Caprese Salad Recipe with Balsamic “Caviar”
PREP TIME: 20 Minutes
2 cups Lakeside Cocktail Tomatoes
12 ounces fresh mozzarella
2 cups fresh basil leaves
olive oil to taste
salt and pepper to taste
Balsamic ‘Caviar’ Pearls:
1 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp agar powder
2 cups olive oil
Place a jar with olive oil in the freezer for 45 minutes.
In a small saucepan, boil balsamic, brown sugar, and agar powder over medium heat. Lower to a simmer for 2-3 minutes. Let cool.
Squeeze balsamic mixture into a dropper, and drip one droplet at a time into the chilled olive oil, creating the “caviar” pearls. Strain.
Cut the tomatoes and mozzarella into thick slices and arrange on a plate.
Drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper to taste.
Top with basil leaves and balsamic.