Simple Balsamic Glazed Caprese Salad

by lisa on August 2, 2013 · 7 comments

caprese with balsamic

Jersey tomatoes are here and I am in heaven. How do I like my tomatoes? They are so good eaten with just a bit of sea salt but let me count the ways.  The Caprese salad has always been a simple favorite of mine. I make this in various forms and love it as a pasta salad. But then there are stuffed tomatoes, pico de gallo, and cherry tomato on skewers. You get the picture…..I love fresh Jersey tomatoes.

Another thing I love is balsamic glaze. I have gotten into the habit of putting it on everything. Move over ketchup as this works well on sandwiches, roasted veggies, salads, chicken and fish. I can’t get enough of the stuff and I always grab a few inexpensive bottles at Trader Joes.


This salad is great to serve when you have company. The colors make it a pretty dish yet it is so easy to put together.  So go ahead and make this salad. Then ask someone to pass the balsamic.

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Simple Balsamic Glazed Caprese Salad
Recipe type: appetizer/ salad
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 4
This simple dish is perfect as an appetizer or lunch.
  • 2 medium size ripe tomatoes, sliced
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 6 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 2 to 3 TBS balsamic glaze
  • salt to taste
  1. Arrange a plate with the sliced tomatoes and top with cheese slices.
  2. Garnish with the basil and drizzle the balsamic glaze over the plate.
  3. Season with salt to taste.



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Sues August 2, 2013 at 10:52 pm

One of my very favorite salads, this looks awesome! Balsamic glaze is such a good idea!


debbie August 3, 2013 at 8:39 am

Hi Lisa! Our version of the Jersey tomatoes down here would be the Hanover tomato…they are great this time of year and are a meal themselves!!! Your salad looks wonderful…love it!


Mary Withrow August 3, 2013 at 9:00 pm

So simple but perfect! Love it


Kristin @ Dizzy Busy and Hungry! August 4, 2013 at 6:47 am

Gorgeous! I can never have too many ways to enjoy tomatoes, especially Jersey tomatoes. I am going to have to look for that glaze at Trader Joe’s!


Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl August 4, 2013 at 9:29 pm

Love how summery and fresh this looks! Loving this tomato time of the year!


leslie August 4, 2013 at 9:34 pm

Soooo simple and soooooo delicious! I love balsamic glaze!


Ramona August 5, 2013 at 11:41 am

That is so pretty! Looks delicious too.


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