- 1 head lettuce or bunch mixed greens
- 1 large heirloom tomato or several small, of assorted colors
- fresh mozzarella ball
- about 16 fresh basil leaves
- several Tbs olive oil
- several Tbs balsamic vinegar
- freshly ground pepper
Finely chop a 3-4 basil leaves, and mix together with olive oil and vinegar. Wash and tear the lettuce, and toss with dressing. Arrange on salad plates.
Slice the tomato like a pie, into thin wedges (but not slivers). Array on greens like rays of a sun. Slice mozzarella and place a piece next to each wedge of tomato. Place a basil leaf on each slice of mozzarella.
Drizzle a little more olive oil and vinegar on top, and garnish with pepper. Serve with freshly-baked bread.