courtesy of two peas & their pod
This easy caprese salad goes great with any meal. It is perfect for an easy weeknight side dish or a great recipe to make to take to a potluck or party. There is no cooking required, but it is impressive to serve. A win-win!Ingredients
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 cup sliced strawberries
1 cup halved cherry or grape tomatoes
1 cup halved mini mozzarella balls
1 ripe avocado pitted and diced
1/3 cup loosely packed basil torn or chopped
Extra-virgin olive oil for drizzling
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepperMethod
- In a small saucepan, bring the balsamic vinegar to a high simmer over medium heat.
- Stir, then reduce the heat to low and simmer until the vinegar has thickened and reduced by half, 8 to 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.
- Place the strawberries, tomatoes, mozzarella, avocado, and basil in a shallow bowl or platter.
- Drizzle with olive oil and season generously with salt and pepper. Gently toss. Drizzle with reduced balsamic. Serve immediately.