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Caprese Salad

10 minutes | Yield: 4-6 Servings


  • 3 medium fresh tomatoes, sliced
  • 4 oz fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • salt and pepper
  • ¼ cup balsamic reduction (see NOTES)
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • extra-virgin olive oil for garnish


  1. Lightly salt and pepper one side of each tomato slice.
  2. On a medium-sized platter, layer the tomato slices alternatively with the mozzarella slices and basil leaves
  3. Drizzle the balsamic glaze over the top of the salad.
  4. serve with a slight drizzle of the extra-virgin olive oil when serving or just before.

To make the balsamic reduction, add 1½ cups of good-quality balsamic vinegar to a medium-sized pan over medium-high heat. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until thickened. Don’t reduce too much, or it will become bitter.