Originally Posted by Chopstix
I make this salad too, but use balsamic vinaigrette instead of mayo. My tomatoes are sliced and so are my mozz. I arrange them in alternating order along with the basil. Looks great on the plate! Red, white, & green. Very Italian! Drizzle with dressing and sprinkle a little kosher salt on the whole thing. It's one of my favorites!
I arrange my Insalata Caprese just as you do, too!! Definitely beautiful, isn't it... and Italian!! No mayo, please though... just simple combination of tomato and mozzarella and fresh basil, with a small dash of salt and pepper is more than enough for me. IMO it is a pity to mess with the rich yet pure and delicate flavour with something like mayonnaise.