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Original recipe yields 6 servings
This is a very authentic flavor. I would suggest trying this version, in which the soft flavors blend the way they're intended. I think that when you chop, dice, and spread additional ingredients into this, it takes away from the simplicity of this salad and tries too hard to overpower the intended effect. Perfect the way it is, makes a beautiful lead into a meal. Simply remove some of the basil when serving to younger diners.
Impressive and easy! I made this as an appetizer by using grape tomatoes on a toothpick with the cheese and basil. Top with oil & vinegar and pop in your mouth!
Having experienced this first hand in Italy, this recipe is exactly as found at the dinner table. This is not "tossed". Fresh mozzarela must be used, as should roma tomatoe and fresh basil leaves not the herb "basil" Serve prior to any fine pasta meal.