Tomato Caprese Fan

I often serve a traditional tomato caprese dish on my appetizer buffet, including various heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and fresh basil. For seated dinner parties, I prefer this individual tomato caprese presentation. There are very few ingredients, so make sure you select the freshest items possible since they are all highlighted.

Heirloom or Beefsteak Tomatoes
Fresh Mozzarella
Salt, Pepper, Dried Oregano
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Fresh Basil
Balsamic Glaze

Turn the tomatoes over so the bottom of the tomato is facing up. Slice the tomato into consistent slices, making sure not to cut through the tomato. Slice the fresh mozzarella into enough thin slices to fit inside each tomato cut. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, and season to taste with salt, pepper and dried oregano. Garnish with fresh basil leaves, and place on a platter that has been decorated with balsamic glaze. Enjoy!