Caprese Salad


  • 2 c. balsamic vinegar
  • 3 whole ripe tomatoes, sliced thick
  • 12 oz. mozzarella cheese, sliced thick
  • fresh basil leaves
  • olive oil, for drizzling
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a small saucepan, bring balsamic vinegar to a boil over medium-low heat. Cook for 10 to 20 minutes, or until balsamic has reduced to a thicker glaze. Remove from heat and transfer to a bowl or cruet. Allow to cool.
  2. When you’re ready to serve, arrange tomato and mozzarella slices on a platter. Arrange basil leaves between the slices. Drizzle olive oil over the top of the salad, getting a little bit on each slice. Do the same with the balsamic reduction, making designs if you want. Store extra balsamic reduction in fridge for a later use.
  3. End with a sprinkling of kosher salt and black pepper. Serve as a lunch, with crusty bread. Or serve alongside a beef main course for dinner.


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