It’s hard to beat the classic flavor combination of fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil. However, this version adds another dimension by adding a rich and syrupy balsamic glaze instead of straight vinegar to top it off. This, combined with a really good quality extra virgin olive oil, is all you need to make this classic shine! Prep time: Cook time: 10 min. Serves 4
4 large ripe tomatoes 12 oz. fresh mozzarella, large ball 1 large bunch fresh basil, washed and dried 3 T. really good extra virgin olive oil. 1 cup of balsamic vinegar sea salt and fresh-cracked black pepper, to taste
Thoroughly wash and pat tomatoes and fresh basil dry. Slice tomatoes, working from top to bottom, into evenly sized slices approximately ¼” thick, and set aside. Discard the bottom and top slices. Cut fresh mozzarella into ¼” thick slices, as well.