Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction


Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction

Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction


2 cups grape tomatoes, sliced in half (12 oz)

2 cups mozzarella pearls (8 oz)

¼ cup fresh basil leaves

3 tbsp balsamic reduction

Salt to taste

Pepper to taste


Place tomatoes and mozzarella pearls in a bowl.  Tear basil leaves and sprinkle over top.  Toss with balsamic reduction, salt and pepper.

Serve immediately.  Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


4 servings, 230 calories per serving


Homemade Balsamic Reduction Glaze 

Balsamic reduction glaze can take a recipe up to the next level but it can be expensive!  Why dish out the $$$ when you can make your own in less than 30 minutes?

Balsamic Reduction Glaze 

Balsamic Reduction Glaze 

Course Salad Dressing
Servings 1 tbsp
Calories 42 kcal


  • 2 cups good quality balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup brown sugar (optional)


  • Heat balsamic vinegar in a small pot or saucepan over medium heat.
  • If adding sugar, combine both into the pot and heat together.
  • Bring to a gentle boil, then reduce heat to medium-low heat and let simmer, stirring occasionally,  until the vinegar thickens and is reduced by half (about 20 minutes*). It should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool completely before serving (about 15 minutes).
  • *If simmering with sugar, it will take about 8-10 minutes to reduce.
  • Hack: Store your balsamic glaze in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks
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Try this balsamic reduction glaze on pan-roasted Brussels sprouts or Caprese salad!


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