SUNSET® Campari® Caprese Salad
This salad is remarkably simple but impressive in its presentation! Dazzle your friends with this dish as a gourmet starter to a meal.
Makes 4 servings
4 SUNSET® Campari® tomatoes
4 SUNSET® Y.E.L.O. Youth, Energy, Life, Om…® tomatoes
4 medium size fresh mozzarella balls (the kind that are packed in water), drained well
1 small bunch of fresh basil
4 tbsp balsamic glaze*
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Coarse sea salt & fresh cracked black pepper
Cut each tomato into 4 slices. Cut each mozzarella ball into 3 slices.
On individual plates, stack the tomato slices alternating with the mozzarella slices and basil leaves – starting and finishing with a tomato. Reserve extra basil for garnish.
Drizzle each tomato mozzarella stack with 1 tbsp of the balsamic glaze and a 1/2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper. Garnish with additional basil.
Balsamic glaze is found in many well-stocked grocery stores and specialty food shops. If you are unable to find it, then you can make it easily. Combine 3/4 cup balsamic vinegar and 2 tbsp sugar in a small pan. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Reduce heat to low and slowly simmer for 10 – 12 minutes to reduce liquid to about 1/4 cup or a light syrup texture. Watch carefully so as not to over-reduce. Store covered at room temperature until needed.