occasion: 4Family, 4Holidays
origin: Traditional (National&Religious)
This is a fresh and easily prepared salad which is served in Italy as starter. Slice the fresh mozzarella and tomato into discs of moderate thickness and alternate them on a platter (or on individual plates if you are doing individual portions) with sliced discs of the ripe tomatoes, overlapping for effect. Tear a good bunch of fresh, fragrant basil leaves and sprinkle liberally over the slices. Add salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Then, just before serving, drizzle on some excellent extra-virgin olive oil. Insalata Caprese should never be allowed to sit in oil for any length of time and become soggy. And no vinegar of any kind goes on Insalata Caprese.