Classic Caprese Salad With Balsamic Glaze

Tanya Ghavri

URLife Guest Editor & Bollywood Celebrity Stylist
 

Ease

4

Approx. Cost

INR 75

Serves

2

Cooking Time

15 Min

Ingredients list

Tomatoes: 3
Mozzarella: 1/4-inch thick slices or small cubes
Basil leaves: 10 – 20
Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
Balsamic vinegar for drizzling ( optional)
Salt & pepper as per taste

Preparation



Step 1 :

Wash the basil leaves and tomatoes. Cut the tomatoes into thin slices. Layer alternate slices of tomatoes and mozzarella, adding a basil leaf between each, on a large, shallow platter or a salad bowl.

Step 2 :

Drizzle the salad with extra-virgin olive oil and season with salt and pepper, as per taste.

Step 3 :

Add the garlic aioli on the side or on top of the salad for a little flavour.

Health Benefits

Antibacterial properties: If UR looking to boost UR immunity the natural way or ward off any pre-existing infections, then basil can do the trick! Basil extract has shown to help in inhibiting bacteria that don’t respond to antibiotics.

Helps manage UR stress levels: Adaptogenic herbs like basil can help UR body deal with unwanted stress and can also help in balancing stress loads! Studies have also shown that basil might also have the ability to help UR body manage stress more efficiently, which can also lower your stress levels.

Good for heart health: Extra virgin olive oil is one of the key ingredients in this diet, protecting against heart disease in several ways. It can protect against heart disease, it can lower inflammation, protects “bad” LDL cholesterol and improves the lining of UR blood vessels.

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