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Caprese Salad

Written By: Chris - Feb• 05•12

The Caprese salad is one we never get tired of.  It’s a simple salad which contains basically slices of tomato, slices of fresh mozzarella and fresh basil leaves on top. Drizzled with some balsamic vinegar, olive oil on top and you’re done.

I like to put a fresh special twist to mine!

4 to 8 Roma or on the Vine Tomatoes
1 ball of Buffalo Mozzarella
1 Garlic Clove
2/3 C Balsamic Vinegar
Olive Oil
½ Fresh Lemon – including the rind
2 Tablespoons Xylitol (sugar substitute)
Salt & Pepper to Taste
Fresh Basil

Pour Balsamic into a small pan over low heat.
Add the zest of half a Lemon and squeeze in the juice

Add pressed Garlic, Xylitol, Salt & Pepper and simmer to reduce until a thicker syrup consistency. Stir often.  It will reduce to about 1/2 Cup.

While the dressing is reducing, slice Tomatoes & Mozzarella.

Chiffonade (technique in which herbs or leafy green vegetables such as Basil being cut into long, thin strips.)

Assemble salad by alternating rows of cut Tomatoes and Cheese.
Sprinkle Basil over top and drizzle with the dressing that has cooled to room temperature.  Drizzle salad with a dash of Olive oil, Salt & Pepper to taste.

Fantastic with your choice of red wine!




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