With summer and summer produce in full swing, I have been taking advantage of making dishes that highlight all my favorite foods that are in season only this time of year. Two of my favorite foods that are best in the summer are farm fresh Heirloom Tomatoes and Basil.
Basil and tomatoes go together like Batman and Robin and the addition of my favorite Italian Cheese, Burrata is just icing on the Batmobile (horrible metaphor but you get where I am going with this….).
I originally was thinking of making this salad with my Basil Pesto, but decided to go the route of a Basil Vinaigrette instead (lighter, and more salad-like). I found a recipe for a basil vinaigrette from a fantastic food blog I love, and changed up a few things like using Spring Onions instead of shallots because, spring onions are also in season!
Some other variations of this dish I made this week included adding in some arugula to really make it feel like a salad. You can also add in fun additions like Prosciutto, or pine nuts, or shaved Parmesan on top.
This salad can also be served on top of bread like a bruschetta which is delicious and a great appetizer for a party!
Tomato and Burrata Salad with Basil Vinaigrette
Heirloom Tomatoes and Creamy Burrata Cheese tossed in a Homemade Basil Vinaigrette