Isn’t summer just the best? Aside from the hot days and balmy nights, the wide range of produce to choose from at the market is unbeatable. Peaches are my absolute favorite so when I picked up a few too many, I needed to get creative with my cooking and use them up. With tons of heirloom tomatoes on hand, I snipped some fresh basil from the garden and got to work. This salad has easily become one of my absolute favorites and it’s beyond simple to throw together for a quick dinnertime gathering. Pair it with a crisp Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc and your guests will be asking for seconds. Cheers!
6-8 heirloom tomatoes (assorted sizes and colors)
6 medium/large ripe yellow peaches
1 cup fresh basil (chopped)
4 oz. burrata
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
salt & pepper to taste
1. Slice tomatoes and peaches lengthwise into 8 pieces
2. Slice basil into ribbons
3. Using your fingers, separate burrata into small quarter-size pieces
4. Combine peaches, tomatoes and basil. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and gently toss.
5. Place onto plate and add 6-8 pieces of burrata per serving. Finish with fresh cracked pepper and salt.
Yield: 6 servings