Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad

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A decadent Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad
A decadent Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad

Any special occasion deserves a Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad served with fresh basil, olive oil and delectable spices. I learned about burrata on my latest travels to California where I have enjoyed the true farm to table experience in restaurants like Redd Wood located in the Napa valley area and where the chef served us a special dish with burrata and tomatoes.

Ingredients for making the Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad
Ingredients for making the Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad

But what is burrata, this is a fresh Italian cheese made from mozzarella and cream. Has a solid outer curd made from fresh mozzarella, which is formed into a hollow pouch, then filled with a soft, stringy curd and fresh cream.

Slicing the tomatoes for the Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad
Slicing the tomatoes for the Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad

When you cut the burrata it oozes this beautiful creamy and buttery cheese. Making it perfect to serve as an appetizer and also as part of a salad or main dish. The taste is milky and the creaminess is just remarkable.

A decadent Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad

Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad

Chef Adriana Martin
Any special occasion deserves a Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad served with fresh basil, olive oil and delectable spices. I learned about burrata on my latest travels to California where I have enjoyed the true farm to table experience in restaurants like Redd Wood located in the Napa valley area and where the chef served us a special dish with burrata and tomatoes.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 fresh burrata cheese
  • 1 kumato tomato
  • 1 yellow tomato
  • 8 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 bunch of fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of kalamata and green olive tapenade
  • Cracked pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Clean the produce and slice the tomatoes in rounds.
  • Place the tomato slices in a nice serving plate and garnish with the basil leaves
  • Add the burrata cheese in the middle, garnish with a floret of basil leaves
  • Dress with the tapenade, drizzle the olive oil and sprinkle fresh ground pepper
  • Enjoy immediately and pair with crusty bread
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For me, burrata is a delectable cheese that pairs perfect with tomatoes, but also with sugar beets, carrots and fava beans or you can just enjoy it with crusty bread. Being the holidays such a special time of the year I thought would be great to bring to my table some of the flavors from my foodie travels.

Garnish the salad emulating a wreath
Garnish the salad emulating a wreath

And to my surprise I found fresh burrata from a local farm in my area,  which I combined with heirloom kumato and yellow tomatoes, cherry tomatoes and fresh basil from my garden.

Drizzle the salad with olive oil season with tapenade and black pepper
Drizzle the salad with olive oil season with tapenade and black pepper

Finish with olive oil and a tapenade made with kalamata and green olives resulting in a decadent Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad that will be one of my holiday table star dishes

When you cut the burrata it oozes this beautiful creamy and buttery cheese
When you cut the burrata it oozes this beautiful creamy and buttery cheese

I have garnished this salad emulating a wreath, which is perfect for a Christmas theme table. I think that when presenting the food in a special way this makes the dinner and your guests feel welcome due to the special touches and attention to detail.

Serve this Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad as a starter or as an appetizer
Serve this Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad as a starter or as an appetizer

You can serve this Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad as a starter or as an appetizer for the cocktail hour. Everyone will enjoy this option because it is fresh and so tasty.

Recipe for the Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad
Recipe for the Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad

Best wishes during this holiday time and a blessed Christmas.

Happy holidays!

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Yissele Shirley

Que delicia de ensalada, como todo lo que haces querida Adriana Yummy! Muchas gracias por la receta 😉

Diana Rodriguez

Que ricos tomates, apenas para una rica entrada!

annaDishes

Gorgeous salad! I am obsessed with Burrata. SO GOOD! I’ll have to make this soon!

Wanda Lopez

I love this heriloom tomato and burrata salad, it looks so fresh. Makes my mouth water! Can’t wait to look for the ingredients and give it a try during this holiday parties. Thanks for the recipe!

Manila Spoon

I am totally in-love with burrata cheese, in fact addicted to it! This salad looks stunning and so delicious, too! Love it! Pinned.

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