Marinated Heirloom Tomatoes and Burratta
Marinated tomatoes might not sound like they will knock your socks off, or maybe that’s your thing and you know they will, but these sweet and juicy bites of summery heaven have all the feel-goods of a sunshiny day plus amazingly simple elegance. Enticed yet?
This recipe is inspired by a dish we had last fall in a funky tapas bar one could only find in Napa. The tomatoes were picked that day from the garden behind the restaurant- where else but Cali do the servers tell you that? Ron admittedly wasn’t all that excited about marinated tomatoes, and I wasn’t the best at explaining exactly what qualifies a tomato as heirloom (I’ve since upped my game), but I did guarantee it was going to be delicious and I love it when I’m right! They served the chunky tomatoes with a bright green herbed olive oil and dolloped creamy burratta. We were in heirloom paradise!
Try this easy, no fuss version for an appetizer with a glass of Chianti or as a stunning side to pasta a la carbonara. You’ll be hooked!