Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction Recipe -
Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction

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"Tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil drizzled with a sweet balsamic reduction and olive oil. Easy, impressive and delicious! Most grocery stores now sell prepared balsamic reductions. Surprisingly it's just as good!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  1. Stir balsamic vinegar and honey together in a small saucepan and place over high heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer until the vinegar mixture has reduced to 1/3 cup, about 10 minutes. Set the balsamic reduction aside to cool.
  2. Arrange alternate slices of tomato and mozzarella cheese decoratively on a serving platter. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper, spread fresh basil leaves over the salad, and drizzle with olive oil and the balsamic reduction.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 02, 2012

YUM! I only had grape tomatoes and small fresh mozzarella balls, so I went w/ it. The flavors were wonderful and the basalmic reduction really added something special to light and refreshing! I will def be making this again~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 11, 2013

I made this for recipe group pick the week of May 27. I halved this which made it hard to keep track of when the reduction was at 1/3 but I ended up with about 1.5 oz. The honey was getting low so I only ended up with half and thought it could use more, but not much. I would probably go for 2/3 or 3/4 the amount rather than half. The cheese had next to no flavor. I won't make it again unless I can find an Italian buffalo mozzarella, even though the recipe doesn't specify. It was good, but for our taste it wasn't great.

Aug 29, 2012

This recipe was excellent. Now that I know how easy it is to make a Balsamic Reduction, I will be making it more often.

Aug 16, 2012

Easy, yummy, loved by all. What else is there to say?

Jul 22, 2013

First timer on the balsamic reduction. It took longer for the "reduction" part than 10 minutes for me. I was afraid I'd ruined it. But it tasted marvelous. My son and husband loved the salad and the reduction. I'll be doing this once a week until summer ends.

Jul 31, 2012

My sister has made this for years! It really is an impressive dish. Beautiful colors and textures. Very refreshing!

Sep 02, 2012

Oooooh that was good! Be sure to buy good quality tomatoes from a local Farmer's Market if possible. Quality makes all the difference! I accidentally used 1/3 cup honey, but it was fantastic anyway!

Jul 19, 2013

Caprese salad is easy, delicious and healthy. The balsamic and honey drizzle just made it even more amazing. I do recommend using tomatoes and basil that have never been refrigerated if possible. I also recommend not having leftovers. Although still very tasty, no comparison to the taste of fresh vs. after sitting in the fridge. Love this!


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  • Calories
  • 580 kcal
  • 29%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.8 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 89 mg
  • 30%
  • Fat
  • 38.8 g
  • 60%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 22 g
  • 44%
  • Sodium
  • 331 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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