Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad

 

I’ve been eating a ridiculous amount of tomatoes recently.  Maybe it’s the fact that I have yet to get some tomato plants on my balcony (is it too late for that?) or maybe it’s because they look so wonderfully amazing at Whole Foods or at the outdoor markets-whatever the reason is, I’m going a tad bit overboard.  But I’m loving every minute of it.  Roasting them, throwing them in some scrambled eggs, Caprese salads out the wahzoo, whatever.  It’s summer.  Come January, I will miss this.

I came across some fabulous heirloom tomatoes the other day.  I had to admire them.  All different shapes, sizes, and colors.  Perfect in their imperfection -especially the tiny ovoid green one with the bump on the side (my favorite one). Together, they looked like a rainbow   And,  I decided, they would be even more delicious with some fresh burrata.  (We all know my thing for cheese, especially good burrata.  If you can’t find this, substitute some good mozzarella.)  Served with a nice glass of red wine, it made for a very pleasant evening meal on my balcony with a good book.  I heart summer.

 

Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad

Servings: approximately 2-3 (depending on whether this is for a side or main course)

 

Ingredients

2-3 pounds heirloom tomatoes, sliced and chopped to your liking (I did a mixture of both)

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

1 teaspoon dried oregano (use fresh if you have it on hand….to taste)

1 teaspoon sea salt

Fresh spinach, a few handfuls

8 ounces fresh Burrata cheese, sliced and torn (as best as you can) into several bite-size pieces

Fresh basil

 

Instructions

1. In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, oregano, and sea salt and toss lightly to coat.

2. Cover and let sit at room temperature for about 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. Once you are ready to serve, layer the spinach onto a serving platter or individual plates.

4. Arrange the tomato mixture on top of the spinach and evenly distribute the burrata over the tomatoes.

5. Garnish with fresh basil and season with additional sea salt, if desired.  Grab a glass of wine, a good book, and enjoy.

 

Source:  A Curvy Carrot original.

August 2, 2012 - 6:08 am

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - This sounds so tasty! Love it!

August 2, 2012 - 8:34 am

Danielle - This may be very ignorant of me, but what us Burrata?

August 2, 2012 - 12:57 pm

srlacy - It’s a type of cheese. Mozzarella with a creamy inside. Yum!

August 3, 2012 - 12:52 am

Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes - I’ve never had Burrata cheese before. I’ve never met a cheese I didn’t like, though :)

August 3, 2012 - 2:22 pm

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious - Wow, what fresh ingredients! I haven’t had tomatoes in a while so I’ll be making this very soon!

August 3, 2012 - 4:54 pm

Ann P. - heirloom tomatoes are going crazy on our little potted plant! They’re soooo sweet, it’s amazing, and I am so excited you posted this, because I’m going to run out and get some burrata to make it!

August 8, 2012 - 5:09 pm

Abby - I love how this salad just shows off how amazing the tomatoes are :) Stunning photos!

August 19, 2012 - 8:22 pm

I’m on Pinterest Crack | ~I'm Yours~ - [...] Salad-Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad- We have tomatoes coming out of our ears.  What sold me on this was balsamic.  I love balsamic!!! I did use mozzarella cheese instead because that is what we had and I had no clue what the other cheese was..haha! [...]

August 13, 2013 - 11:42 pm

Gina - I made this tonight and it was amazing! Wonderful, sweet flavor from both the heirloom s and the burrata. Family loved it as well. Thank you for this recipe!

September 30, 2013 - 3:26 pm

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