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Buffalo Mozzarella with Balsamic Glazed Plums, Pine Nuts, and Mint

Staff Writer
Food52

Balsamic vinegar is good friends with buffalo mozzarella. The tanginess of the vinegar is a nice complement to the subtlety of the cheese. Because this recipe is a little bit sweet and a little bit savory it can be served as a appetizer or dessert.

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4
Servings
260
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cup balsamic vinegar
  • 4 plums, pitted and quartered
  • 1 1 large ball buffalo or cow's milk fresh mozzarella, sliced into 1/4-inch-thick rounds
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 Cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 Cup chopped mint
  • 1 splash of olive oil

Directions

Put vinegar in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Adjust heat to low and simmer until it is reduced nearly 3/4 in volume and thickened to a syrup. About 15 minutes.

Add plums to syrup, turning gently to coat and continue to cook for another 4-7 minutes more. Turn off heat and let cool.

Meanwhile, assemble mozzarella slices on platter, allowing to overlap slightly and season with salt and pepper to taste. With a fork, remove plums from syrup and place atop cheese, then top with the remaining syrup, pine nuts, and mint. Drizzle with olive oil and serve.

Mozzarella Shopping Tip

If a piece of cheese smells strongly of ammonia, don't buy it. This is typically a sign of spoilage.

Mozzarella Cooking Tip

Allow cheese to come to room temperature before serving. This will accentuate the flavors and aromas.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
19%
Sugar
21g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
21%
Cholesterol
22mg
7%
Protein
8g
17%
Carbs
26g
9%
Vitamin A
69µg
8%
Vitamin B12
0.6µg
10.6%
Vitamin C
7mg
12%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
1mg
5%
Vitamin K
10µg
13%
Calcium
184mg
18%
Fiber
2g
7%
Folate (food)
12µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
12µg
3%
Iron
2mg
9%
Magnesium
47mg
12%
Monounsaturated
4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.7mg
3.7%
Phosphorus
180mg
26%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
309mg
9%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
7.4%
Sodium
471mg
20%
Zinc
2mg
10%