First, I slice the tomatoes and place them in the bowl. Then I cut the mozzarella on top of the fresh basil. Why I do this, I don't know. It just seems to fuse the basil to the cheese. I may be full of it, but I'm full of something good. Next, I toss on some pitted kalamata olives (fresh from the olive bar! yes!). I drizzle on some olive oil and then sprinkle it with kosher salt and pepper. TA DA! It is especially good when it is a little bit chilled - very refreshing on a hot day.
|Fresh Basil Plant. In real life, I would have rotated the picture, for now you can catch the gist.|
|Fresh ingredients. Tomatoes, basil, mozzarella, and olives.|
|The big finish.|