This Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Appetizer recipe is the perfect no fuss dish for a relaxing night at home or when you don’t know what to bring to a friends dinner party. Honestly it’s a great burrata recipe to add to your rotation if you love this cheese like I do!
These two items are something I tend to always have in my house. Ever since my local grocery store started consistently carrying burrata I can’t stop buying it! It’s probably one of my favorite cheeses in existence.
Enter this super quick and easy appetizer recipe, or in some cases it can make a great dinner too! Living in San Diego we get some pretty hot days and cooking in the traditional sense just sounds like torture, so meals like this make my life easier.
Pair it with a nice red wine and pretend you’re in Tuscany! I found the original idea for this appetizer in one of my many beloved cookbooks, Extra Virgin. Pasta, pizza, bread, I love it all and the recipes from Tuscany seem to always call my name! What about you? Is there a particular region of the world that has recipes you love?
Never having visited Italy I dream of taking a trip there one day and maybe taking a cooking class, visiting some wineries and doing other super touristy things with no shame! If you’ve been there (or even live there), please tell me where I should visit on my first trip there.
In the meantime I’ll just pretend I’m on vacation in Tuscany by making food like this heirloom tomato and burrata appetizer. I hope you enjoy it as well!
Burrata cheese is similar to mozzarella but taken to a whole new level! The word burrata in Italian actually means “buttery’ and after one bite you will understand why this cheese is named that way. The outside of the cheese is a thin layer of stretched cheese curd made of buffalo or cow’s milk mozzarella. While inside it’s filled with a buttery soft mixture of curd and fresh cream.
Serves 3 to 4 people as an appetizer
PREP TIME – 10 min PREP TIME | TOTAL TIME 10 min
I’m really happy that you are trying out my Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Appetizer Recipe. Would love to see how it turns out for you! Be sure to tag me on Instagram @natashasfoodadventures or use my hashtag #natashasfoodadventures.