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Caprese Salad close up
Pictures: Canon EOS Rebel T5i EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6

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?

Caprese Salad for Two

What you need:

Vine-ripe Tomatoes or even grape tomatoes
Fresh Mozzarella
Fresh Basil
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.

4 thoughts on “A Tomato, Fresh Mozzarella and Basil Salad – some call it a Caprese Salad

  1. One of my all time favorites, especially when the tomatoes are fresh and there is homemade mozzarella! I also enjoy making tomatoes and mozzarella sandwiches 🙂 Vacation, in June we went to Hilton Head SC and are planning another trip in September.

    1. Bernice says:

      I so agree – if all the ingredients are fresh – it is a great treat! I love little getaways- so much fun! Plus planning trips are fun too as you explore the options!

  2. LFFL says:

    This is one of my favorite types of salads. I just love it and there’s so many different ways to make it. Looks divine!

    1. Bernice says:

      I love it too. Plus you could cook down the balsamic to a thicker glaze – maybe add a bit of brown sugar – just awesome!!

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