It's been a sultry and sun-quenched summer in Portland and all the tomato plants are going crazy - in a good way. In fact, the tomatoes are so ripe, sweet and delicious, we had to put together this super-easy recipe and share it with all of you. Immediately.
- a fresh baguette (or two)
- two or three large heirloom tomatoes
- one or two balls of burrata cheese (the yummiest, creamiest cheese ever!)
- finishing salt (to taste)
- crushed black pepper (to taste)
- 1.5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- several basil leaves
All you need is a good knife (we like the ceramic variety) for cutting tomatoes without smashing them, a bread knife (for cutting the baguette) and a cutting board (to use for both prepping and serving).
Cut the tomatoes into 1/4 inch slices. Cut the baguette into 1 inch (or so) slices. Arrange tomatoes onto the cutting board. Place baguette onto the cutting board. Add the basil to the cutting board. Drizzle the olive oil onto the tomatoes. Add salt and pepper to a small ramekin.
To eat, stack the burrata, basil. tomatoes and a little salt and pepper onto the sliced baguette. Enjoy!