Caprese salad is a very simple Italian salad and so very easy to make. I found buffalo mozzarella at Trader Joe’s. I bought a fresh basil plant at Trader Joe’s two years ago and replanted it in soil and I’ve had fresh basil for several years.
2 large ripe tomatoes ( red, yellow or orange )
Extra virgin olive oil
Fresh ground pepper
Place tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella in a diagonal line on a platter or plate. Add a pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper. Between tomato and cheese place a whole basil leaf. Drizzle extra virgin olive oil and a nice balsamic vinegar over the salad. You can also mix the balsamic and olive oil than drizzle over the salad.
You can also enjoy this salad with a french baguette, as a mozzarella sandwich. Place mozzarella and tomatoes between the baguette add balsamic , olive oil and basil.