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This fun twist on a classic caprese salad makes it extra refreshing with a whole new level of sweet. Watermelon adds crisp sweetness that is perfectly savoury with balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

4-6 servings

Watermelon Caprese Salad
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Ingredients

  • 12 slices watermelon cut into rounds or squares approximately 3 inches wide and 1/2 inch thick*
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 pound fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 12 slices
  • dash salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, loosely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • basil (for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Place the watermelon slices on paper towels and cover with additional paper towels to absorb some of the excess fluid.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, add the vinegar and honey. Stir to blend, bring to a simmer and reduce heat. Stirring occasionally until the mixture has reduced by almost half. (Do not let reduce to far or to froth). Set aside to cool slightly.
  3. On a large platter, place the watermelon slices and top each with a slice of cheese. Salt and pepper, then sprinkle the basil leaves evenly over the top. Drizzle with the olive oil followed by the reduced balsamic vinegar. Garnish with basil.
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