Have you ever eaten something with a Balsamic Vinegar reduction drizzled over it? Fruit, Cheese, Tossed Salad, etc? Have you ever ordered a Caprese Salad appetizer in a restaurant? Very expensive for a few slices of Tomato, Mozzarella, Fresh Basil, and drizzled with Olive Oil and a Balsamic Vinegar Reduction. SO easy to make your own. Anyway, I made a Salad out of various Greens and Veggies. I placed cut-up Fruit around the edge, and plopped a leftover grilled Chicken Breast on top. I drizzled with a Balsamic Vinegar reduction, and dug in!!! So healthy. So good!
Feel free to grill your Chicken just for this dish, but to me it makes sense when BBQing Chicken to grill a few extra pieces for this delicious Salad! For an informal dinner, I think putting out various containers with all the Salad Ingredients and letting people make their own would be fun!
PREPARATION OF BALSAMIC VINEGAR REDUCTION IS SIMPLE: Simply pour your favorite Balsamic Vinegar in a pan and let it simmer until it’s the consistency you want. It only takes a few minutes, so don’t walk away. (Some people like to add Honey, but I think the Vinegar reduction is sweet enough).
Feel free to drizzle a little Olive Oil over the Greens also.
Here’s what I put on my Salad:
- Grilled Chicken, your choice of cut
- Baby Spinach
- Fresh Basil
- Romaine Lettuce
- Onions, sliced
- Green Olives
- Kalamata Olives
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Mandarin Orange
For Cheese, either sliced Fresh Mozzarella or Feta would be great. Stop looking for the Cheese on my Salad. There isn’t any ☹ I was out of both. Yes, I cried a little bit.