This classic combination is one of the easiest ways to enjoy fresh basil and any kind of tomatoes.
- Tomatoes, sliced
- Fresh mozzarella, sliced
- Basil leaves, washed and dried
- Balsamic vinegar
- Olive Oil
- Salt, optional
Place a piece of mozzarella and a leaf of basil on top of each tomato slice. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic, lightly sprinkling with salt if desired. Let it set for 10-15 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld.
Variations: Toss cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella balls, and chopped basil in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar to create a simple salad.
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