Tomato Burrata Salad—the best Tomato Burrata Salad, made with fresh Burrata cheese, heirloom tomatoes and dressed with pesto, extra virgin olive oil and basil.
If I am being honest, making this salad is so easy that it literary takes five minutes to prepare, and I am not really sure if it qualifies for a recipe on its own.
Aside from cutting the tomatoes, arranging everything on a plate, and adding some lemon zest, there is hardly any work left here but to drizzle good quality olive oil and garnish with fresh basil, and you are done!
I add some pesto sauce because I like how it compliments the salad and gives it a bright color and a refreshing taste.
For this beautiful, fresh salad you need the following ingredients;
Tomatoes: a variety of tomatoes is needed for this colorful salad. I am using only two types but you can certainly add more.
Heirloom tomatoes: Sweet, juicy and loaded with flavor. Heirloom tomatoes pair perfectly with Burrata and basil. I am using red and yellow ones.
Cherry tomatoes: or grape tomatoes, they can be tart and a bit sour which is great to balance the flavors, let alone they add a beautiful color to the salad.
Burrata Cheese: Use the best cheese you can get your hands on. Burrata is soft, creamy and has a delicate taste. It is a staple ingredients on all Italian restaurants menus.
Lemon Zest: This is a key ingredient to the salad and while it is not common in many recipes, I find lemon zest adds freshness and ties the flavors together.
Basil Leaves: Fresh basil is recommended. You will only need a handful.
You will also need extra virgin olive oil, flaky sea salt, and some pesto sauce (optional).
How To Prepare Tomato Burrata Salad
Slice the Heirloom tomatoes about 1/4″ thick and cut the cherry tomatoes in halves and arrange on a serving platter.
Place the Burrata balls in the middle of the plate and drizzle with extra version olive oil. Add a sprinkle of salt flakes to taste. Zest half a lemon over the salad and dollop pesto sauce around.
Serve this colorful Tomato Burrata Salad immediately.
what is burrata
Burrata is a soft creamy cheese that has a delicate and balanced taste. You can have Burrata cheese with almost any kind of greens or fruits.
Tear the cheese balls into pieces and add them to your homemade pizzas, pastas and salads.
Burrata also pairs well with summer berries and fruits.
Have it with a cracker, warm slices of baguette or a slice of toasted wholegrain bread.
What to Have Tomato Burrata Salad with
This is a beautiful, fresh salad that is a fantastic side dish to anything you could think of. I like to have Burrata Salad as a starter followed by a protein based dish like, Grilled Chicken, Grilled Lamb Chops or Fish
- 3 large heirloom tomatoes (about 1lb)
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 2 Burrata balls, 8oz (227g)
- zest of half a lemon
- 15–20 leaves fresh basil
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- flaky sea salt, to taste
- 2 tablespoons pesto sauce (optional)
- Slice the tomatoes about 1/4" thick and arrange on a serving platter.
- Place the burrata balls in the middle of the plate. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle salt flakes over.
- Zest half a lemon over the salad and dollop pesto sauce around.
- Serve immediately.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 535Total Fat: 43gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 905mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 28g
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