Tomato Caprese

The lovely thing about Caprese is that it’s more of a method than a recipe…

Ingredients

Heirloom tomatoes, sliced about 1/4″ thick

Fresh basil leaves, torn or left whole

Kosher salt or sea salt

Fresh mozzarella or even better, burrata

Extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  1. Slice the tomatoes, lay them all out flat on a cutting board or cookie sheet, and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Slice the cheese, lay the slices out flat on another cutting board or cookie sheet, and season with salt and pepper.
  3. On your serving tray or platter, start with laying out a tomato slice, then a cheese slice, then a basil leaf. Repeat, making any kind of attractive pattern on your platter.
  4. Drizzle the caprese with extra virgin olive oil.
  5. Feel free to add a little balsamic vinegar drizzle, but I prefer to really taste the acid of the tomatoes on their own. Either way is great!