This preparation seems to have gone out of favour in recent years, but we still serve good tomatoes this way whenever they're available. It's simple and fresh. Bright and yummy. And it's a speedy appetizer that we can put together when we're spending more time putting together the main course.
Caprese salad takes advantage of the fresh flavours of fresh food:
fresh tomatoes, sliced (our favourite variety is green zebra, but those aren't ready from the garden yet - these are some other heirloom variety)fresh basil leaves (we keep these in the garden)fresh mozzarella (which is basically the Italian version of chenna)extra-virgin olive oilfleur de selfresh black pepper
Layer the tomatoes, basil and mozzarella. Drizzle with olive oil, salt and black pepper over the salad. Serve. When you pick it up to eat it, make sure you get a slice of tomato, basil and mozzarella each time you pick up a slice.