Sunday, October 4, 2015

Cultivated, Colorful and Casual: Caprese Salad

What is summer without a Salad made with sun ripened tomatoes? While at a gourmet food store I picked up a "Made in India", Bocconcini. This fresh Buffalo Mozzarella cheese is made in Haryana and let me tell you it was impressive!

The beauty of this dish is from the creamy cheese, flavor of the tomato and basil and a drizzle of balsamic reduction....oh its Caprese heaven for sure.

Caprese Salad

2-4 large ripe tomatoes
100 gms Bocconcini
10-12 fresh basil leaves
4 tbsp balsamic reduction (cook 3/4 cup balsamic vinegar down till it becomes syrupy)
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Slice tomatoes into thick slices place a basil leaf on the tomato, top with sliced boconcini and drizzle with mixture of balsamic reduction and olive oil. Serve at room temperature. Sprinkle salt and pepper just before serving.

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