If you are looking for a low carb snack, it can be difficult to find something satisfying. These Keto Cucumber Caprese Appetizers are sure to satisfy your cravings for something yummy and crunchy.
These amazing little bites are great for snack time no matter what time of day it is. This is because it provides the delicious flavors of mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, and tart tomatoes.
The flavors aren’t the only thing that drives this snack though. These Keto Cucumber Caprese Bites also marry some amazing textures. The crunch from the cucumber, the creaminess from the mozzarella and the pop of the cherry tomatoes are sure to please your palate.
No matter when you decide to enjoy these delicious snacks, you are sure to be satisfied. Especially because you don’t have to break ketosis to feel as though you are indulging.
What Kind of Cheese Can You Use in These Appetizers?
These delicious little bites are perfect when paired with mozzarella cheese. You will want to choose the freshest variety that you can find so it provides the perfect creamy texture. If you wanted to substitute goat cheese, you could but it won’t provide the same caprese taste.
How Long Does It Take to Make These Cucumber Caprese Bites?
The good news when it comes to this snack, is that it takes only 10 minutes to prepare from start to finish. There is no cooking required and everything is ready to eat in about 10 minutes. They are perfect as a quick snack or even as a lunch dish.
What Kind of Tomatoes are Used for These Caprese Appetizers?
We like to use halved cherry tomatoes to make these little bites. They provide the perfect bite to these snacks. The burst of the plump cherry tomatoes provides a nice texture. While you can use regular sliced tomato, it won’t provide the same pop as the cherry tomatoes do.
Are Cucumbers Keto Friendly?
Believe it or not, cucumbers are actually one of the lowest carb vegetables you can choose to eat. They are not only keto friendly, but they are also very good for you no matter how you eat it.
Cucumbers only have around 1.5 grams of net carbohydrates per half a cup when they are sliced. This is because most cucumbers consist of mainly water with the rest of the content being fiber and net carbs. There are such small amounts of net carbohydrates in cucumbers that they make the perfect addition dips, salads and appetizers just like theses ones.
How to Make These Keto Cucumber Caprese Appetizers
These delicious keto friendly snacks are so easy to make. In fact, you will probably want to enjoy them several times a week. They are flavorful, delicious and won’t take you off the keto diet.
To make These Keto Cucumber Caprese Appetizers you are going to need:
- Mozzarella cheese
- Cherry tomatoes
- Fresh basil
- Balsamic vinegar
- Salt and pepper
Step 1: Get started
Start by placing 8 slices of cucumber in a single layer on a plate.
Step 2: Start Topping
Top each cucumber slice with a half ounce slice of your fresh mozzarella cheese.
Step 3: Layer it up
Add half of a cherry tomato to the top of the mozzarella on each slice of cucumber.
Step 4: Sprinkle
Sprinkle some salt and pepper over top of each tomato to taste.
Step 5: Drizzle
Drizzle some balsamic vinegar over each cucumber caprese bite.
Step 6: Serve
Serve them and Enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Make These Keto Cucumber Caprese Bites Ahead of Time?
If you want to make these delicious little morsels ahead of time you can. Just assemble them and store them in the refrigerator in an airtight container until you are ready to serve them.
Can These Keto Cucumber Caprese Bites Been Used as a Main Dish?
If you want to serve these Keto Cucumber Caprese Bites as a main dish, you can add some things to make it a full meal. These make an especially light and delicious lunch. Pair them with a side salad or even use them as a side to your favorite keto friendly protein.