I love tomato season– nothing makes me happier at the store than to find tomatoes that smell like they are just off the vine. It’s a rare thing, but unless you can smell them, you won’t taste much. I’ve been spoiled though, because my dad grew tomatoes and basil at home. They’re always best right after they have been picked, but I’ve found some pretty good substitutions at Eataly (a local store). Combine that with their delicious buffala mozzarella or even better, their burrata….mmmm. Capri is unbelievably beautiful and they sure know how to make a salad.
1 tomato, sliced into 1/2 inch thick slices
6-8 basil leaves
1 ball mozzarella or burrata, sliced the same thickness as the tomato
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon good balsamic vinegar
flaked sea salt like Maldon
Layer the tomato and mozzarella slices with the basil leaves. Drizzle with olive oil and vinegar and sprinkle with some sea salt. That’s it!