Heirloom Tomato Tartare Verrines

~ Heirloom Tomatoes, Burrata, Basil, Crostini ~

Before I fully throw myself into fall, I will share this recipe that takes advantage of the bushels of heirloom tomatoes we are still lucky enough to enjoy. Our warm and sunny early autumn has kept the supply of tomatoes ample and ripe. I am a sucker for heirloom tomatoes, their range of colors, patterns and bulbous shapes are eternally pleasing. In this easy recipe, I dice a variety of tomatoes and serve them in a glass, or verrine, to show off their colors. A dollop of creamy burrata and drizzle of aged balsamic vinegar results in a savory parfait that is as beautiful to look at as delicious to eat.

Considering how fresh and minimal this recipe is, it’s key that you use high quality ingredients. Choose firm yet ripe tomatoes with a range of colors, and be sure to use a good extra-virgin olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar.

Heirloom Tomato Tartare Verrines
Makes 6 small appetizers

6 slices of baguette, cut 4 inches in length by 1/4 inch thick
Extra-virgin olive oil
1 large garlic clove, lightly smashed
1 1/2 pounds assorted heirloom tomatoes, seeded, cut in 1/4 inch dice
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 burrata rounds, approx. 4 ounces
Aged balsamic vinegar
Basil sprigs

Preheat oven broiler. Brush baguette slices with olive oil. Rub with garlic clove. Arrange in one layer on a baking tray. Broil until lightly golden on both sides, turning once. Remove and set aside.
Place diced tomato in a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper. Gently stir to combine. Divide the tomatoes evenly between 6 glasses. Top with a spoonful of Burratta. Drizzle with a little balsamic vinegar. Top with a basil sprig. Serve with baguette crostini.

24 responses to “Heirloom Tomato Tartare Verrines

  1. Oh wow, they look amazing!!!

  2. Stunning. Lynda, we are on the same page! 🙂

  3. Heirloom tomatoes are wonderful and Burrata is just irresisitibly scrumptious. What lovely verrines.



  4. So lucky that we still have beautiful tomatoes in our markets – what a wonderful way to enjoy them…

  5. I wish we were enjoying a sunny fall. The sun has been missing for a while here. This salad looks delightful!

  6. Since it’s in the 90’s here today, fall seems so far away and this looks like the perfect dish! I love this in a verrine too! Simple and elegant.

  7. These looks so beautiful….
    What a wonderful symphony of flavors…

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  9. Such an elegant dish! And don’t you love burrata? Even better than mozzarella to me!

  10. Gorgeous! So fresh and tasty looking…

  11. They look light and delicious. Just lovely for the sunny autumn we have here 🙂

  12. What a beautiful presentation! It looks so yummy!

  13. What a beautiful appetizer! I too will miss fresh summery tomatoes!

  14. Wow, I need one of those right now. Seriously! What’s not to love? Heirlooms are just pure heaven. Great photo. xx

  15. Simple perfection. Tomatoes are my all time favourites, and this simple salad would make their colour and flavours stand out that mush more! Lovely!

  16. This is a beautiful dish, and the presentation is outstanding!

  17. Another lickable photo, and did you say burrata? Oh my…my heart is racing!

  18. Simple to make yet a delicacy… your heirloom tomato looks really great, craving for it. love the photo, Nice blog.

  19. I don’t think anything could be as divine as heirloom tomatoes and burrata. You are so right that high quality ingredients are really important in a recipe like this. Just beautiful.

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