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white rectangle tray with caprese salad with bacon and a balsamic drizzle
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Caprese Salad with Bacon

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!
Prep Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6
Calories: 369kcal
Author: The Endless Appetite

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. Honey
  • 6 slices Bacon
  • 16 oz Mozzarella
  • 3-4 large Tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup Basil Leaves
  • 1/2 tsp. Sea Salt
  • 1/4 tsp. Pepper

Instructions

  • 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!

Notes

Rather than making your own balsamic reduction, you can purchase pre-bottled balsamic glaze from most grocery stores. 

Nutrition

Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 789mg | Potassium: 340mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1339IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 399mg | Iron: 1mg