Light and Refreshing, This Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction Will Hit the Spot

Mmmm, Caprese salads! They’re fresh, light, and delicious – plus, they go well with nearly any dish or can be enjoyed completely on their own. If you’re looking to put together one for lunch or dinner, take a look at this recipe we’ve curated below! You’ll even have the chance to attempt your very own balsamic reduction – the cherry on top of this perfect dish.


• 1 cup balsamic vinegar
• ¼ cup honey
• 3 large tomatoes, cut into ½-inch slices
• 1 (16 ounces) package of fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into ¼-inch slices
• ¼ teaspoon salt
• ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
• ½ cup fresh basil leaves
• ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil


1. 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 1/3 cup, about 10 minutes. Set the balsamic reduction aside to cool.

2. 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 balsamic reduction.

On the hunt for a new favorite recipe to add to your list of staples? The team at (The Heights at Park Row Apartments in Houston, Texas encourages you to try your hand at this delicious option.

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