Italian Name: Insalata Caprese

2 large tomatoes, peeled
2 slices, each 1/4-inch-thick (about 4 oz. total) mozzarella di bufalo, mozzarella, smoked mozzarella, teleme, or provalone cheese
8 fresh basil leaves
olive oil
red wine vinegar
freshly ground black pepper

Cut each tomato crosswise, making 4 pretty slices; discard stem and bottom ends. Place 2 tomato slices side by side on each of 4 individual salad plates.

Cut each cheese slice into quarters that are more or less triangular. Put a triangle of cheese on each tomato slice. Top with basil leaves. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle lightly with vinegar.

Serve with salt and pepper.

Makes 4 servings.
Posted by Donna on Monday, November 08, 2004 at 11:11 AM
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