Cucumber caprese salad

    30 min

    Overlapping layers of tomatoes, cucumber, mozzarella and basil leaves are dressed with a balsamic vinegar reduction and olive oil in this simple but elegant caprese salad.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 6 

    • 120ml aged balsamic vinegar
    • 2 large plum tomatoes, thickly sliced
    • 1 large cucumber, peeled and thickly sliced
    • 225g fresh mozzarella cheese, thickly sliced
    • 40g fresh basil leaves
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • salt and ground black pepper to taste

    Method
    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Bring balsamic vinegar to the boil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Boil until reduced to about, 4 tablespoons of liquid, around 8 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
    2. Arrange tomatoes, cucumber, mozzarella slices and basil leaves in an alternating pattern on a small serving platter. Drizzle olive oil over the salad. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle the cooled balsamic vinegar on top. Serve immediately.

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