Caprese Salad

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3 to 4 ripe tomatoes, sliced 1/4-inch thick

12 ounces fresh Mozzarella, sliced 1/4-inch thick

1/3 cup fresh basil leaves

3 tablespoons olive oil, for drizzling

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

2 tablespoons balsamic glaze (optional)


Start by layering slices of tomatoes on a serving platter. Tuck slices of cheese between each tomato so both are visible, then tuck whole basil leaves between the cheese and tomatoes. Arrange the slices so you can see every layer.

Season generously with salt and pepper, drizzle all over with extra virgin olive oil and drizzle with balsamic glaze, if desired. Serve at room temperature.