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Heirloom Tomato Tartare with Balsamic Reduction

Here’s a fancy and gastronomic vegan tomato recipe that highlights the flavors of ripe tomatoes. You can serve it with our vegan burrata recipe ( )

Heirloom Tomato Tartare with Balsamic Reduction:


  • 4-5 ripe heirloom tomatoes, different colors if possible
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallots
  • 1 tablespoon capers, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Balsamic reduction (store-bought or homemade) for drizzling
  • Microgreens for garnish


  1. Prepare the tomatoes: Core the tomatoes and remove the seeds. Dice the tomatoes into small cubes. Place the diced tomatoes in a sieve or colander to drain excess liquid for about 15 minutes.
  2. Mix the dressing: In a bowl, whisk together the extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, finely chopped shallots, capers, chopped basil, and chopped parsley. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Combine the tomatoes and dressing: Gently transfer the drained diced tomatoes to a clean bowl. Pour the dressing over the tomatoes and carefully fold them together, ensuring the tomatoes are coated with the dressing.
  4. Chill and marinate: Cover the bowl and refrigerate the tomato mixture for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld and the tomatoes to marinate.
  5. Assemble the tartare: Using a ring mold or a circular biscuit cutter, place the mold on a serving plate. Spoon the marinated tomato mixture into the mold, pressing it down gently to form a compact shape. Carefully remove the mold, leaving a neat, round tartare shape on the plate. Repeat with the remaining tomato mixture.
  6. Drizzle and garnish: Drizzle balsamic reduction over the tomato tartare on each plate. Garnish with microgreens for a pop of color and freshness.
  7. Serve and enjoy: Serve the heirloom tomato tartare as a fancy appetizer or light lunch. You can accompany it with toasted crostini or crusty bread for added texture.

This vegan heirloom tomato tartare with balsamic reduction is a visually stunning and delicious gastronomic dish that celebrates the vibrant flavors of ripe tomatoes. It’s perfect for showcasing the beauty and taste of seasonal produce. Enjoy!

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