Tomato caprese is one of my absolute favorite salads. I have been waiting forever for my basil to finally grow so that I can enjoy this fresh delicious salad. All I got were these two piddly little basil stems though, so I may be planting more soon.
Since I only had two little basil stems, I used them as a garnish instead of layering basil leaves between the cheese and tomatoes. My husband and I got to enjoy the basil all to ourselves since the boys were not exactly fighting over it.
I use a store bought balsamic glaze that I buy at a local specialty food store. When we travelled to Italy a few years ago we fell in love with a similar balsamic glaze (that was long ago devoured) so we were so excited to find one locally.
If you can't find a balsamic glaze, you can make a simple balsamic reduction. Pioneer Woman has easy to follow instructions.
You don't really need a recipe for this, but here ya go.
Fresh basil leaves
Balsamic glaze or balsamic reduction
Salt and fresh ground pepper (optional)
1. Layer slices of tomato and fresh mozzarella cheese on a platter, placing basil leaves between the slices or as a garnish.
2. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic glaze. Salt and pepper to taste if desired. I don't usually salt and pepper. The glaze has so much flavor on its own.
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