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Caprese Salad

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Salad
Servings: 1
Author: Colleen Kennedy


  • 1 pound small artisan or heirloom tomatoes halved
  • Fresh Basil leaves
  • Fresh Mozzarella I like using halved bocconcini for this (which are the smaller balls, however you can also tear up or chop up a larger mozzarella ball)
  • Salt and fresh cracked pepper
  • Balsamic glaze


  • Arrange your halved tomatoes and halved bocconcini (or sliced/chopped mozzarella) in a shallow bowl, add a nice amount or basil leaves. Season with a pinch of salt and a nice amount of black pepper.
  • Drizzle with balsamic glaze and enjoy!


You can make your own balsamic glaze (aka balsamic reduction) at home by simmering balsamic vinegar down until it thickens, however, I highly suggest buying a bottle. Making it at home truly stinks up the house. Having a bottle on-hand in the fridge for when the mood strikes is fantastic. I could drink it...That's how much I love it! I use it on various appetizers and salads.