I thought I would squeeze one more festive dish in ahead of the 4th of July for everyone. This one is light and fresh and sure to impress with how simple it is and how amazing it tastes! With just a handful of ingredients and a few minutes of hands on time, you’ll have a beautiful and patriotic caprese salad for all to enjoy.
Caprese salads have been some of my favorites for many many years now. They’re refreshing and notoriously simple. Which means they’re easy to make! Besides, who doesn’t love tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil? No one that I know of!
This little salad is perfect for serving up ‘family style’ for a nice red, white and blue flare. And really, when I say that this recipe os easy as it comes - I do mean that. The most complicated part? Making the reduction. And that is about 15 minutes of hands off time.
With there being so few components here, each piece really is able to stand out. The brightness of the tomato, the sweet blueberries, rich mozzarella, fresh basil, and of course… that tangy reduction.
I served mine with a simple pesto chicken breast and called it done. But, this salad would be great paired with just about any Italian or BBQ style meal.
So there you have it! The super easy, tasty, and nosh-worthy caprese salad of your July 4th dreams!
TheSkinnyFork.com A fun, festive, and patriotic way to enjoy a traditional caprese salad with a little bit of a fruity twist! Prep Time: 5 Minutes • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Servings: 6 • Serving Size: 1/6th Salad • Calories: 219 • Fat: 13 g • Saturated Fat: 7 g • Carb: 12 g • Fiber: 1 g • Protein: 13 g • Sugar: 10 g • Sodium: 364 mg
• 3/4 C. Balsamic Vinegar
• 1 3/4 Tsp. Honey
• 1 Large Tomato, Sliced Thinly
• 12 Oz. Fresh Mozzarella, Sliced Thinly
• About 10 Fresh Basil
• 3/4 C. Blueberries
• Salt & Pepper to Taste
Place the 3/4 C. balsamic and 1 3/4 Tsp. honey into a sauce pan and heat over a medium-high heat to bring to a bubble.
Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 15 minutes or until the sauce has reduced by at least half and sticks to the back of a spoon like syrup. Stir occasionally while it's simmering.
Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
Once the sauce is cool, arrange the tomato, 12 Oz. mozzarella, 10 basil leaves, and 3/4 C. blueberries on a serving plate as desired.
Season with salt and pepper to taste and drizzle the balsamic reduction over the top.
Serve right away and enjoy!
Nutritional Claims: Kidney Friendly • Vegetarian • Pescatarian • Gluten Free • Wheat Free • Egg Free • Peanut Free • Tree Nut Free •Soy Free • Fish Free • Shellfish Free • Pork Free • Red Meat Free • Crustacean Free • Celery Free • Mustard Free • Sesame Free • Lupine Free • Mollusk Free •Alcohol Free • No Oil Added • Kosher