Tomato Salad with Burrata Cheese and Dr. Wyches Heirlooms

by on July 15, 2013

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This is a continuing series we’re sharing for Summer on our favorite heirloom tomatoes that we’re growing. And we have a delicious recipe included too! You can visit all our tomato recipes on our tomato page.

If you not familiar with burrata cheese yet, then you’re in for a treat. And if you’re not familiar with Dr. Wyches heirloom tomatoes then you’re in for another treat. This post is going to be a double whammy of joy, so hold on tight.

Tomato Salad Recipe wth Burrata Cheese on WhiteOnRiceCouple.com

Burrata? what is it? have you had it? if not, then you must run out and treat to yourself to one of the most decadent cheese in the world. Burrata is an Italian cheese that’s fresh, soft, creamy, decadant and made of mozerella and cream. Can cheese get any better than that? It’s so soft, but thankfully the outside shell is made from mozzerella to hold in all the creamy goodness. Inside, you’ll find a rich, beautifully creamy and buttery texture cheese that is so delicious, it’s hard to stop eating it.

When added to fresh heirloom tomatoes, some good olive oil and balsamic vinegar, fresh herbs and kissed with salt and pepper, this could possibly be one of the worlds most perfect salads. Every time we serve this salad to anyone who has never had burrata before, their eyes light up and you can practically hear a silent “omg” behind their mouthfull of goodness. It only takes a few beautiful ingredients to make a dish wonderful and this is one dish that defines simplicity, elegance and joy on a plate.

Tomato Salad Recipe wth Burrata Cheese on WhiteOnRiceCouple.com

We normally serve the tomato and burrata salad with some grilled bread, making it very bruschetta-like. But this salad by itself is Summer happiness, so keep it simple if you want.

Second on our agenda is a discussion of Dr. Wyche’s heirloom tomatoes. These tomatoes are so amazing, they’re probably one of our favorite heirlooms. Dr. Wyche’s tomatoes are super meaty, juicy, silky and incredible. This is our second year growing them and we found them at our local Tomania event. If you’re an avid heirloom tomato gardener, please try growing them because they’re so wonderful. We’ve been incredibly happy with them and so have our friends that we’ve passed them on to.

So combined with one of our favorite yellow tomatoes, fresh basil and creamy burrata, we had a wonderful lunch on a warm Summer day. This meal couldn’t be any more simple and perfect.

hugs,

diane and todd

Tomato Salad Recipe wth Burrata Cheese on WhiteOnRiceCouple.com

Give it a gentle stir and celebrate Summer in a bowl!

Fresh Heirloom Tomato Salad with Burrata Cheese from WhiteOnRIceCouple.com

Tomato Salad with Burrata Cheese Recipe

Yield: Serves 3-4

Total Time: 10 min

Ingredients:

  • about 1 pound of fresh, ripe tomatoes
  • about 8 oz. fresh burrata cheese (or more, depending on how rich you want the salad to be)
  • olive oil
  • balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh basil, chopped
  • grilled bread (optional)

Directions:

  1. Cut heirloom tomatoes in slices or wedges. Arrange them on a plate or bowl. Add burrata cheese on top of tomatoes.
  2. Drizzle olive oil, balsamic vinegar on tomatoes and burrata cheese, to taste.
  3. Add salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Add fresh basil.
  5. Serve slices of tomato with a spoon full of the burrata cheese.
  6. (optional) serve with grilled bread and make a bruschetta out of the tomatoes and cheese.
Recipe Source: WhiteOnRiceCouple.com.

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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Tieghan July 15, 2013 at 7:15 am

Those tomatoes! Oh they look so good! Wow! What a pretty salad!

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2 Katie July 15, 2013 at 7:16 am

Oh how I love burrata and thick slices of heirloom tomatoes! Once again, you guys have my mouth watering!

