This Caprese Salad with Bacon takes your traditional Italian salad with mozzarella, tomatoes and basil and kicks it up a notch by adding bacon! Sprinkle with some salt and pepper and then drizzle with balsamic reduction and this is such an easy summer salad recipe!
Author: The Endless Appetite
In a small saucepan, add the balsamic vinegar and honey over high heat. Bring to a boil. Once it starts boiling, reduce to low heat and simmer for about 10 minutes or until it is reduced by half. Remove from heat and let thicken.
While the balsamic reduction is simmering, add the bacon to a frying pan and cook until crispy. Remove to paper towels and then crumble into large pieces.
Slice your mozzarella and tomatoes into 1/4" thick slices and arrange on plate. Spread basil leaves over tomatoes and mozzarella. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add bacon crumbles and then drizzle with balsamic reduction.
Serve immediately and enjoy!
Rather than making your own balsamic reduction, you can purchase pre-bottled balsamic glaze from most grocery stores.