A few chops with a chef's knife, a drizzle of olive oil and a plop of plump Italian cheese is all you need for this delectably simple heirloom tomato salad.
Crafted in less time then it takes to walk to the farmer's market and back, this salad highlights the distinct, and innately delicious, flavors of heirloom tomatoes. Pairing these seasonal delights with burrata cheese*, an Italian fresh mozzarella packed with cream and curds, and varying the size, shape and color of the tomatoes creates a visually striking, delectable, and beyond simple late summer salad.
*if you can't find burrata substitute a whole-milk mozzarella.
Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad
4 heirloom tomatoes; assorted varietals and colors
5 ounces burrata cheese
Extra virgin olive oil
Freshly cracked black pepper
1 small loaf ciabatta bread
Slice and toast ciabatta. In the meantime, chop the tomatoes into different sizes of wedges and squares. Arrange tomatoes on a plate around the burrata. Drizzle cheese and tomatoes with olive oil, salt and pepper. Serve with toasted ciabatta.
(Images: Rebekah Peppler)