Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
- 4 plum tomatoes sliced
- 16 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese sliced
- 1/4 cup Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar
- 1/4 cup basil thinly sliced
- Arrange the tomatoes and mozzarella on a platter.
- In a small saucepan, add Balsamic Vinegar. Let it boil. Lower the heat and bring to a simmer .Cook until balsamic vinegar is reduced to about 1-2 tablespoons.
- Sprinkle the reduction over the tomatoes and mozzarella.
- Garnish with fresh basil.
- 230 Calories (kcal)
- 18 Fat (g)
- 11 Saturated Fat (g)
- 5 Carbohydrates (g)
- 1 Fiber (g)
- 4 Sugar (g)
- 13 Protein (g)
- 60 Cholesterol (mg)
- 65 Sodium (mg)
Various mozzarella recipes require the use of either fresh or old cheese. For satisfactory result, use the real thing or else you will get unsatisfactory result. Caprese salad is a classic and simple to prepare. This salad recipe specifies the use of fresh mozzarella.
The salad is easy to prepare and within 15 minutes, you will be done. You only need to combine layer the cheese and the tomatoes before drizzling over the balsamic vinegar. You end up with a sophisticated and delicious salad. Basil brings along its fragrance sweetness. It also pairs well with balsamic vinegar. Use fresh tomatoes.
Tomatoes are some of the popular vegetables and come in a wide variety, shapes, and flavor. Other than being juicy and sweet, they are valuable in your diet. You can use them in salads or can use in cooking food. Whichever, way you use them; they come with lots of health-enhancing properties.
When buying basil, Select basil bunches that are bright in color with fresh, fragrant leaves and firm stems. Do not buy if the bunches are wilted, yellowed or have black leaves. Basil is very perishable and for or short-term storage, refrigerate in a sealed resealable plastic bag for some days.
Buy cheese from specialist cheese shops, or groceries in supermarkets. Do not choose very old cheese. To ensure that you get the best cheese, you have to taste it. While in the shop, don't be afraid to ask for samples to feel to be exactly sure of what you are buying. Taste first with your nose, then with your mouth. You should expect a long length of flavor from a good cheese. In any cheese, you should look for a balance of flavors
Slice your mozzarella cheese into slices of similar thickness to that of the tomatoes. If your cheese is made up of big chunks, you need to drain them and then slice them uniformly. To get the right thickness of the mozzarella, when purchasing, look for the packages marked with pre-sliced but not sliced. It helps in getting perfect size.
` Caprese salad is best when all the ingredients used are still fresh. You should also feast on this wonderful salad while it is still fresh to enjoy its rich taste and flavor.