1/2 pound fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced 1/4-inch thick*
3 to 4 fresh figs, sliced 1/4-inch thick
1 cup of fresh basil leaves
Coarse salt to taste**
Freshly-ground black pepper to taste
Extra-virgin olive oil
Good-quality aged Balsamic Vinegar***
* Purchase Fresh Mozzarella Cheese and Mozzarella Cheese Slicers at What's Cooking America's Cooking Store.
** This is a great place to use your Fleur de Sel Salt
*** To purchase good-quality balsamic vinegars, check out What's Cooking America's Gourmet Food Store.
Alternate fresh mozzarella cheese slices on a large platter (or on individual plates if you are doing individual portions) with sliced figs, overlapping for effect.
Tear fresh basil leaves and sprinkle liberally over the slices. Add salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.
Just before serving, drizzle on some extra-virgin olive oil and some balsamic vinegar. NOTE: Insalata Caprese should never be allowed to sit in oil for any length of time and become soggy.
Serve immediately and enjoy!
Makes 4 servings.