"I have been wanting to make this for a long time. So many of the recipes I looked up were similar, but since I added so many of my own touches, I feel I can call it my own. Note: The photo shows only half of a recipe. This recipe would make twice as much. "
4 small vine ripened or Roma tomatoes cut into slices
24 (approx.) fresh basil leaves, rinsed and patted dry
8 oz. fresh (soft) mozzarella cheese cut into slices to match tomatoes
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
pepper to taste
Arrange tomatoes, basil and cheese in dish, alternating slices. Sprinkle with garlic. Drizzle on oil and vinegar, season with pepper. Cover and allow to marinate for at least two hours in refrigerator.