Caprese salad is the perfect combination of colors and flavors.  It instantly brightens up an almost-boring “all I could think to make is spaghetti” night.  Plus, with tomato season here, and basil aplenty in my garden, it’s impossible to not crave this delicious salad.

 I drizzled a balsamic reduction over the top of the salad, which you can make yourself or buy at the grocery store.  Bertolli makes a decent bottle of the pre-made stuff.  Otherwise, pour 1/4 cup of Balsamic vinegar in a saucepan and cook on medium heat until reduced by half.

-2 Large Ripe Tomatoes, sliced
-8 Ounces Fresh Mozzarella, sliced
-Fresh Basil Leaves
-Drizzle of Olive Oil
-Drizzle of Balsamic Reduction

Assemble the tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil leaves on a platter.  Drizzle a little olive oil on top, followed by the balsamic reduction.  Eat and enjoy!