Burrata Fig Salad w/ Heirloom Tomatoes
If you're on the lookout for a salad that effortlessly combines the richness of burrata cheese, the natural sweetness of ripe figs, and the vibrant burst of heirloom tomatoes, then look no further. My Burrata Fig Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes is a culinary masterpiece that marries the finest ingredients to create a dish that's not only visually stunning but also a celebration of taste and texture. Let's dive right into this tantalizing recipe that's sure to elevate your salad game!
Tomato Talk: While heirloom tomatoes are the star here, you can opt for beefsteak tomatoes if heirlooms are not in season. The key is to choose tomatoes that are ripe, flavorful, and boast a vibrant hue, as they form the foundation of this salad's taste.
Handle with Care: When slicing the figs, ensure you do so gently to preserve their delicate shape and juiciness. The thin fig slices not only look beautiful but also distribute their sweetness evenly across the salad.
Burrata Brilliance: Seek out the freshest burrata cheese you can find. Its creamy interior and soft exterior create a luxurious contrast that complements the fruits and tomatoes.
Basil Bliss: To maximize the basil's flavor, give it a gentle "clap" between your hands before chopping. This releases its oils and ensures its presence in every bite.
3 Heirloom tomatoes, thinly sliced
4-5 oz. Burrata Cheese
10-12 Ripe Figs, thinly sliced
1 Tbsp flakey salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
10 basil leaves, roughly chopped
Spread the tomato slices and figs out on a serving dish. Season the tomatoes and figs with salt and pepper.
Place the burrata in the center of the tomatoes and figs. Sprinkle the chopped basil over the entire dish and drizzle the olive oil over everything. Add additional salt and pepper as needed.
Serve on it's own or with toasted baguette. Enjoy!