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Classic Caprese Salad with Balsamic Glaze

Classic Caprese Salad with Balsamic Glaze

This classic Caprese salad is a must to try. It’s hard to beat the classic flavor combination of fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil. However, this version adds another dimension by adding a rich and syrupy balsamic glaze instead of straight vinegar to top it off. This, combined with a really good quality extra virgin olive oil, is all you need to make this classic shine!

Ingredients for this Recipe :

  • 4 large ripe tomatoes
  • 12 oz. fresh mozzarella, large ball
  • 1 large bunch of fresh basil, washed and dried
  • 3 tbsp really good extra virgin olive oil.
  • 1 cup of balsamic vinegar
  • Sea salt and fresh-cracked black pepper, to taste
Salad with balsamic glaze

How to Make Classic Caprese Salad :

Step 1 :

Thoroughly wash and pat tomatoes and fresh basil dry. Slice tomatoes, working from top to bottom, into evenly sized slices approximately ¼” thick, and set aside. Discard the bottom and top slices. Cut fresh mozzarella into ¼” thick slices, as well.

Step 2 :

On each plate, start with a tomato slice, followed by mozzarella and a large, fresh basil leaf. Repeat this pattern until you’ve added 1 tomato and approximately 3 oz. of mozzarella to each plate, finishing each arrangement with a tomato slice. Drizzle with high-quality extra virgin olive oil.

Step 3 :

To make the balsamic glaze, heat 1 cup of good balsamic vinegar over medium-high heat until it begins to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the liquid is reduced to about 1/3 of its original volume, stirring continually. When the liquid becomes thick and syrupy, it is ready to use.

Step 4 :

Let glaze cool slightly before drizzling over the fresh tomato, mozzarella, and basil. Season with salt and pepper to taste and garnish with additional sprigs of fresh basil, if desired, Enjoy this Classic classic Caprese salad.

Caprese salad recipe

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Classic Caprese Salad with Balsamic Glaze

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Salad American
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes

Classic Caprese salad recipe, made with fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil, topped with rich balsamic glaze.

Ingredients

  • 4 large ripe tomatoes
  • 12 oz. fresh mozzarella, large ball
  • 1 large bunch of fresh basil, washed and dried
  • 3 tbsp really good extra virgin olive oil.
  • 1 cup of balsamic vinegar
  • Sea salt and fresh-cracked black pepper, to taste

Instructions

1

Thoroughly wash and pat tomatoes and fresh basil dry. Slice tomatoes, working from top to bottom, into evenly sized slices approximately ¼” thick, and set aside. Discard the bottom and top slices. Cut fresh mozzarella into ¼” thick slices, as well.

2

On each plate, start with a tomato slice, followed by mozzarella and a large, fresh basil leaf. Repeat this pattern until you’ve added 1 tomato and approximately 3 oz. of mozzarella to each plate, finishing each arrangement with a tomato slice. Drizzle with high-quality extra virgin olive oil.

3

To make the balsamic glaze, heat 1 cup of good balsamic vinegar over medium-high heat until it begins to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the liquid is reduced to about 1/3 of its original volume, stirring continually. When the liquid becomes thick and syrupy, it is ready to use.

4

Let glaze cool slightly before drizzling over the fresh tomato, mozzarella, and basil. Season with salt and pepper to taste and garnish with additional sprigs of fresh basil, if desired.

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