Caprese Salad
INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes
  • Servings: 8
  • Preparation Time: 25 minutes
  • 2 cups balsamic vinegar
  • 3 ripe tomatoes
  • 12 ounces fresh mozzarella, thickly sliced
  • Large bunch fresh basil leaves
  • Olive oil
  • Large pinch kosher salt
  • Large pinch freshly ground black pepper
DIRECTIONS
  1. Measure the balsamic vinegar and pour into a saucepan. Bring it to a gentle boil over a low heat. Cook it until the balsamic vinegar has reduced to a nice thick glaze, about 15 minutes. Allow the reduction to cool to room temperature before you serve it.
  2. Cut the tomatoes into thick slices. Arrange them on a platter, alternating them with the mozzarella slices. Tuck the whole basil leaves in between the tomato and cheese slices.
  3. Drizzle the balsamic reduction and olive oil. Top off with a pinch of salt and a pinch of pepper
RECIPE BACKSTORY
Online recipe for a classic caprese salad.