Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction


This caprese salad features tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil drizzled with a sweet balsamic reduction and olive oil. Easy, impressive, and delicious! Most grocery stores now sell prepared balsamic reductions. Surprisingly it's just as good!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar

  • ¼ cup honey

  • 3 large tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch slices

  • 1 (16 ounce) package fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/4-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 mixture has reduced to 1/3 cup, about 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.

  2. Arrange alternating slices of tomato and mozzarella decoratively on a serving platter. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper, tuck basil leaves around slices, and drizzle with olive oil and the balsamic reduction.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

580 Calories
39g Fat
35g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 580
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 39g 50%
Saturated Fat 18g 91%
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Sodium 331mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 32g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 19mg 94%
Calcium 692mg 53%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 400mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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