Wondering what to do with all those gorgeous tomatoes this summer? This recipe combines flavors of goat cheese, basil, and balsamic vinegar, it’s tart, refreshing, and perfect for a warm evening on the patio.
Wine: Pair with Terrazas Torrontes 20102($15 srp). Notes of white peach, mango, and lemon blossom, with a spicy finish. Excellent acidity, and when well chilled, a perfect match for fresh summer salads, tangy goat cheese, and fruits. Smooth, easy to drink.
HEIRLOOM TOMATO CARPACCIO
- 4 medium heirloom tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- ½ cup crumbled goat cheese
- Big pinch basil leaves, thinly sliced
- 8 pieces bruschetta
- ¼ cup balsamic glaze
- Black pepper to taste
Prepare four small plates each with a drizzle of 1 teaspoon olive oil and 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar. Slice each tomato approximately 1/8” thin. Lay tomato slices over oil and vinegar in single layer, slightly overlapping. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons goat cheese per plate over tomato slices. Place thinly sliced basil leaves evenly over each plate. Garnish with a zig-zag of balsamic glaze from a fine-tipped squeeze bottle. Finish with fresh ground black pepper.
Serve with 2 pieces freshly grilled or toasted bruschetta slices.
1 loaf rustic ciabatta bread
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Salt and black pepper to taste
Slice rustic ciabatta loaf in ½” thick pieces. Brush both sides with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Bread can be grilled or toasted.
With permission from Seasons 52