Insalata Caprese Salad (Mozzarella and Tomato Salad)
3 plum tomatoes; sliced,
1/2 pound mozzarella cheese; sliced in 1/4 inch thickness,
1 tbsp drained capers,
Black or green olives; chopped (optional).
For the dressing-
1 tbsp peppercorns; coarsely crushed,
1/2 cup olive oil,
1/4 cup honey,
1 tbsp white vinegar
4-5 basil leaves; freshly chopped,
Salt to taste.
Arrange the tomato slices and mozzarella cheese slices alternately on a nice decorative plate. Mix together all the other ingredients to prepare the dressing. Pour on the tomatoes and cheese only when you are ready to serve the salad. Sprinkle capers and olives on top.
Always mix your vegetables with the dressing only at the time of serving, else your dressing would soak into the vegetables and your salad will become soft and soggy.