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3 Karen July 15, 2013 at 7:26 am

Burrata recently became available at my local grocery, and I haven’t been able to stop eating it, especially now that my heirloom tomatoes have begun to ripen. I do believe it’s the world’s most fabulous summer dish.

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4 Belinda @themoonblushbaker July 15, 2013 at 7:30 am

What a gorgeous combination! The creamy cheese is right up my alley. I totally have to use “Ugly” more often, the orange is such a fresh change from the traditional red. I would love to toss this with some pasta for a quick meal or use some ox hearts in this salad combo.

Looking forward to more posts.

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5 Eileen Thai July 15, 2013 at 8:07 am

Beautiful! Our garden is doing pretty good here in Tennessee. We picked some lovely squash and beets. And lots of jalapeno peppers. String beans will be good to pick in a week or so. Some farms are not so lucky, with flooding in some low lying areas.

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6 Averie @ Averie Cooks July 15, 2013 at 8:29 am

Those tomatoes are just gorgeous! For a second I thought they were peaches! :) I’ve never tried that variety but now I want to. I just love tomatoes!

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7 Corinne July 15, 2013 at 8:58 am

Burrata is one of my top 5 favorite cheeses. Whenever we go to visit our family in Italy they always have some there for me – because they know I’ll enjoy it all! It’s so so soooo delicious I even just spread it on some fresh bread! Simple yet delicious. I’ve got only 6 weeks left until I get to go over there again – it came come soon enough! In the meantime, I better get to running…goodness knows I’ll need it ;)

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8 White on Rice Couple July 17, 2013 at 9:00 pm

Corinne- you’re so lucky to have family in Italy that serve you burrata!

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9 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar July 15, 2013 at 9:35 am

This looks absolutely perfect!!

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10 Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) July 15, 2013 at 11:33 am

This sounds incredibly Summery, fresh, creamy and delicious. I had burrata cheese for the first time in Oregon Wine Country a couple years ago and I thought it was about the best cheese I’d ever tasted. Was thrilled when I found it here locally at Whole Foods. Your tomatoes look gorgeous, and as soon as I have some from my garden, I’ll be making this simple dish. Thanks for the post.

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11 Andi July 15, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Yuuuuummy!

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12 Pam (Sidewalk Shoes) July 15, 2013 at 5:21 pm

I’ve got to find some of that cheese!

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13 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com July 15, 2013 at 5:32 pm

I’ve been eyeing burrata on everyone’s blog — and now I need some in my life!! This salad is so summery, Diane. Thanks for sharing :)

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14 Kevin @ Closet Cooking July 16, 2013 at 12:37 pm

What a perfect summer treat!

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15 Abbe@This is How I Cook July 16, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Perfect for summer and my last meal. Whenever that might happen!

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16 Elvira July 16, 2013 at 11:31 pm

I love the combination of burrata with tomates, it’s such a beautiful tasty summer dish. When I went to Puglia for a summer trip, I was lucky to find a cheese store that sold fresh burrata and showed me how they make it. They then wrapped it in some green leaves that released a light pungent flavor, for me to eat straight away. What an experience!

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17 White on Rice Couple July 17, 2013 at 8:59 pm

Elvira- you’re so lucky. It would be a dream to taste fresh burrata in Puglia!

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18 Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence July 17, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Beautiful salad!! Burrata is one of my favorite things :) And those tomatoes!

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19 Megan {Country Cleaver} July 17, 2013 at 8:52 pm

I so wish that I could go decent tomatoes in my little garden! These look divine!

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20 Sarah @ The Woks of Life July 20, 2013 at 9:13 pm

GORGEOUS tomatoes! I can’t ever find heirlooms where I live. I had them once when I was in California and it was like tasting a tomato for the first time. This recipe looks awesome.

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21 Jessica April 8, 2014 at 2:07 pm

I am new to your blog and so glad I found it. It is beautiful and the name is not bad either:) I have an affinity for heirloom tomatoes and these are gorgeous. Can’t wait to look for Burrata next time I am out. Thank you

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