Fresh Caprese Salad with Balsamic Glaze
There’s a magical simplicity in the union of ripe tomatoes, creamy mozzarella, fragrant basil leaves, and a drizzle of rich balsamic glaze. This Fresh Caprese Salad with Balsamic Glaze captures the essence of summer on a plate. Every bite is a symphony of flavors that dance together to create an unforgettable appetizer or side dish.
- 3 large tomatoes, preferably heirloom, sliced
- 8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
- Fresh basil leaves
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup balsamic glaze
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Gently arrange the tomato and mozzarella slices on a serving platter, alternating them for an appealing pattern.
- Tuck fresh basil leaves between the slices.
- Drizzle the extra-virgin olive oil over the salad, ensuring it coats each slice.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Finish by drizzling the luscious balsamic glaze over the salad.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
A taste of summer captured in a delightful Fresh Caprese Salad with the perfect balance of tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, and balsamic glaze.
Nutrition information: Calories: 180 | Total Fat: 12g | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 10g
Picture a sun-dappled Italian garden, where plump tomatoes and aromatic basil flourish under the warmth of the Mediterranean sun. The Fresh Caprese Salad with Balsamic Glaze brings this very essence to your table. As you take your first forkful, the juicy tomatoes release their sweet yet tangy juices, mingling with the milky creaminess of the fresh mozzarella. The basil adds a burst of herbal freshness, while the balsamic glaze crowns the salad with its rich, velvety touch.
This recipe isn’t just about ingredients; it’s about embracing the simple pleasures of life. It’s a reminder that beauty often lies in the uncomplicated – in the harmony of flavors that have stood the test of time. Each bite takes you on a journey through the sun-soaked landscapes of Italy, where food isn’t just sustenance; it’s a celebration of life’s abundance.
So whether you’re hosting a dinner party, a family gathering, or simply craving a taste of summer, let the Fresh Caprese Salad with Balsamic Glaze be your guide. Elevate your moments with this dish that transforms a handful of components into an experience that’s as heartwarming as it is palate-pleasing.