The Italians do soooo many things right! One such amazing gift they have given us is the caprese salad. I adore these salads. They are so tasty and can be soo beautiful.
As I mentioned the other day, I love basil and having my own basil plant has freed me up to be able to make this beautiful salad at a moments notice, exhibit A.
Some friends like their caprese with oil and vinegar, but I would have to disagree. The best caprese is without oil and with a good vinegar reduction. Luckily the vinegar reduction is a quick and easy way to really add a lot of flavor to this salad without overwhelming your palate (like the oil and vinegar do). Just throw some balsamic vinegar in a pan and heat on the stove until it has reduced to half and "voilà" you have it!