An heirloom tomato is a type of variety that has been passed down for generations. Heirloom tomatoes do not look like your standard grocery store tomato. They have flaws that give them character and are often misshapen with odd colors and imperfections. The taste is out of this world. Every year I wait in anticipation for Heirloom tomato season.
Heirloom & Burrata Cheese Appetizer Recipe
Take a crusty baguette and cut into small slices. Rub garlic on each slice and baste with olive oil. You can grill the baguette or broil it in your oven until it turns a light brown color.
Add fresh basil. I grow mine in a pot right outside of my kitchen door for easy access.
You will want some fresh oozing Burrata Cheese. Burrata is Italian cow milk cheese made from mozzarella and cream. The outer shell is solid mozzarella, while the inside contains stracciatella and cream, giving it an unusual, soft texture. Slice into it and then, using a spoon, scoop out this luscious cheese. Sometimes you will be able to find Burrata in your local grocery store. If not, try a grocery store that sells more quality cheeses. You will find it next to the fresh mozzarella.
Top each baguette with a slice of heirloom tomato, burrata cheese and finally basil leaves. I use my herb scissors to get these perfect cuts of basil. Are you in need of some handy herb scissors? Check out our Healthy Kitchen Gadget article to learn more.
Finally, drizzle with fine olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Buy only the best quality…it’s worth it!
If you like, you can also sprinkle a little bit of sea salt on the top. This heirloom tomato and burrata cheese appetizer is always a big hit at parties.