Bacon Caprese Salad
Superb classic summer salad made better by adding bacon!
1 pound of mozzarella
2 to 3 tomatoes
4 strips of bacon
1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup of honey
1/2 cup of fresh basil leaves
Dash of fresh cracked black pepper
Pinch of salt
Drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
Add the balsamic vinegar and honey in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil. Keep stirring until it reduces to a thick sauce. Remove from heat.
In the meantime, fry bacon - blot with paper towel and crumble
Slice tomatoes - about 1/4 inch thick
Slice mozzarella - about 1/4 inch thick
Arrange the cheese and tomatoe slices by alternating on a platter
Garnish with basil leaves and bacon bits
Drizzle the balsamic honey glaze over the salad
Sprinkle the salt and pepper over the salad
Drizzle some extra virgin olive oil over the salad
It makes a handsome looking salad and tastes wonderful. Enjoy!