Caprese Salad

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Caprese Salad

Caprese salad, often called tomato-mozzarella salad is just the perfect combination of flavors. It looks great and it is very easy to make. Served as a party salad on a large platter this colorful salad looks amazing.
I like drizzling some balsamic vinegar reduction over the salad, which you can make at home or buy from the store. I’ll share with you how to make balsamic reduction yourself. It is pretty easy, but the smell is a little strong, while doing it.

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Caprese Salad



Here is the recipe for the salad:

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Caprese Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Caprese Salad (Tomato Mozzarella Salad)
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 2
Calories: 362 kcal
Author: Lyubomira L
Ingredients
  • 2 vine ripe tomatoes (1/4 inch slices)
  • 1/2 pound fresh mozzarella (1/4 inch slices)
  • 10 fresh basil leaves
  • extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar reduction for drizzling
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • (optional-you can sprinkle some dried oregano for more flavor)
Instructions
  1. Оn a large platter layer alternating slices of tomatoes and mozzarella and add a basil leave between each. Drizzle the salad with some extra virgin olive oil and decorate with balsamic vinegar reduction. Season with some salt and black pepper to taste.
  2. Balsamic reduction
  3. To make 1/2 cup of reduction you'll need about 1 cup balsamic vinegar.
  4. Set a deep sauce pan over medium heat and pour balsamic vinegar. Bring to a boil and let it reduce for 10-15 minute, depending on how thick you like it. Remove from heat when it is still pourable, because it will continue to thicken while it cools down. You can even pour it into a squeeze bottle if you'd like to achieve a nice decorating effect. You can use it when it cools to room temperature.
Nutrition Facts
Caprese Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 362 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 38%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Sodium 717mg 30%
Potassium 377mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 4g
Protein 26g 52%
Vitamin A 37.9%
Vitamin C 20.4%
Calcium 58.5%
Iron 4.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.