Make Ahead RecipeYes
OccasionCasual Dinner Party
Recipe CourseCold Appetizer, Side Dish
Five Ingredients or LessYes
Taste and TextureCheesy, Herby, Juicy, Savory
Type of DishFirst Course Salad
- 4 ripe tomatoes
- 12 ounces fresh buffalo or whole-milk mozzarella
- Sea or kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
- ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
- Whole sprigs of bush basil or fresh basil leaves sliced into thin ribbons
Slice the tomatoes and mozzarella into ¼-inch slices and salt and pepper each slice.
To serve, alternate the tomato and cheese slices on a serving platter. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with the basil. Serve immediately.
1997 Christopher Idone