I am a huge fan of simple and easy salads... I mean who isn't? I had Caprese salad a few years ago when my sister-in-law made it for John and I's engagement party, and I fell in love with it! It's so fresh and simple, yet sophisticated looking at the same time, and the combination of mozzarella cheese with the sweetness of the tomatoes and aromatic basil literally creates an Italian party in your mouth! Since my garden is overflowing with basil and tomatoes I decided to whip up this quick and easy salad.
3 medium to large tomatoes
Fresh mozzarella (I used 4 medium balls)
1/4 cup basil
4 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt & Pepper, to taste
Slice cheese and tomatoes approximately 1/4 inch thick
Arrange on a platter to your liking (i.e. tomato, basil leaf, cheese)
Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Season with salt & pepper to taste.