Christmas Caprese Salad with Honey Balsalmic Reduction

Caprese salad is easy, impressive and - most importantly - the color scheme works perfect for Christmas. Serve as an appetizer or a side for a fresh, festive dish this holiday season. This recipe is all about the ingredients, so bee sure to use ripe tomatoes, sweet basil, and quality mozzarella. A hint of vanilla in Acacia Honey makes an amazing balsamic reduction to elevate this simple dish to the heavens. As always, you can use your favorite honey if you prefer. 


Cherry tomatoes


Fresh Basil

Salt and pepper

1 part Acacia Honey

2 parts balsamic vinegar

  • Simmer two parts balsamic vinegar with one part Acacia Honey until the mixture is thickened and reduced by about half. Let cool. Taste a little sauce with a sample caprese (or a spoonful of vanilla ice cream!) and adjust the balance of sweet with tart - add honey if necessary.