* 4 tomatoes - about 1 lb (450 gr), not too ripe
* 1/2 lb (220 gr) Italian fresh mozzarella cheese
* 8 basil leaves
* sea salt
* freshly crushed black pepper from the mill
* 3 - 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Insalata Caprese - Mozzarella and Tomato Salad
* Slice tomatoes and mozzarella 1/4” (5 mm) thick.
* Eliminate water and seeds from tomatoes if necessary.
* Alternate tomato and cheese slices in a plate.
* Break the basil leaves in 2 - 3 pieces with your hands and place on top of the tomatoes.
* Season with salt and pepper and top with the olive oil.