1 lb (450 g) tomatoes, make a cross on the round end 4 oz (110 g) Mozzarella, sliced about 24 fresh basil leaves 2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil salt and freshly ground black
First put the tomatoes in a bowl and pour boiling water over them. Leave them for 1 minute, then drain and slip the skins off using a cloth to protect your hands if necessary. Then slice the tomatoes thinly. All you need do now is arrange the slices of Mozzarella and tomato in layers, either in rows or concentric circles, on a serving dish.
Scatter the whole basil leaves over, then, just before serving, sprinkle with plenty of salt and freshly ground black pepper and drizzle the oil all over. Serve with some ciabatta bread, warmed a little in the oven to the crispy stage.
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