I hope everyone had a nice weekend! Today is my last day of my stay-cation. Greg and I had some wonderful day trips over the last 4-days including a visit to Niagara Falls. We took a few videos for those of you who have never been to the falls. I grew up seeing the falls from a young age – but I believe the falls is more beautiful as you get older because you appreciate the power and the natural creation of the falls. Stay tuned for postings on our recent adventures!
What is everyone doing for their vacation?
Now on to discussing a popular salad that is so much fun to assemble, because the options really are endless! Today I made individual servings but you could serve it on a platter, in a large bowl, or assemble the ingredients for tiny servings. For example thread the tomato, basil, and mozzarella cheese on a small skewer and then drizzle with balsamic vinegar. You do need to be careful serving in a bowl since a lot of extra balsamic vinegar will be at the bottom of the bowl. If balsamic vinegar is too strong for you, consider adding a bit of olive oil. It is important to purchase fresh ingredients and an aged balsamic vinegar for a special treat!
Do you have a favorite way to assemble a Caprese Salad?
What you need:
Vine-ripe Tomatoes or even grape tomatoes
Aged Balsamic Vinegar
I like to reduce my balsamic vinegar on the stovetop for about 5 to 10 minutes or until desired thickness. Cut or slice your tomatoes into desired sizes and assemble your salad. Add your balsamic vinegar when you are ready to serve.