Well, I have now been enlighted and have actually tasted it, one time only though. It's actually a no brainer recipe and so easy to assemble but the taste is unbelievable .. sophistication at work - this is how I would put it. I decided to put together this salad to let my husband try it (he hasn't tasted it before either). Now I know why it cost and arm and a leg just to order this at restaurants. Mozzarella balls are so damn expensive! Add a good bottle of extra virgin olive and balsamic vinegar, you'd be a pauper for a while. But what the heck, sacrifices must be made for a good meal.
1 medium size fresh ripe tomato (sliced)
1 ball fresh mozzarella (sliced)
1 handful fresh basil leaves
Extra virgin olive oil
Salt and black pepper to taste
1) Slice the tomato and mozzarella
2) Assemble the salad by layering one piece of tomato followed by mozzarella. Top with a basil leaf.
3) Sprinkle with salt and black pepper
4) Drizzle salad with olive oil and balsamic vinegar