Insalata Caprese Salad

Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Caprese Salad is the best using Buffalo Milk Mozzarella, Cheese and fresh tomatoes.


The Authentic style is tomatoes, fresh buffalo milk mozzarella, and fresh Italian basil leaves.


You can add whatever you like to your dish but the real way is just tomato, cheese, and basil.






















this is tomato and mozzarella salad with a balsamic reduction on top









Insalata Caprese



This salad (salad in the style of Capri) is a simple salad from the Italian region of Campania, made of sliced fresh buffalo mozzarella, fresh plum tomatoes, and basil.


We prefer a good grade balsamic reduction on our Caprese salads.


The recipe for the reduction is in the recipe card below.







this is a tomato mozzarella and basil salad with other vegetables with an Italian dressing









Insalata Caprese Authentic Recipe Ingredients You Will Need

see below for recipe in the printable recipe card



  • fresh buffalo mozzarella
  • extra virgin good grade olive oil
  • garlic cloves
  • salt, pepper
  • fresh basil leaves, fresh parsley, and oregano if you like it
  • balsamic vinegar reduction 
  • sliced plum tomatoes













Balsamic Reduction Glaze

Balsamic Reduction Glaze

Yield: 1 cup
Author:
prep time: 1 Mcook time: 35 Mtotal time: 36 M
Insalata Caprese Salad is mozzarella and dressing with fresh tomatoes annd basil

ingredients:

  • Insalata Caprese Authentic Recipe
  • fresh buffalo mozzarella or use whole milk
  • extra virgin good grade olive oil
  • garlic cloves
  • salt, pepper
  • fresh basil leaves, fresh parsley, and oregano if you like it
  • balsamic vinegar reduction recipe below
  • sliced plum tomatoes
  • Balsamic Reduction
  • 2 cups good quality balsamic vinegar

instructions:

How to cook Balsamic Reduction Glaze

  1. Place 2 cups of a good grade balsamic vinegar in a saucepan on medium heat until it starts to boil.
  2. Lower the heat to a simmer until the vinegar is reduced to half of the liquid.
  3. Stir this occasionally, and keep on very low heat.
  4. Cool and store in a glass mason jar for as long as 1 month.
  5. For the Salad:
  6. Arrange mozzarella around the plate, drizzle with olive oil, spices and serve with crusty Italian bread.
  7. Optional salad: make this the same way except add the sweet cherry peppers to the middle and alternate with cucumber slices.
Calories
90
Fat (grams)
9
Sat. Fat (grams)
2
Sugar (grams)
-3
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Holiday Planning Insalata Caprese Salad



You can arrange your caprese salad in the shape of a wreath or candy cane.

this is a candy cane in shape using tomato slices and mozzarella rounds to make it into an insalata caprese salad





this is tomato and mozzarella salad with a balsamic reduction on top

2 comments

  1. Great recipe. We make it all the time. I was commenting to my wife the other night. Both having worked late. Dinner not cooked!!! We had a bag of tomato's that just was yelling "Eat Us", "Eat Us", Well after hearing those tomatos I whipped out my knife sliced them, put some olive oil, balsamic vinegar,salt & pepper and fresh basil of course. We had some french bread that was going stale opened a bottle of red wine. We ate this simple meal and dined like a Prince and Princess.

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  2. Yep, this is the absolute most perfect caprese salad! We always order this out, but we really need to make this at home!

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