Caprese Easy

Lettuce, cherry tomato, shredded cheese, egg, crouton, dressing of choice. This my friends is your typical, last-minute sort of salad that gets thrown on the table if you need another healthy side-dish. Well not anymore! Of course, this is a recipe I have found on Pinterest but it is a Pioneer Woman steal.
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the Caprese Salad.

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It was super easy, extremely elegant, and a family pleaser. My family loved the sweet, yet tangy, balsamic taste with the fresh basil and tomato on top of a delicious piece of mozzarella.

The recipe is as follows:

Ingredients
2 cups Balsamic Vinegar
3 whole Ripe Tomatoes, Sliced Thick
12 ounces, weight Mozzarella Cheese, Sliced Thick
Fresh Basil Leaves
Olive Oil, For Drizzling
Kosher Salt And Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Preparation Instructions:
In a small saucepan, bring balsamic vinegar to a boil over medium-low heat. Cook for 10 to 20 minutes, or until balsamic has reduced to a thicker glaze. Remove from heat and transfer to a bowl or cruet. Allow to cool.
When you’re ready to serve, arrange tomato and mozzarella slices on a platter. Arrange basil leaves between the slices.
Drizzle olive oil over the top of the salad, getting a little bit on each slice. Do the same with the balsamic reduction, making designs if you want. Store extra balsamic reduction in fridge for a later use.
End with a sprinkling of kosher salt and black pepper. Serve as a lunch, with crusty bread. Or serve alongside a beef main course for dinner.

This is definitely worth trying if you are bored with your typical lettuce leaf salad!

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Visit my Pinterest page (found in the about me section) under “I can taste it by looking at it” board for the quick link!

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