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 10g carbs.

Asparagus Caprese
  • 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

  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 them 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

447 calories
33.5 g fat
9.25 g carbohydrates
22.75 g protein
822 mg sodium
3 g dietary fiber

ultra-low-carb main dish lunch no bread sandwiches vegetarian gluten free calcium vitamin c anti inflammatory no bake