When fresh tomatoes and basil are in season, there is nothing better than a Caprese Salad. I had hoped to have fresh mozzarella to use for this years first Caprese, but instead, I used the ricotta and it was just as heavenly! Here's the “recipe”.
Easy Caprese Salad
1 plate of Tomato Slices
Fresh Mozzarella slices to match the slices (or dollops of ricotta!)
20 + fresh Basil leaves
3 Tbs Balsamic Vinegar
3 Tbs Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper to taste
Layer the tomatoes on the bottom, top with cheese and basil. Drizzle the stacks with the oil and vinegar. Follow with salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!