Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad

This is easily the first item you find in any Italian restaurant around the world. A classic Summer appetizer because of it simplicity, delicate flavors and seasonal ingredients, I prepare our version of caprese salad with a rainbow of heirloom tomatoes and Burrata cheese as opposed to mozzarella.  The Burrata is a little creamier and adds a nice contrast to the tang of the balsalmic infused olive oil I like to dress it with. Also great when served between fresh, crispy bread for a traditional caprese sandwich.


Prep Time: 5 mins/ Serves: 4-6

4 large multi colored heirloom tomatoes, washed and dried
1 large balls Burrata
1/2 cup freshly picked basil leaves, washed and dried
Coarsely sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Extra virgin olive oil

Slice the tomatoes into ½ inch thick slices. Generously season

with salt.


Arrange the tomato slices on a platter, overlapping slightly. Add the burrata on top and garnish with torn basil leaves. Drizzle with olive oil and season again with salt and pepper.