You’ve seen those fun little fresh mozzarella balls (bocconcini) in the grocery store, but have you used them before? Now’s your chance! This keto bocconcini salad is an easy, simple way to try bocconcini that’s delicious for those on the keto diet or not!

Bocconcini salad is a type of Caprese salad that combines grape tomatoes, fresh mozzarella balls or bocconcini, fresh basil, garlic, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar for an amazingly easy and quick salad that takes only 10 minutes to put together.

You've seen those fun little fresh mozzarella balls (bocconcini) in the grocery store, but have you used them before? Now's your chance! This keto bocconcini salad is an easy, simple way to try bocconcini that's delicious for those on the keto diet or not! Tomatoes, fresh mozzarella balls, fresh basil, in a garlic, olive oil, balsamic vinaigrette for a caprese salad taste! Keen for Keto | keto salad | keto side dish
Keto Bocconcini Salad Recipe macronutrients

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What is Bocconcini?

Bocconcini is simply fresh mozzarella formed into little balls. They’re really great for the keto diet and go perfect in salads, like this low carb bocconcini salad. They’re also good for snacking.

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How to Make Keto Bocconcini Salad

Keto bocconcini salad is actually quite simple, but I thought you might like to see a few simple techniques (especially the garlic crushing) spelled out in photos. If you don’t need the extra info, just scroll down under this tutorial for the printable recipe card.

  1. Halve the tomatoes

    For this recipe, you can use grape tomatoes or cherry tomatoes. Just remember that cherry tomatoes have twice as many carbs per cup, so your carb count will be a bit higher if you use cherry tomatoes. The nutrition information for this bocconcini salad was calculated using grape tomatoes.halved grape tomatoes for bocconcini salad

  2. Mince and crush garlic

    Start by mincing the garlic. Take your knife blade and push it down sideways on top of the garlic, smashing it into the cutting board. This will release yummy flavorful juices.Crushing garlic for keto salad on keto diet

  3. Add all ingredients together

    Using your hands, rip each fresh mozzarella ball in half and add to the bowl with the tomatoes. Then add the rest of the ingredients to the salad and toss gently. These salad hands work great for tossing salad. For a little more flavor, you can also add all the dressing ingredients to a dressing shaker, let the flavors marry for a few hours in the fridge, and then pour over the salad. Ingredients for low carb bocconcini salad

Keto fresh mozzarella ball salad (bocconcini)

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Chopped Taco Salad

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Caprese Avocado Salad

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Keto Bocconcini Salad recipe

Keto Bocconcini Salad

Yield: 4 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

You've seen those fun little fresh mozzarella balls (bocconcini) in the grocery store, but have you used them before? Now's your chance! This keto bocconcini salad is an easy, simple way to try bocconcini that's delicious for those on the keto diet or not!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Rip the bocconcini (fresh mozzarella balls) in half.
  2. Add all ingredients to a medium bowl and toss gently. Spoon into bowls and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 237Total Fat: 16gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 200mgCarbohydrates: 7gNet Carbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 16g

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