Capresi Salad with Walnut Oil

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Fresh and simple, this capresi salad combines heirloom tomatoes, basil, mozzarella and the delicious earthy flavor of Limerock Orchards roasted walnut oil. Serve with some warm, crusty bread and a glass of Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay.

Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 4

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Tags: salad · main · snack · side · oil · walnut ·

Ingredients

- Salad -
3 heirloom tomatoes
1 pound fresh mozzarella cheese
1 bunch fresh basil
Limerock Orchards roasted walnut oil
Salt and pepper

- Balsamic Reduction -
1 c. balsamic vinegar
1 T. brown sugar
2 T. butter
Salt and pepper

Method

For the balsamic reduction, add vinegar and brown sugar to a small pot over medium-low heat, whisking to combine. Reduce until syrupy. Whisk in butter and season to taste with salt and pepper.

For the salad, cut tomatoes and mozzarella into 1/4-inch slices. Alternately layer tomato slices and mozzarella slices on a large platter, adding a basil leaf between each. Drizzle with walnut oil and balsamic reduction. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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