There’s something about the combination of fresh picked tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella. Add some salt, pepper, olive oil, and perhaps a drizzle of balsamic and you have heaven on a plate. It’s a main dish, side dish, appetizer, maybe even a dessert for some. Anyway you serve it, Caprese is easy, beautiful, and delicious.
Fresh, ripe tomatoes (local or homegrown are best)
Judging by size & desired presentation, slice or chop the tomatoes. Use either mozzarella balls, slices, or cubes. Chop basil leaves if desired.
Combine tomatoes, mozzarella, basil in a serving dish. Drizzle evoo and balsamic evenly over dish. Top with salt & freshly ground pepper.
Do your best not to lick the bowl. Oh, go ahead, why the heck not?!