"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!" — stefychefy
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tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1 (16 ounce) package
fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/4-inch slices
ground black pepper
fresh basil leaves
extra-virgin olive oil
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 this...so light and refreshing! I will def be making this again~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)
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.
This recipe was excellent. Now that I know how easy it is to make a Balsamic Reduction, I will be making it more often.
Easy, yummy, loved by all. What else is there to say?
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!
My sister has made this for years! It really is an impressive dish. Beautiful colors and textures. Very refreshing!
I used roma tomatoes because they're less watery. I unfortunately didn't have fresh mozzarella so I used the regular stuff and it was still yummy (although fresh would have been way better). I didn't change anything else and it was a hit, much better than a standard caprese salads for sure. The honey was the what made it so delicious. Otherwise it would've just been another regular caprese salad.
Great recipe...took it to a gathering at a friend's and it was a big hit...what's nice is that I had some lactose-sensitive eaters and they could pick around the cheese which left extra for those that like it. It was such a pretty dish to pass!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 349
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