Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction

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  • Published Jun 8th
  • Ready In25m
  • Servings4
  • Calories580
Tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil drizzled with a sweet balsamic reduction and olive oil. Easy, impressive and delicious! Most grocery stores now sell prepared balsamic reductions. Surprisingly it's just as good!

Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction for 4 servings:

  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 large tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 (16 ounce) package fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction Cooking Instructions

  • Prep15m
  • Cook10m
  • Ready In25m

To cook Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction, you need about 15 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction is about 10 minutes , and you can serve your Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction within 25 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction easily:

  1. 1 Stir balsamic vinegar and honey together in a small saucepan and place over high heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer until the vinegar mixture has reduced to 1/3 cup, about 10 minutes. Set the balsamic reduction aside to cool.
  2. 2 Arrange alternate slices of tomato and mozzarella cheese decoratively on a serving platter. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper, spread fresh basil leaves over the salad, and drizzle with olive oil and the balsamic reduction.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 580 calories; 38.8 grams of fat; 34.8 grams of carbohydrates; 22 grams of protein; 89 milligrams of cholesterol; 331 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Oct 6th 2014

    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 exactl ...

  2. Jul 9th 2014

    Nothing screams summer to me more than a nice caprese salad! I cut back the balsamic to about 1/4 cup and just added about 1 tablespoon of honey. Even after reduced slightly, it was more tha ...

  3. Mar 22nd 2014

    Excellent recipe, will make again. I made a salad with the ingredients by simply tossing them together about 30 mins before dinner. I got rave reviews from our company. Very fresh tasting. ...

  4. Jul 22nd 2013

    First timer on the balsamic reduction. It took longer for the "reduction" part than 10 minutes for me. I was afraid I'd ruined it. But it tasted marvelous. My son and husband loved the salad ...

  5. May 28th 2013

    Balsamic reduction was entirely too sweet for my taste otherwise the recipe is delicious and simple. Next time I will start with 1 Tablespoon of honey and adjust accordingly. Fresh quality i ...

  6. Sep 2nd 2012

    Oooooh that was good! Be sure to buy good quality tomatoes from a local Farmer's Market if possible. Quality makes all the difference! I accidentally used 1/3 cup honey, but it was fantas ...

  7. Aug 29th 2012

    This recipe was excellent. Now that I know how easy it is to make a Balsamic Reduction, I will be making it more often.

  8. Aug 16th 2012

    Easy, yummy, loved by all. What else is there to say?

  9. Aug 2nd 2012

    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 this...so light and ...