Ensure the tomatoes are at room temperature before thinly slicing.
Drain the mozzarella cheese and slice into rounds.
Wash and pick the basil leaves from the stem.
Layer the tomatoes with the mozzarella, seasoning with salt and cracked pepper.
Top with the basil and dress with a generous splash of olive oil.
Set the salad aside for 15 minutes to allow the juices to meld before serving.
*Borrello Cheese’s Fior di Latte is an excellent choice for this recipe. Because this salad is so simple, it’s important to use the best and freshest quality ingredients for a great result.
Cherry tomatoes and bocconcini can be substituted for the larger tomatoes and mozzarella.