Monday, June 26, 2017
I love summer! I love that you can just chop up fresh ingredients and call it a meal. Have this salad with some grilled chicken and maybe some watermelon and you're good to go. You'll look super fancy and you'll still have time to read a book or something after you make dinner!
It's so fast to make and you can change it to fit your tastes/needs. You can make your own balsamic drizzle like I have below or make this recipe even easier by buying some pre-made at the store. I've found it in the oils and vinegars section. You can marinate the tomatoes in balsamic vinegar for an extra punch or add a little ground pepper at the end. Enjoy!
16 oz. fresh mozzarella (I get mine at the Murray cheese counter in Smith's)
4 larger roma tomatoes (you want them to be firm)
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil (more if you like!)
balsamic drizzle (recipe below or buy a pre-made drizzle)
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1 T. corn starch
Combine all drizzle ingredients in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to med low and allow to thicken. When sauce is reduced to desired thickness remove from heat and allow to cool.
Meanwhile, slice mozzarella and roma tomatoes into 1/4 in. thick slices and arrange on plate alternating between cheese and tomato. Sprinkle chopped basil on top. Drizzle cooled balsamic glaze over salad. Top with salt and pepper if desired.