I made a Caprese salad for lunch today. Fresh tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, cracked black pepper and good-quality olive oil. What could be more delicious and simple? Just slice tomatoes from your garden or local farmer's market, top each with a slice of fresh mozzarella (be sure it is fresh mozzarella, not those rubbery balls we all used years ago to make lasagna), top with fresh basil (I like to chiffonade the basil, some like to put whole basil leaves on top of each tomato), sprinkle with good-quality olive olive and freshly ground black pepper.
Notes: The presentation of this dish is spectacular and the taste amazing when you use a variety of colored and different shaped Heirloom tomatoes: red, orange, yellow, green, striped, pink, purple.