Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction

Ingredients

  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 3 large tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 (16 ounce) package fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Directions

  • Step 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.

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  • Step 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.

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