Monday, May 25, 2015

Corey's Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction

Corey's Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction

There are thousands of great Caprese Salad (hopefully), there is one more.  I love these salads and it is a great addition to my recipes for entertaining.  I wanted one with a balsamic glaze - and think this is really nice mix.  It is very simple to pull together and really completes many meals.  Since Pam does not like tomatoes - I will have to use this for entertaining!

Ingredients (serves 6-8)
1 1/2 cups Balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp Brown sugar
1 lbs Mozzarella cheese (fresh)
4 Tomatoes (vine ripe or Roma work well here)
1 large bunch of Basil, leaves removed from the stems
1/4 tsp Kosher salt
Pinch of Black pepper
2 tsp Olive oil

1. Add the balsamic vinegar and brown sugar into a sauce pan.  Bring to a boil, then lower and simmer for 22-25 minutes.  Removed the reduction from the heat and let cool.
2. Slice the tomatoes and Mozzarella cheese into even pieces.  Arrange the salad with alternative layers of tomatoes, cheese and basil.
3. Sprinkle kosher salt and black pepper atop the tomato mixture.
4. Drizzle the olive oil and the balsamic reduction atop the tomato mixture.

Serve and Enjoy!

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