A layered salad of fresh tomatoes, cheese, olive oil, and basil. No measurements are given or required for this rustic salad. Feel free to make to taste!
fresh tomatoes, any type
fresh mozzarella cheese
fresh basil leaves
salt and pepper
Optional: Balsamic vinegar glaze (reduction), Pesto
Cut large tomatoes into slices (cut slices in half if desired). Cut smaller tomatoes simply in half. Gently remove any large amounts of pulp but don’t stress about removing all of it!
Layer a single layer of tomatoes into a serving dish. Break off bite size piece of cheese and place on top of tomatoes. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and minced basil.
Repeat these layers as many times as you like, do not toss. If desired drizzle with balsamic reduction/glaze (you can purchase this ready-made at the store, it’s different than balsamic vinegar).
Keywords: caprese, tomatoes