Simple Caprese Salad
2 Cups balsamic vinegar
3-4 whole ripe tomatoes
1 lb. fresh mozzarella cheese
12-16 fresh basil leaves
Olive oil – best quality
Salt & Fresh ground black pepper
- In a small sauce pan reduce the balsamic vinegar over medium heat to make a thick syrup.
- Slice the tomatoes, but not too thinly & arrange on an attractive serving platter. (this should be served family style) .
- Slice the cheese a little thicker than the tomatoes (wipe the blade clean after each cut to make it an easier job) and place one slice on top of each tomato, add a basil leaf or two and drizzle with the reduced balsamic vinegar.
Serve chilled with a glass of Pinot Grigio or a dry Riesling.