Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction


When my daughter was deciding what she wanted for her birthday dinner she was considering antipasti, green garden, and then she hit upon a Caprese salad and knew that was what she wanted. She is my vinegar girl. The more vinegar the better something is for her.

Verdict:

This complete dish was gone by the end of the meal. Spend a bit more to get the real mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, and good vinegar to make this dish unbelievable. I added a bit of honey to my balsamic reduction to make it a tad sweeter because my bottle was a bit acidic. It is up to you to decide if you want to add a smidge of  honey to the balsamic reduction or not.

Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction

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"A simple salad with a delicious vinegar drizzle"

Ingredients:

  • 1 – 1/2 lbs cherry tomatoes, cut in half or quarters
  • 1 lb. fresh mozarella, cubed
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chiffonade
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey (as desired)

Directions:

  1. In a small heavy bottomed sauce pan bring balsamic vinegar and honey (if desired) to a slow simmer over medium heat. Once vinegar has started to simmer lower heat to medium-low. You want the vinegar to simmer not boil. Stir occassionally. Once vinegar has reduced by half and become thick remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
  2. In a bowl mix tomatoes, mozarella, and basil leaves. You can serve the balsamic reduction on the side or drizzled over the dish. Your choice! Refrigerate until ready to serve.

 

 

 

4 Comments Add yours

  1. syl65 says:

    Happy belated birthday to your daughter. A good salad should always be on the menu.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

      Like

      1. syl65 says:

        You’re welcome!

        Like

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