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Low Sodium Caprese Salad Bites Recipe (No Salt!)

These low sodium Caprese salad bites are a fantastic make ahead appetizer – with tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, basil and a simple vinegar & oil dressing. This no-salt recipe is ready in just 5 minutes and has only 6 ingredients total, making this a easy dish to bring to a party, BBQ, or cookout!

I make this easy no salt added appetizer every time we have guests over – and it always goes fast!  It’s great all year long – no matter when you’re entertaining, these no salt tomato basil skewers always hit the spot.

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I had some friends over this weekend for a movie night and whipped up a batch of these delicious salad bites before everyone got to the house. And not a single person noticed they were low sodium! Everyone loves them, they are fancy, and these little vegetarian skewers always go fast.

Not only are these caprese skewers delicious – they are absolutely perfect finger food for guests. Everyone can grab a few of their own skewers, and join the party. Just 1 tomato, a basil leaf, and 1 fresh mozzarella ball are the perfect bite!

These Low Sodium Caprese Salad Bites Are

  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • Herby
  • Tangy
  • Easy to Prep
  • Great to Make Ahead
  • Salt Free!
  • Vegetarian & Gluten Free

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Tasty Low Sodium Recipes with Cheese

I love this low sodium tomato mozzarella bites recipe, which does have cheese as a main ingredient. While a lot of cheeses can be high in sodium, there are a few options which can fit into a low sodium diet when eaten in moderation.  Here are a few of my favorite cheese options.

    • Fresh Mozzarella – I get fresh mozzarella packed in water, which can be lower in sodium than other cheeses. For example, this fresh mozzarella has just 40mg of sodium per serving. I love it on low sodium pizza, these caprese salad bites, and tossed with pasta and my salt free tomato sauce.
    • Ricotta Cheese – I love enjoying a low salt ricotta with lasagnas, pasta bakes, or just spread on toast with a drizzle of honey and fruit. This ricotta has just 50mg of sodium for a ¼ cup serving! You can even make your own ricotta (all you need is milk, vinegar, and cheesecloth), by following my easy recipe here.
    • Goat Cheese – creamy, tangy, and savory, goat cheese is fantastic spread on crackers and topped with jam or fruit. This goat cheese has 80mg of sodium per serving. 
    • If you have other favorite low sodium cheeses, let us know in the comments below!

What’s In These Mini Tomato Basil Skewers?

  • Cherry Tomatoes – which are the perfect size on these toothpicks!
  • Fresh Basil – I love buying a big package of fresh basil, and using the extra leaves to make my favorite low sodium pesto recipe!
  • Fresh Mozzarella – While mozzarella cheese can contain some sodium, I found that fresh mozzarella balls packed in water typically have less sodium overall. I used this fresh mozzarella which has just 40mg of sodium per serving (which is about 3 or 4 mozzarella balls). Always check the labels at your store – but I’d recommend starting with mozzarella cheese packed in water.
  • Aged Balsamic Vinegar: I use this aged balsamic vinegar because it has a really great flavor and a nice consistency for this recipe!
  • Really Good Extra Virgin Olive Oil: I like to use this fruity olive oil which has a fantastic flavor and deep color- it’s inexpensive & I like to keep a few liters stocked up in my pantry.  Olive oil has fantastic health properties too: it’s anti-inflammatory & can help fight heart disease.
  • Tellicherry Peppercorns: It’s amazing the flavor difference you can get with really good tellicherry black pepper.  Amazon has a generic tellicherry peppercorn which is the same price is buying pre-ground, and will add way more flavor to your recipes.

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Easy Low Sodium Snacks

If you’re looking for a quick bite or a snack that doesn’t have salt, these low sodium caprese salad bites are the perfect choice. Make this recipe with fresh water-packed mozzarella and a tangy splash of balsamic vinegar for flavor. 

The best part about these tomato cheese bites is that they require no cooking and are ready in about 5-10 minutes. Perfect for a quick snack attack!  You can see all our low sodium snack recipes here which are naturally low in salt & sodium.

How Do I Make These No Salt Added Caprese Tomato Basil Appetizers?

  1. Wash your tomatoes, drain the mozzarella, and pick the basil leaves from the stem.
  2. Take a toothpick and skewer a tomato, a basil leaf, and the mozzarella on the bottom (so the mozzarella can marinate).
  3. Place the mini skewers in a dish with at least a 1-inch lip. Repeat until all the tomatoes/cheese are finished.
  4. Pour the balsamic vinegar and olive oil over the skewers, and add fresh cracked black pepper.
  5. Serve immediately, or make up to 24 hours ahead of time.

 

How To Grow Fresh Basil Indoors, All Year!

One of my favorite low sodium cooking hacks is adding fresh herbs to everything I cook! I got this great 6-Pod Aerogarden which is fantastic for growing herbs in the winter. I love growing herbs on my countertop like fresh basil (see above recipe!), dill, mint, sage, thyme, parsley, and lemon balm. 

It uses LED lights and water, so no messy soil needed – you can have fresh herbs at your fingertips any time. I love picking a few springs of parsley to chop on pastas, adding basil leaves to soups, and tossing some dill in with my pasta salads. This Aerogarden also makes a great gift for anyone who would like fresh herbs… no big kitchen or green thumb required!

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An Easy Low Sodium Holiday Appetizer

Whether you are cooking an low sodium or low salt appetizer for yourself or for loved ones, this no salt added caprese snacks recipe is a major crowd pleaser!  I serve this all the time to guests who don’t even realize it’s low in sodium and has no salt added.

These bites are easy to make ahead of time, take between 5 and 10 minutes to prepare, and require no cooking. Let us know in the comments if you make these, and browse the rest of our low sodium holiday recipes and low sodium appetizers here!

More Low Sodium Appetizers You’ll Love!

Low Sodium Salsa Recipe (No Salt Added!)

Low Sodium Cornbread

No Salt Added Guacamole Dip Recipe

Low Sodium Pizza Sauce

Low Sodium Hummus Recipe (No Salt Added)

Get the Same Ingredients for These Low Salt Tomato Basil Mozzarella Skewers

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Low Sodium Caprese Salad Bites

These low sodium Caprese salad bites are a fantastic make ahead appetizer - with tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, basil and a simple vinegar & oil dressing. This no-salt recipe is ready in just 5 minutes and has only 6 ingredients total, making this a easy dish to bring to a party, BBQ, or cookout!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 8 servings (about 3 skewers each)
Calories 160 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella balls packed in water
  • 8 ounces cherry tomatoes
  • 4 ounces fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup aged balsamic vinegar
  • Fresh Cracked Black Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Wash your tomatoes, drain the mozzarella, and pick the basil leaves from the stem.
  • Take a toothpick and skewer a tomato, a basil leaf, and the mozzarella on the bottom (so the mozzarella can marinate).
  • Place the mini skewers in a dish with at least a 1-inch lip. Repeat until all the tomatoes/cheese are finished.
  • Pour the balsamic vinegar and olive oil over the skewers, and add fresh cracked black pepper.
  • Serve immediately, or make up to 24 hours ahead of time.

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 160kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 7gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 41mgPotassium: 134mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1078IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 174mgIron: 1mg

*Please note, all nutrition content is estimated based on the ingredients we used, it may vary based on your ingredients. Always check your nutrition labels to confirm amounts.

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