One of my favorite seasonal salads! Not only is it the simplest thing in the world to prepare, but it just tastes like summer on a plate! The quantity of ingredients really depend on how hungry you are, so the following is a suggestion for a light lunch for two people.
8oz fresh mozzarella – cut into ¼” thick slices
2 large organic beefsteak or vine ripened tomatoes cut into ¼” thick slices
15 – 20 fresh basil leaves
extra virgin olive oil for drizzling
balsamic vinegar for drizzling
sea salt and fresh black pepper for seasoning
Layer alternating slices of mozzarella and tomatoes, add basil leaves between the slices and on top. Drizzle with the olive oil, and I like to add balsamic vinegar – because I just love it! Season with salt and pepper to taste.
I love it with a nice chilled Pinot Grigio. Salute!