Asparagus Caprese "Sandwich"

By Nikki Sheriff

The dictionary says a sandwich has to have two slices of bread – but the dictionary isn’t trying to cut carbohydrates! This breadless Italian “sandwich” is stacked with savory delights and has fewer than 10 g carbs.

Asparagus Caprese
Ingredients
  • 3 thick slices tomato

  • 2 thick slices fresh mozzarella

  • 5 spears asparagus

  • 4 large fresh basil leaves

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 TBL olive oil

  • 1 TBL balsamic vinegar

  • parmesan shavings

Directions
  1. Simmer some water in a pan. Wash and trim the asparagus and slip it into the water. Let boil until the asparagus turns bright green, and then remove it and dump it into an ice water bath to stop it from cooking more.

  2. Place one tomato slice on a plate. Lay 2 basil leaves on top and then layer one slice of mozzarella. Season with salt and pepper. Place the asparagus on top of the mozzarella, followed by another tomato slice. Layer the rest of the basil, the other mozzarella slice, more salt and pepper and the last tomato slice. Drizzle on the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, more salt and pepper, and sprinkle on the Parmesan shavings.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
1
Calories - 344
Total Fat - 27g
Saturated Fat - 9g
Sodium - 680mg
Carbohydrates - 12g
Fiber - 3g
Sugars - 8g
Protein - 16g

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1 reply

ohneclue
ohneclue 2017-01-12 21:03:20 -0700 Report

You can get rid of 3 grams of sugar carbs if you DON'T drizzle the 1 T of balsamic vinegar on top of this sandwich for no good reason. It is NOTHING but sugar and completely unnecessary. Then, you only have 6.25 carbs for this meal.