Roz's Caprese Salad with Grape Tomatoes, Mozzarella & Basil
Recipe by La Bella Vita Cucina
5 cups grape tomatoes (sliced in halves)
1 lb mozzarella cheese (fresh imported Italian, cut into ¼ - 1/2’ cubes)
¼ cup olive oil (extra virgin, preseed Italian)
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar (or red wine vinegar for a more mild flavor)
15 fresh basil leaves (large, to taste)
Sea salt (Italian, to taste)
Ground black pepper (freshly, to taste)
Italian bread (fresh)
Toss together the tomatoes, mozzarella, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar.
Tear the basil into large pieces and toss into the salad.
Season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Serve immediately (can be refrigerated to serve a little bit later too).
Serve with fresh, crusty Italian bread