Caprese Salad - (Nance & Robyn make the same recipe)
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appetizer, salad, side dish
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Balsamic Vinegar
  • 3 (or more) whole Ripe Tomatoes, Sliced Thick
  • 12 ounces Mozzarella Cheese, Sliced Thick
  • Fresh Basil Leaves
  • Olive Oil, For Drizzling
  • Kosher Salt And Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Instructions
  1. In a small pot, bring balsamic vinegar to a boil over medium-low heat (or get annoyed and turn the heat up to medium.)
  2. *WARNING: DO NOT BREATHE IN THE STEAM BECAUSE IT IS NOT A PLEASANT SENSATION*
  3. Cook for 10 - 20 minutes or until balsamic vinegar has reduced to a thicker glaze (or until it has clearly reduced by a lot and you're worried it will boil away to nothing.)
  4. Remove from heat and allow to cool (it'll get thicker as it cools, especially if you stick it in the fridge.)
  5. Arrange tomato and mozzarella slices on a platter. Arrange basil leaves between the slices.
  6. Drizzle olive oil over the top of the salad, getting a little bit on each slice. Do the same with the balsamic reduction.
  7. Store extra balsamic reduction in fridge for a later use.
  8. End with a sprinkling of kosher salt and black pepper.
Recipe by DCEP at http://www.dinosaurscanteatpizza.com/caprese-salad-nance-robyn-make-the-same-recipe/