Insalata Caprese

8 ripe tomatoes, sliced
1 lb. fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp. salt, preferably sea salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper

On a platter, alternate slices of tomato and mozzarella.
Garnish generously with basil leaves, tucking some underneath the tomatoes. Drizzle the olive oil over all, and then sprinkle with the salt and pepper. Serve immediately.