You know that famous scene in Sex and The City where Carrie Bradshaw stands in front of the store window, gazing lovingly at a pair of shoes and breathlessly says “Hello Lover…” well that’s me every time I make Heirloom Tomato Burrata Toast with Poached Eggs.
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A woman's hand using a fork to cut into Heirloom Tomato Burrata Toast with Poached Eggs

Heirloom Tomato Burrata Toast with Poached Eggs: Oh So Good, Oh So Pretty

Seriously, colorful tomatoes, warm toasted bread, creamy burrata, perfectly poached eggs, a hint of fresh basil and a drizzle of Balsamic Glaze pretty much fulfills all my breakfast dreams. And remember, heirloom tomatoes have a short season, July through August. So don’t wait, they won’t be here long!

A fork piercing the yolk Heirloom Tomato Burrata Toast with Poached Eggs

About That Yolk…

Let’s talk about poached eggs. They can be stunningly beautiful, or a hot mess, it’s all in the technique. I will explain it all in the recipe, but it certainly helps to watch a video. So click.

Two plates of Heirloom Tomato Burrata Toast with Poached Eggs on a white table

If You Prefer No Egg…

Well that’s just fine, because this burrata toast is absolutely delicious even without the egg! It’s sort of like a Caprese Salad Toast.

Heirloom Tomato Burrata Toast with Poached Eggs


Want To Make This Recipe Gluten Free?

I got you. And I have a recommendation: New Grains Gluten Free Breads. They ship. I order enough to get free shipping and keep them in the freezer, removing slices as I need them!


The Recipe: Heirloom Tomato Burrata Toast and Poached Eggs

What you need: a toaster, a small pot, a good knife and of course a wonderful balsamic glaze!

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Heirloom Tomato Burrata Toast with Poached Eggs
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
6 mins

A simple, beautiful breakfast made in about 11 minutes

Course: Breakfast, lunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, burrata toast, poached eggs
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Linda Spiker
  • 1  tablespoon  white vinegar
  • 4 fresh eggs (old eggs fall apart while poaching, but are great for boiling!)
  • 4 pieces artisan bread, toasted
  • 4 oz burrata cheese
  • 3 heirloom tomatoes of various colors, cut into large pieces
  • 4 basil leaves, chopped
  • Balsamic Glaze
  1. Watch video posted above to learn to poach eggs

  2. Set a small pot of water to boil. Water should be 3" deep. Add 1 tablespoon white vinegar to water, bring to a rolling boil.

  3. While waiting for water to boil, cut tomatoes and chop basil

  4. Grab two small bowls and carefully crack two eggs into each bowl, set aside

  5. When water boils, pop toast into the toaster

  6. You will be poaching two eggs at a time: Grab a spoon and one of the egg bowls, swirl boiling water smoothly and quickly until a vortex forms and pour those eggs right in the center. Poach eggs 2-3 minutes for runny, 3 1/2 minutes for slightly runny, 4-5 minutes for cooked through.

  7. Remove eggs from water with a slotted spoon and set on a paper towel, gently turn

  8. Repeat with next bowl of eggs

  9. Butter toast, place burrata on top, add tomatoes, basil and drizzle with balsamic glaze

  10. Top with eggs and sprinkle with sea salt and pepper

  11. Enjoy!


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