Caprese salad with balsamic reduction

    25 min

    This Italian salad of sliced tomato, fresh mozzarella and basil gets a drizzle of sweet, balsamic vinegar reduction for a flavour boost.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 250ml balsamic vinegar
    • 4 tablespoons honey
    • 3 large tomatoes, cut into 1cm slices
    • 450g fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 20g fresh basil leaves
    • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Stir balsamic vinegar and honey together in a small saucepan and place over high heat. Bring to the boil; reduce heat to low and simmer until the vinegar mixture has reduced to about 80ml, about 10 minutes. Set the balsamic reduction aside to cool.
    2. Arrange alternate slices of tomato and mozzarella decoratively on a serving platter. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper; spread fresh basil leaves over the tomatoes and drizzle with olive oil and the balsamic reduction.

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    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 light and refreshing! I will def be making this again~YUM! Thanks for sharing.  -  02 Aug 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe was excellent. Now that I know how easy it is to make a Balsamic Reduction, I will be making it more often.  -  29 Aug 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    First time I tried this, it wouldn't reduce to 1/3 cup even after simmering for 30 minutes. When it cooled off it was very gluey in consistency. Tried again, and followed directions exactly (simmered 10 mins), and after it cooled it was the PERFECT consistency. It does NOT reduce down much so I only make about 1/2 the recipe, but it makes a delicious caprese and is SUPER EASY.  -  06 Oct 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)