Step 1: Apparatus
- Four or five tomatoes (yes, really), preferably of different colors. Using heirloom, garden-fresh tomatoes enhances the flavor considerably.
- One log of fresh mozzarella cheese, as unprocessed as possible
- Fresh basil (of different colors if possible)
- A knife
- A plate
- Any other spices, oils, or vinegars you wish to add (be creative).