2ripe tomatoes in the same diameter as the mozzarella, sliced
2Tbsp.balsamic vinegar, or balsamic glaze
Salt and pepper, to taste
Either alternate lengthwise or stack slices of mozzarella cheese, tomato, and fresh basil.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper then drizzle with Balsamic vinegar. Serve immediately.
Make sure to use very ripe (but not overripe) tomatoes at room temperature.Good quality fresh mozzarella cheese, usually found near the deli or imported cheese, is important.Alternating the slices lengthwise makes a beautiful presentation for the table while stacking 1 slice of each is easy to serve and makes sure that each bite has a drizzle of tangy balsamic vinegar.Classic Caprese salad does not use balsamic vinegar, so this is optional. If you have good quality tomatoes and cheese, you may want to omit it.