Assorted Tomatoes – Thinly sliced Heirloom Tomatoes make the best Caprese, but any kind of tomatoes will do. If using smaller varieties, cut in halves and quarters
Fresh Mozzarella – Allow cheese to come to room temperature and slice with a serrated or dull knife to create shreds of different sizes
Basil – Keep basil leaves whole or chiffonade into thin strips
Extra Virgin Olive Oil – The best you can find.
Salt and Pepper
1. Layer sliced tomatoes on a platter. Season with salt and pepper.
2. Spread mozzarella evenly over tomatoes. Drizzle a good amount of extra virgin olive oil over tomatoes and mozzarella.
3. Spread basil leaves over tomatoes and mozzarella. Serve immediately.
Alternate: Mix ingredients with fresh lettuces for a greener Caprese Salad and dress with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.