Drowning in basil. Not literally. But very nearly:
So this is 3 pots worth of basil. (There’s one on the right that’s just getting started.) Overkill? Quite possibly. But I LOVE basil in the summer. I get mildly obsessed over it. In salads, pesto, whatever.
The last couple of ‘harvests’ of basil have been for pesto. But this time I wanted to do something a little bit different with it. Something new.
Reddit has become one of my reasons ‘to Internet’ these days. Seriously. Sure it’s mostly silly gifs, but there are some decent subreddits there. One of them is /r/Cooking. When I was trying to figure out what to do with my latest cull of basil there was a useful post in the /r/Cooking subreddit – the question was, what’s your four favourite ingredients. One of the top answers was tomatoes, mozarella, basil and balsamic reduction.
Hello caprese salad!
Did not take long to make. Well, the balsamic reduction took a few minutes. And I wish I had fresher tomatoes too. Oh and I added a little bit of olive oil and salt & pepper.