Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad with Garlic Blossoms and Basil.  As beautiful to look at as it is delicious to share as a meal for two or an appetizer for four.

Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad with Basil and Garlic Blossoms | adrunkenduck.com

A simple combination of tomatoes, creamy burrata cheese (yes, that’s another super-fun affiliate link), fresh basil leaves and tender garlic blossoms.  My food-loving friends, this is the perfect salad to showcase summer tomatoes from the farmers market.

Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad with Basil and Garlic Blossoms | adrunkenduck.com


Burrata is a semi-soft Italian cheese similar to mozzarella but with the most amazing buttery cream filled interior.

When you pull open a ball of soft burrata (take note of the delightfully shameless affiliate link) you’ll find several thick outer mozzarella layers wrapped around that delicious runny center.

Utterly delicious.  (Perhaps ‘udderly’, as in cow udder?  This is a cow’s milk cheese after all.)

If you love mozzarella and haven’t yet tried burrata, you’ve got to give it a shot.  It’s super-amazing good, almost making wonder if something so good isn’t a sin.  But in the land of all things crazy-delicious Italian, you will certainly be forgiven.

Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad with Basil and Garlic Blossoms | adrunkenduck.com
Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad with Basil and Garlic Blossoms | adrunkenduck.com
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Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad with Garlic Blossoms and Basil
 
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A simple combination of heirloom tomatoes, creamy burrata cheese, fresh basil leaves and tender garlic blossoms.
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 lb heirloom tomatoes
  • 1 ball burrata cheese
  • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves
  • 3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • garnish with garlic blossoms
Preparation
  1. Slice and arrange medium to large tomato slices on platter.
  2. Remove burrata from water and pat dry with paper towel.
  3. Using fingers, pull burratta apart and arrange on center of platter.
  4. Add smaller tomatoes, some sliced in half, to platter around burratta. Arrange rinsed basil leaves and garlic blossoms.
  5. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Notes
Feel free to substitute mozzarella for burrata if you're unable to locate it.

Garlic blossoms have a delicate garlic flavor. This delicate white flower is a farmers market find but could be replaced with minced garlic scapes.