Classic Caprese Salad with Balsamic Glaze spells summertime! This easy salad combines garden fresh tomatoes with creamy mozzarella cheese, and is topped with extra-virgin olive oil, a balsamic glaze, and salt and pepper!
Course Appetizer, Salad
Keyword balsamic glazed, classic caprese salad
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 15minutes
Total Time 25minutes
Author Sue Ringsdorf
3mediumtomatoes- garden fresh is best!
1Tablespoonextra virgin olive oil
sea salt (or kosher salt)- to taste
freshly ground black pepper- to taste
Slice tomatoes into thick slices. Arrange on a plate, and top with sliced mozzarella, basil, a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic glaze. Top with some kosher salt (or sea salt) and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
Serve salad immediately. Best at room temperature.
Tomatoes are always best kept on the counter at room temperature.
Fresh basil will turn black if stored in the refrigerator. It's best to store it like cut flowers, with stems in a jar of water. Place a plastic bag over the jar to create a sort of greenhouse.