamic glaze. You can get creative and add other toppings too.
Try a drizzle of pesto. I like this brand by Mezzetta. It has 1 gram of carb per serving and 1 gram of fiber, so it is zero net carbs! Plus it is free of fillers. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases
Another delicious topping you can add to the keto caprese bites for some added crunch is nuts! Try crushed pine nuts or almonds.