1/2 pound fresh mozzarella cheese, cut in thick (1/4 to 1/3 inch) slices
2 large ripe tomatoes cut in thick 1/3 inch slices
8 to 10 large fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Fresh ground pepper
Arrange alternating tomato and mozzarella slices on a serving platter. Chop the basil coarsely into thin strips. Sprinkle the basil over the tomato/mozzarella pieces. Drizzle a thin line of olive oil and balsamic vinegar over the tomato-mozzarella combination. Add freshly ground pepper and salt to taste.