Heirloom Tomato Salad with Basil and Burrata Cheese

Heirloom Tomato SaladWe’ve been in prime heirloom tomato season here in New York and you can find them all over farmers markets and grocery stores. They can be pricey but man are they worth it! I love to add them to homemade pizza, pasta or tartines but especially in fresh dishes like this simple salad with Burrata, a kind of mozzarella cheese with a soft creamy center. If you can’t find Burrata, then any kind of fresh mozzarella will do.

Heirloom tomato seeds have been handed down from generation to generation. Some varieties are even said to date back over 100 years! There are many different varieties so the colors and shapes can vary. Make sure to pick out different kinds for this delicious and beautiful salad.

Heirloom Tomato Salad ingredients

Core and slice tomatoes in half, then cut into wedges.

Core and slice tomatoes in half, then cut into wedges.

Place tomato wedges in a bowl and toss with olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper.

Place tomato wedges in a bowl and toss with olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Then add Burrata and basil.

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Heirloom Tomato Salad with Basil and Burrata Cheese

  • 4-5 large heirloom tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 8-ounce ball of fresh Burrata cheese
  • a handful of basil leaves, to taste
  • Core and cut the tomatoes, then slice into wedges. Place the wedges in a bowl and toss with the vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. Slice the Burrata into wedges. Add Burrata and basil to the bowl and lightly toss. Place on serving platters and enjoy!

    Total Time: 10 minutes
    Yield: around 4 servings
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