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Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Caprese Salad

This dish is similar to caprese salad and can be served as an antipasto (starter).

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Caprese salad is usually composed of tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella with a drizzle of olive oil and/or balsamic vinegar. A slight variation I like to use is with heirloom tomatoes, burrata cheese and toasted pine nuts. In Italian, burrata means “buttered” and it consists of a fresh mozzarella outer shell with mozzarella curds and cream filling. Burrata is a specialty of the Apulia region of  the southeast coast of Italy and is my all time favorite cheese. This simple caprese salad is fresh, simple, and healthy. When toasting pine nuts, make sure you keep an eye on it, I left mine unattended and smelled burnt pine nuts! Fail. I was able to salvage some and mixed with a new batch of toasted pine nuts. For the cheese, I bought the BelGioioso brand that comes in 4 pieces (2 oz. each). I like to cut the shell open and mix until creamy.

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Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Caprese Salad

Yield: 1 serving

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

This dish is can be served as an antipasto (starter). It is a light and refreshing salad that is simple and healthy to make.

Ingredients:

1 medium heirloom tomato, sliced
3 oz. burrata cheese
1 tbs extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
6-8 small fresh basil leaves
1 1/2 tbs pine nuts, toasted
Small pinch of kosher salt
1/8 tsp ground pepper, freshly cracked

Directions:

1. Wash the heirloom tomato and basil leaves, pat dry. Slice the tomato and set aside.
2. In a small bowl, mix the burrata until creamy.
3. On a plate, place tomato slices in a circle, add the creamy burrata in the center. Drizzle with EVOO, add basil leaves, toasted pine nuts, and season with kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper.

Notes:
* If heirloom tomato is not in season, you can use any tomato of your choice.
* You can substitute burrata with mozzarella cheese.

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One Response to “Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Caprese Salad”

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    Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner — March 5, 2014 @ 2:01 pm

    I love anything caprese related and this looks delicious! :)

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