Simple Caprese Salad

I whipped this up for my husband one night because we always have tomatoes, mozzarella and basil on hand at home. . and who would have known I was going to receive so many comments and likes on Facebook for this one? So, I am posting this very simple recipe and hope you will enjoy! This time, I used the same balsamic glaze I made from this recipe for my caprese salad. It was divine! You get a little garlic and sweet & sour with the balsamic and the basil, cheese and tomato all in one bite! It’s heaven. For reals. 😛


This salad is my absolute favorite!!!


Hip Foodie Mom’s Caprese Salad

Simple Caprese Salad
Recipe type: Appetizer or Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 2

  • 2 whole Ripe Tomatoes, sliced semi-thick
  • fresh Mozzarella Cheese, sliced semi-thick
  • Fresh Basil Leaves
  • Olive Oil, For Drizzling
  • Kosher Salt And Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • if not trying the glaze, you just need balsamic vinegar
  • For the Balsamic Glaze:
  • ¾ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and smashed or chopped

  1. For the glaze: In a small saucepan, bring the vinegar, maple syrup, mustard and garlic to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook until thick, about 10-12 minutes. Set aside to cool for 5 minutes.
  2. While the glaze is cooling, prep your tomatoes, basil and mozzarella
  3. Assemble:
  4. Drizzle a little olive oil on the plate
  5. Place the tomatoes on the plate and season them with salt & pepper
  6. Layer on the mozzarella and then a single basil leaf or you can tear the basil with your hands (do not cut the basil with a knife; it will turn black)
  7. Drizzle balsamic glaze on top (or just some balsamic vinegar if you are not making the glaze & you might want to add a little more salt & pepper to taste; with the glaze, you don’t need it!)





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2 Responses to "Simple Caprese Salad"

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  1. patricktheking

    July 26, 2012 at 7:19 am

    Oh WOW! That looks absolutely delicious!

    • hipfoodiemom

      July 26, 2012 at 7:47 am

      Why, thank you!!! Hope you give it a try!


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