Chef John's Tomato and "Dirt" Salad
This tasty new twist on the tomato salad is deceptive to the eye but the perfect combination of earthy and crispy paired with the fresh juiciness of tomatoes and creamy burrata cheese. The “dirt” is a clever combination of minced mushrooms, rye bread crumbs and crushed almonds, all cooked until dark and crisp. After that, it’s all presentation, first with an arrangement of burrata slices with tomato slices in a dish. Drizzles of white wine vinegar and olive oil welcome seasonings of kosher salt, black pepper and basil. The finish with a sprinkling of dirt both mystifies and tantalizes with earthy goodness. Get the recipe for Chef John's Tomato and Dirt Salad.