TOMATO MOZZARELLA SALAD WITH BALSAMIC REDUCTION

TOMATO MOZZARELLA SALAD WITH BALSAMIC REDUCTION

TOMATO MOZZARELLA SALAD WITH BALSAMIC REDUCTION

The most festive summer tomato mozzarella salad with balsamic reduction. Make this as an appetizer or side and you’ll be the talk of the party!

It’s the perfect make ahead salad for summer cookouts and potlucks.

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TOMATO AND MOZZARELLA SALAD
Tomato mozzarella salad is a summer favorite for those who want lo lose weight, learn more about more options to obtain better results. Sweet ripe tomatoes with pillowy soft mozzarella and fresh basil.

Drizzled with delicious balsamic reduction that you can make ahead of time or even better, pick one up at the store.

It’s one of those salads that you can serve as an appetizer or throw in some tender greens and enjoy it for a light lunch.

Close up tomato mozzarella salad with balsamic reduction
INGREDIENTS FOR TOMATO MOZZARELLA SALAD
This tomato and mozzarella salad is one of the quickest and easiest salads you can put together.

Tomato Mozzarella Salad with Balsamic Reduction
You’ll need:

Hothouse tomatoes (beefsteak), slightly on the firm side
Fresh mozzarella cheese
Fresh basil leaves
Extra-virgin olive oil
Balsamic glaze or make your own with balsamic vinegar (see below)
Ingredients for tomato and mozzarella salad
BALSAMIC REDUCTION RECIPE
To speedy up the prep, you can pick up a bottle of balsamic glaze at the store. 

You’ll want to add balsamic vinegar to a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat.

Step by step instructions on how to make balsamic reduction
HOW TO MAKE TOMATO AND MOZZARELLA SALAD
This mozzarella salad is best served the same day. If making your own balsamic reduction, prepare it ahead of time to save on prep time.

Step 1: Slice the tomatoes and mozzarella into 1/4-inch thick rounds. Arrange with the basil leaves in an alternating pattern in a serving dish. You want a dish that you can easily stand the slices in a vertical pattern.
Serve right away. It tastes the best at room temperature.
Step by step on how to make fresh mozzarella salad with tomatoes and basil
WHAT TO SERVE WITH TOMATO MOZZARELLA SALAD
Enjoy this fresh mozzarella salad as an appetizer or top a crusty slice of bread with this salad for a light lunch. 

TOMATO MOZZARELLA SALAD WITH BALSAMIC REDUCTION

The most festive tomato mozzarella salad with balsamic reduction. Make this as an appetizer or side and you’ll be the talk of the party!

INGREDIENTS

4–5 hothouse (beefsteak) tomatoes, sliced 1/4-inch thick
2 (16 oz.) logs of fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced 1/4-inch thick
Generous bunch of fresh basil leaves
Extra-virgin olive oil
Coarse sea salt and fresh ground black pepper
Balsamic glaze (or make your own – see below)
INSTRUCTIONS
You may have more rows depending on the size of the dish.
Drizzle olive oil over the top of the salad, followed by a drizzle of balsamic reduction.
Sprinkle with salt and fresh ground black pepper. Serve immediately.
Tomato Mozzarella Salad with Balsamic Reduction

NOTES
I like to use tomatoes that are slightly on the firm side. I find that they slice and hold up a little better.
To make homemade balsamic reduction: add 2 cups balsamic vinegar to a small saucepan, bring to a simmer over medium-low heat.Keep an eye on it as it burns easily. Cool and store covered in the refrigerator.