Adapted from keyingredient.com
ripe tomato, any variety (preferably locally grown or home grown)
Fresh mozzarella cheese (if you can swing it the more expensive stuff is worth it…especially the balls of mozzarella floating in water)
A handful of fresh basil leaves
Decent quality balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper, to taste
serving of basil pesto (recipe below)
1.Cut the tomatoes and mozzarella into slices about ¼ inch thick 2.Arrange the tomatoes flat on a plate, top each one with a slice of mozzarella, and then either with whole or sliced basil leaves 3.Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper, if desired 4.Add a dollop or two of pesto to the plate 5.Sprinkle with balsamic vinegar Hint: If I am in a hurry I just chop everything up into pieces and throw it all together in a bowl. It tastes just the same that way!