It's the perfect tomato salad, as far as I'm concerned. But you need perfect tomatoes -- tomatoes with superlative taste. I used heirloom tomatoes from our garden but more and more farmers' markets and grocery stores are carrying these luscious varieties -- almost always locally grown because these big tender tomatoes don't ship well.
Tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil. olive oil (extra-virgin), and salt (sea) are the basic ingredients in this delightful salad from Capri. Purists insist on buffalo mozzarella but I say it's pretty amazingly good with plain old fresh cow mozzarella. ( And quite expensive enough. And while we're on the subject of expense, what's the difference between virgin and extra-virgin?)
But I digress.
I'm still dealing with tomatoes -- something over 60 quarts are canned and in the cellar; quite a few baggies of roasted maters are in the freezer; and I think I'll make gazpacho tomorrow.