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Caprese Salad with Balsamic Glaze

Caprese Salad with Balsamic Glaze is an easy elegant salad. Ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil drizzled with a sweet balsamic glaze and olive oil.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 1 serving


  • 1 Large Vine Ripe Tomatoes-3 thick slices
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Basil-Chiffonade
  • 2 Slices Fresh Mozzarella
  • 1 Tablespoons f Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Balsamic Glaze Make your own or store bought glaze
  • Sea Salt and Freshly Cracked Pepper to Taste

Balsamic Glaze

  • 1 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated Sugar


Balsamic Glaze

  • In a small sauce pan add 1 cup of balsamic vinegar and 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar
  • Make sure you have good ventilation , turn on your vent hood and bring the mixture up to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat and lower it to a simmer for about 15-20 minutes .
  • The glaze should coat a back of a spoon when reduced enough and it should be approximately 1/3 of a cup.
  • Remove from heat and let it cool completely , it will thicken more as it cools

Caprese Salad

  • Slice Tomatoes in about 1/4 inch thick slices and slice mozzarella if it isn't already sliced
  • Roll the basil leaves and cut in strips ** See Notes below
  • On a plate alternate 3 Tomato slices and 2 slices of fresh mozzarella
  • Drizzle with Olive Oil
  • Drizzle with Balsamic Glaze
  • Sprinkle the basil on top and you can even put whole leaves between layers
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Serve Immediately



You can make your own Balsamic glaze or buy it already made. I have done this both ways and they are equally as good. Honestly it is just easier to buy it already made. 
Another option is flavored balsamic is fantastic on this salad. I have used a raspberry balsamic and Pomegranate balsamic .  
Click HERE to see on Facebook how to Chiffonade Basil , Or Here on Youtube 
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