Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad

Heirloom tomatoes are everywhere right now!  And this salad is effortlessly delicious since tomatoes are as ripe and in season as they will be all year.


Heirloom Tomato Salad with Burrata

 Serves 4-6 side servings


4 large heirloom tomatoes (or 5 to 6 Roma tomatoes), sliced 1/4 inch thick

sea salt (or table salt)

cracked black pepper

about 8 ounces of burrata cheese (mozzerella will also work beautifully)

about 1/4 cup of fresh basil leaves

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

2-3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar


Take about 10 basil leaves and stack them one on top of each other. Roll the pile of basil leaves lengthwise into a fairly tight cigar shape. Take a knife and make very think slices across the “cigar”. Once all sliced, fluff up the shreds with your fingers. This is known as “basil chiffonade.” Repeat with any remaining basil leaves.

Arrange tomatoes on serving platter and season with salt and pepper. Scatter dollaps of burrata cheese followed by basil chiffonade over tomatoes.

Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar on top of tomatoes just before serving.



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