Appetizers/ Gluten Free/ Low Carb

Parmesan Cheese Baskets

Parmesan Cheese Baskets

Parmesan cheese baskets are so simple to make.  It’s basically a bowl made out of cheese!  Fill with a salad or even a chilli.  Eat the contents, then eat the bowl!  A great low carb and gluten free dish.  You can make mini bowls or medium sized ones.  Mini bowls could make a pretty and delicious appetiser.   Fried cheese.  It just keeps on giving!

Parmesan Cheese Baskets

This is for cheese fans and is a great low carb/gluten free way to serve a salad! Using Parmesan that is cooked in a pan.  You could add herbs and spices to the cheese mixture too.  Make it your own and have a play around with the flavours. I had this for lunch today and in the bowl put cherry tomatoes, baby mozzarellas, olives, salad leaves and a handful of basil leaves.  As well as looking bright and colourful it was tasty and delicious.

You don’t have to make a bowl with this, you could cook the Parmesan and then leave it to cool.  Break off pieces to put over salad or soup.  Or just nibble on it as a snack. Cheesy goodness!

INGREDIENTS

2 cups Grated Parmesan Cheesse

METHOD

  • Heat a frying pan on a low to medium heat.
  • Scatter about 1/2 cup of Parmesan all over the frying pan and covering it in a thin layer.

Parmesan Cheese Baskets

  • Cook for 2-3 mins on one side, then flip over to cook the other side.

Parmesan Cheese Baskets

  • Remove from pan and place on a bowl.  Press around the bowl and leave to cool.  (I used a small soup bowl).   You could use a smaller bowl.  Or fashion it into another shape.  Rather like a glass blower!

Parmesan Cheese Baskets

  • Remove the Parmesan cheese basket and fill with filling of your choice.

Parmesan Cheese Baskets

  • Eat and enjoy!

Parmesan Cheese Baskets

Makes 4 small baskets.

Nutritional Info per basket – 216 Calories, 14g Fat, 19g Protein, 2g Total Carbs, 0g Fibre, 2g Net Carbs

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5 Comments

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    Eileen
    September 18, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Wow how awesome are your recipes… I just started a low carb diet and you have inspired me to be able to eat right and be satisfied… not salad all the time! ??

    • Reply
      Divalicious
      September 18, 2014 at 11:25 am

      Thanks for the kind words Eileen! Glad you found me and hope you enjoy the recipes!

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    seecatpurr
    October 11, 2012 at 3:33 am

    You’re brilliant! Love love love… will stuff with taco meat and veggies.

    • Reply
      Divalicious
      October 13, 2012 at 9:36 am

      Shucks! So glad you like it and thanks for popping by!

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    dubaigirlrants@wordpress.com
    September 14, 2011 at 8:29 am

    Genius use of a bowl and the result looks stunning!

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