Insalata Caprese” literally means “the salad of Capri” which is an Italian island. Caprese salad is typically made by layering slices of fresh mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, and basil, then seasoned to perfection, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and sometimes a balsamic glaze.
Start by layering slices of tomatoes on a serving platter.
Tuck slices of cheese between each tomato so both are visible then tuck whole basil leaves between the cheese and tomatoes.
Arrange the slices so you can see every layer. Season generously with salt and pepper, drizzle all over with extra virgin olive oil, and drizzle with 2 Tbsp balsamic glaze or add it to taste.