- 4 large ripe tomatoes, sliced
- 1 pound (about 450g) fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
- Fresh basil leaves
- Extra-virgin olive oil
- Balsamic glaze (optional)
- Salt and black pepper to taste
1. Slice the Tomatoes and Mozzarella:
- Wash and slice the tomatoes into 1/4-inch thick rounds.
- Slice the fresh mozzarella into similar-sized rounds.
2. Arrange the Salad:
- On a serving platter, alternate the slices of tomatoes and mozzarella, slightly overlapping them.
- Tuck fresh basil leaves between the tomato and mozzarella slices.
3. Drizzle with Olive Oil:
- Drizzle extra-virgin olive oil over the tomato and mozzarella slices.
4. Season the Salad:
- Sprinkle salt and black pepper to taste over the salad.
5. Optional Balsamic Glaze:
- Optionally, drizzle balsamic glaze over the salad for added flavor.
- Serve the Caprese Salad immediately, allowing the flavors to meld.
Cooking Time: This salad is quick to assemble and requires no cooking time.
Serving Size: This recipe makes 4 servings. Adjust quantities based on your preferences or the number of guests.