Fresh Mozzarella and Tomato Napoleon

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Tomatoes served with fresh mozzarella and basil are a great Italian tradition.

Ingredients:

  • 4 vine ripe tomatoes cut into 1/4- inch slices
  • 1 large ball fresh unsalted mozzarella, sliced thin about a pound
  • 1 bunch fresh basil, washed
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • balsamic vinegar as needed
  • olive oil as needed

 Directions: Place four plates on a table. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of oil on each plate, followed by 1 tablespoon of vinegar. Place a slice of the cheese on each plate, then a basil leaf and then a slice of tomato. Repeat this process until all the cheese and tomatoes are gone. Top each plate with another small drizzle of oil and vinegar season with pepper and serve.