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
May 28, 2013

Balsamic reduction was entirely too sweet for my taste otherwise the recipe is delicious and simple. Next time I will start with 1 Tablespoon of honey and adjust accordingly. Fresh quality ingredients are key and the finished dish makes a nice presentation. Ideal dish for fresh garden tomatoes and homegrown basil. I like to add Kalamata olives and steamed asparagus spears. (recipe made for *RECIPE GROUP*).

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?

Oct 06, 2014

First time I tried this, it wouldn't reduce to 1/3 cup even after simmering for 30 minutes. When it cooled off it was very gluey in consistency. Tried again, and followed directions exactly (simmered 10 mins), and after it cooled it was the PERFECT consistency. It does NOT reduce down much so I only make about 1/2 the recipe, but it makes a delicious caprese and is SUPER EASY.

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.

Mar 22, 2014

Excellent recipe, will make again. I made a salad with the ingredients by simply tossing them together about 30 mins before dinner. I got rave reviews from our company. Very fresh tasting. One thing I didn't realize was how strong the kitchen smelled of vinegar while making the reduction. It made eyes water. If you can, open a window while making it or cook it well before company comes so you can air out the room. Just a side note, but it is very tasty.

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!


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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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