Caprese Salad with Fig Balsamic Dressing
Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 1-2
What could be simpler than a Caprese Salad? Make it just a bit more special with Fig-Balsamic Dressing.
  • *For the Dressing* (This should be enough for one or two servings but feel free to double according to these proportions)
  • 3 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Fig Butter or Fig Jam (I had an open jar of TJ Fig Butter so that's what I used)
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper, to taste (optional)
  • *For the Salad*
  • 1 large tomato per person, 3 thick slices
  • 2 thick slices mozzarella
  • Fresh Basil leaves, a couple plus more to chiffonade for garnish.
  1. To prepare the dressing: Combine the balsamic vinegar and fig butter in a small saucepan and turn up the heat to medium. Stir to dissolve the fig butter and cook for about 5 minutes until the mixture has reduced by a quarter. Transfer to a bowl and add the garlic and olive oil. Whisk until thickened and emulsified.
  2. To prepare the salad, stack the tomatoes, mozzarella and basil starting with a tomato slice and alternating until you end up with a third tomato slice. Drizzle with the dressing (a little is all you need) and garnish with basil chiffonade.
Recipe by Lemons + Anchovies at