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Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction

Easy

Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction

Nadia Boachie

Nadia Boachie

Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction

Method

Salad 1 Steps

  • Step 1

    On a large platter arrange tomato, mozzarella and basil leaves, alternating and overlapping them. Drizzle with oil. Season salad with salt and pepper.

Balsamic Reduction  4 Steps

  • Step 1

    Heat balsamic vinegar in a small pot or saucepan over medium heat. If adding sugar, combine both into the pot and heat together.

  • Step 2

    Bring to a gentle boil, then reduce heat to medium-low heat and let simmer, stirring occasionally, until the vinegar thickens and is reduced to about 1/2 cup (about 20 minutes). It should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. If simmering with sugar, it will take about 8-10 minutes to reduce.

  • Step 3

    Remove from heat and allow to cool completely before serving (about 15 minutes).

  • Step 4

    Drizzle over Caprese salad and serve.

Tags:

Toronto Recipes

Cooking At Home

Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction

Easy

Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction

Nadia Boachie

Nadia Boachie

Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction

Yields:

Serves 4

Prep Time:

0 hours 5 mins

Cook Time:

0 hours 15 mins

5.0

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Ingredients

Salad

  • 2 pounds (about 4 large) vine-ripened tomatoes, sliced 1/4-inch thick

  • 1 pound fresh mozzarella, sliced 1/4-inch thick

  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, packed

  • 3 to 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • Fine sea salt, to taste

Balsamic Reduction 

  • 2 cups good quality balsamic vinegar

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (optional)

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Method

Salad 1 Steps

  • Step 1

    On a large platter arrange tomato, mozzarella and basil leaves, alternating and overlapping them. Drizzle with oil. Season salad with salt and pepper.

Balsamic Reduction  4 Steps

  • Step 1

    Heat balsamic vinegar in a small pot or saucepan over medium heat. If adding sugar, combine both into the pot and heat together.

  • Step 2

    Bring to a gentle boil, then reduce heat to medium-low heat and let simmer, stirring occasionally, until the vinegar thickens and is reduced to about 1/2 cup (about 20 minutes). It should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. If simmering with sugar, it will take about 8-10 minutes to reduce.

  • Step 3

    Remove from heat and allow to cool completely before serving (about 15 minutes).

  • Step 4

    Drizzle over Caprese salad and serve.

Tags:

Toronto Recipes

Cooking At Home

Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction