Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Dietary guidance: v n g
500g best buffalo milk Mozzarella cheese (4 x 125g)
16 ripe cherry tomatoes
16 fresh basil leaves
8 tbsp best extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbsp fresh or dried oregano
Salt and black pepper, to taste
Wash the cherry tomatoes then crush each one with a pestle to release the flavour. Cut the Mozzarella into 16 thick slices. Arrange the Mozzarella on a serving plate and top each slice with a basil leaf and a cherry tomato. Finish the dish by drizzling over the olive oil and sprinkle with the oregano, salt and pepper.
For a Caprese Salad with a Sicilian twist you can also add a few extra olives or capers.
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