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Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction

This is absolutely the best time of year to eat tomatoes! Hit up the Blacksburg Farmers Market and get some!


1 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup honey (optional if you are watching your sugar intake)
3 large tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1 (16 ounce) package fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/4-inch slices
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

Stir balsamic vinegar and honey together in a small saucepan and place over high heat.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer until the vinegar mixture has reduced to 1/3 cup, about 10 minutes.
Set the balsamic reduction aside to cool.
Arrange alternate slices of tomato and mozzarella cheese decoratively on a serving platter.
Sprinkle with salt and black pepper, spread fresh basil leaves over the salad, and drizzle with olive oil and the balsamic reduction.

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