Delicious Caprese Salad

On a recent return trip from the market I was surprised by my neighbor with a gift from their garden.  It was a basket full of delicious heirloom tomatoes.  With some fresh mozzarella I was inspired to make a quick salad.  Try this delicious recipe for a light snack or lunch. Perfect for the summertime.    


1 pound of mixed medium and large tomatoes, preferably heirloom, cut into thin slices

4 oz of fresh buffalo mozzarella cheese torn into small pieces

2-3 tablespoons (or more) extra-virgin olive oil, divided

a bunch of small basil leaves

salt and pepper to season

Makes 2 platters


Arrange tomato slices on a platter, slightly overlapping; season generously with salt, add mozzarella and fresh basil leaves.

Top the salad with basil and additional salt and oil, if desired. Serve with a healthy multigrain toast.