Chopped Caprese Salad is the perfect easy side dish for any BBQ! Simple, delicious, and healthy! Tomato, Mozzarella, Basil, and Balsamic Vinegar. A family favorite!
CHOPPED CAPRESE SALAD
10 ounces cherry or cherub tomatoes, chopped in half
8 ounces whole milk mozzarella, cherry sized. Chopped in half or fourths
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
1/2 cup good quality balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons honey
salt and pepper to taste
(note: you can also add 1 tablespoon of olive oil if you'd like the added flavor, but it's not necessary)
Add the balsamic vinegar and honey to a small saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Once it's reduced by approximately half and thickened to your liking (about 10-15 min), remove from the heat. Be careful it doesn't get too thick, but a bit syrupy is good.
Toss all ingredients except for the reduction in a bowl. Drizzle with the reduction, adding a little at a time, tossing, tasting, and then adding more to your liking.