Caprese salad is a simple appetizer with ripe juicy tomatoes layered between thick slices of fresh mozzarella and fragrant basil leaves. This Italian salad is drizzled with a sweet and tangy balsamic reduction, extra virgin olive oil, salt, and cracked pepper.
Nothing celebrates the essence of Italy than a beautifully arranged plate of vibrant tomatoes, creamy mozzarella cheese, and sweet basil. It’s all about selecting the ripest tomatoes in season. The natural sweetness and juicy flesh complement the delicate flavor of the cheese. Whole basil adds an herbaceous fresh element, with a slight licorice bite.
To add a little more excitement to the salad, I made a simple homemade balsamic glaze. The honey and vinegar reduce until syrupy, the perfect 2-ingredient flavor booster to add a little tang. Drizzled with the balsamic reduction, rich olive oil, salt, and pepper. This Caprese salad recipe is an elegant, low key antipasto….