Heirloom Tomato Burrata Salad – A super simple yet delicious summer salad! It’s ready on the table in only 5 minutes, fresh, healthy, and comes with delicious flavors!
Burrata salad is one of the simplest summer salads and prepared in no time. It’s the perfect quick salad with extra flavor that can be served at every barbecue, summer party, or even enjoyed as a stand-alone light summer meal for two. Don’t forget to serve some freshly baked or toasted bread along.
Fresh ripe tomatoes, fresh basil leaves, and creamy burrata drizzled with olive oil and balsamic glaze – that smells like summer! A fresh, healthy, and satisfying salad. I also like to call it the luxury Caprese salad version!
Summer is the best season for fresh and ripe tomatoes! Those juicy fruits are full of flavor and come with such a beautiful color. I love to use a mixture of Heirloom tomatoes to make this burrata salad. Thinly sliced and served on a platter, they look not only beautiful, but also taste delicious.
Heirloom tomatoes are old tomato varieties. Following tomatoes belong to this family:
- Coeur de Boeuf (known for its heart shape)
- Golden Queen
- Black cherry
→ Those are the ones I used, but there are many more Heirloom varieties.
It’s the mixture that makes this salad special. Choose different colors and shapes! During summer, you often find prepacked Heirloom tomato blends available at your grocery store.
Feel free to make this salad with regular tomatoes if that’s what you have at hand. Homegrown garden tomatoes or a mixture of cherry tomatoes work too.
Aline’s Tip: Slice the tomatoes lengthwise into fine slices for a beautiful tomato salad platter.
What Is Burrata?
Burrata cheese is similar to fresh mozzarella or buffalo mozzarella, yet the inside is soft and creamy. It’s filled with a mixture of cream and cream cheese, that’s why this Italian cheese is so uniquely creamy.
From the outside, it’s almost not distinguishable from regular mozzarella, yet if you slice it open, the filling starts to flow out slowly.
Burrata cheese is an excellent topping for almost any salad or pizza (carefully tear it apart and place it on top of the baked pizza).
Caprese Salad Variation
As already mentioned, this salad is kind of a burrata caprese salad version. Instead of mozzarella, we are going to top it with creamy burrata cheese.
If you are looking for variations, add some fresh arugula, toasted bread (Panzanella style), pesto, melon, or peach wedges.
Simple Burrata Salad Dressing
I meant it when I said that this is one of the quickest summer salads ever. No fancy dressing needed.
Drizzle the salad with extra virgin olive oil and a few splashed of balsamic glaze, season with salt and pepper, and you are done! Keep it simple! That’s all you need!
Balsamic glaze is truly the best condiment for this salad. The light sweetness harmonizes so well with the burrata and tomatoes.
If you don’t have any at home, you can substitute it with balsamic vinegar or reduce balsamic vinegar with sugar to make a homemade version.
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Tomato Burrata Salad
- Slice the tomatoes and arrange them on a large serving platter. Top with fresh basil leaves. Arrange the burrata balls on top.
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil and a few splashes of balsamic cream.
- Serve with fresh bread!
- I highly suggest using heirloom tomatoes to make this recipe!
- Can also be served as a light summer dinner for two.
- Burrata: I love serving this salad with mini burrata cheese balls. Feel free to use a regular 7 or 8-ounce burrata to make this recipe. → Carefully tear it apart and arrange on the tomatoes.
- Balsamic Glaze: The BEST condiment for this salad! If you don’t have it at hand, substitute with balsamic vinegar.