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Caprese Salad with a Balsamic Reduction

Caprese Salad with a Balsamic Reduction

Caprese Salad with a Balsamic Reduction

A Caprese salad is super simple to make, and it only requires that you use the best ingredients available to experience this dish at its best.

In this case, I had a tomato that was just ready to be picked. There was a light rain shower, then the sun came out, and I went and picked it from the vine – drops of rain still on the tomato – along with the basil.

That might sound too convenient or made up, but it’s actually how it happened, and it was a beautiful thing to experience – even magical.

So, this dish is really meant to celebrate that.


  • Tomato

  • Mozzarella Cheese

  • Basil

  • Olive Oil

  • Balsamic Vinegar

  • Salt (to taste)

  • Pepper (to taste)


Balsamic Reduction

For the balsamic reduction, simply add 4 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar to a medium heat pan, and reduce it until it thickens to the consistency of a thin syrup. Once this is done, quickly transfer it from the pan to a bowl so that it doesn’t over thicken or scorch.


For the salad, just layer sliced tomatoes, sliced mozzarella, and basil. Drizzle with your balsamic reduction and a bit of olive oil, then season with salt and pepper.

Dish and Photo by Adrian Rodriguez

Content Disclosure: HGC This post contains 100% human generated content that contains no AI input (derivative or otherwise).

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