Caprese Salad

How to make Caprese Salad

– The perfect appetizer or side! This salad is layered with juicy fresh tomatoes, creamy fresh mozzarella, deliciously flavorful fresh basil, and it’s finished with rich extra virgin olive oil, and a mildly sweet and tangy balsamic glaze.

Ingredients:

– 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

– 1 1/2 tsp honey (optional*)

– 3 medium tomatoes, cut into 1/3-inch slices (about 20 oz.)

– 16 oz. fresh mozzarella, cut into 1/3-inch slices

– 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves

– 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

– Salt and freshly ground black pepper

– 2 Tbsp, about 8 – 11 minutes.

Instructions:

– Whisk together balsamic vinegar and honey in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat then reduce heat to low and let simmer until thickened and reduced down to nearly

– Pour into small bowl and let cool to room temperature, about 10 minutes.

– Layer tomato slices, fresh mozzarella slices and basil on a rimmed serving platter.

– Drizzle with olive oil, balsamic reduction and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

Notes:

*Honey may or may not be needed based on the brand of balsamic vinegar use (tartness/sweetness) and personal preference. You can omit if preferred or even increase the amount if preferred.

– This is also delicious with avocados slices, or a little minced garlic. Another option is to omit the balsamic glaze if preferred.

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