Burrata Salad is a quick and easy salad made from cheese, tomatoes, basil, capers and a simple dressing! Serve with toast points for a complete meal or as is for a simple side salad to the main event.
For colourful, bright and easy salads, you can go wrong with a tomato and basil combination!
What is burrata?
Burrata is a cheese that has a creamy center.
Most commonly known as resembling mozzarella, this cheese has a very mild, soft texture.
This makes it the perfect cheese to pair with simple ingredients creating a unique and original salad.
How do you eat burrata?
Burrata can be used in a number of recipes due to its versatile taste and appearance.
Uses for burrata:
- in salads
- on a cheese board
- as part of a Grazing Platter
- on a Fruit Platter
- as a pizza topping
- on a Dip Platter
Burrata Salad ingredients
The ingredients for this recipe are simple and easy to find at the local shops. They are set out in the photo below so you can see exactly what you need:
As you can see, we have:
- medley tomatoes
- cherry tomatoes
- grape tomatoes
- basil leaves
- burrata (can use mozzarella) same, same kindof!
- salt and pepper
- olive oil
- red wine vinegar
- rye bread (optional shown in photos)
If you want to make the salad into a complete meal, toast some wholemeal or rye bread and serve with the salad to bulk it up!
How to make tomato burrata salad
The photos below are the easy step by step instructions you need to bring this dish together:
- use a knife to prep the tomatoes (Photo 1)
- pull the leaves from the basil stems (Photo 2)
You can tear the basil leaves into pieces with kitchen scissors or your fingers!
The tomatoes only need to be cut in halves.
- starting plating the salad with the tomatoes, burrata and toast (if using) (Photo 3)
- season with salt and pepper (Photo 4)
- drizzle with olive oil (Photo 5)
- add basil leaves to salad (Photo 6)
- sprinkle the capers around the plate (Photo 8
- dress with red wine vinegar (Photo 8)
To avoid having a soggy salad, dress the salad only moments before serving!
Burrata Salad recipe info
About the recipe:
- there is 9 total ingredients for this recipe! (salt and pepper = 1)
- you can substitute spinach or rocket leaves for the basil
- chop the burrata into smaller pieces and sprinkle through salad if desired
- bulk the salad up with crunchy toasted bread
FAQs about the recipe
- this is a quick, easy and simple recipe!
- you can make it ahead, but separate the liquids till serving
- use a combination of colours for the tomatoes
- the red wine vinegar is zesty and fresh, you only need a drizzle!
Your quick questions answered:
- if you can't find burrata, you can use mozzarella or bocconcini
- this is a vegetarian (not vegan) recipe
- the salad takes approx 15 mins to bring together
- This is perfect as an appetizer, brunch or meal in one!
These tips are to help you master this recipe from the 1st time you make it:
- use a knife and chopping board to prep the tomatoes
- grab an assortment of coloured tomatoes for visual appeal!
- make the salad ahead of time and then pull together when ready to serve
- dress with the red wine vinegar when serving (not in advance)
If you choose to use toast points to add bulk, they are excellent to also sop up the sweet vinegar!
If light and easy recipes and meals like this salad appeal to you, you might also like to try the following ideas:
Light lunch recipes
Or if a healthy light vegetarian recipes call your name, try the Haloumi Wrap for a change!
- Chopping board
- 400 grams medley tomatoes cute in half, Note 1
- 100 grams cherry tomatoes cut in half, see Note 1
- 100 grams orange grape tomatoes cut in half, see Note 1
- ½ bunch basil leaves
- 1 tbsp capers drained, not rinsed
- 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- Use a knife and chopping board to slice the tomatoes in halves
- Pull basil leaves from stems and discard (stems)
- Mix your tomatoes together to get an even spread of colour, season with salt, pepper and olive oil
- Add burrata, basil and capers to the salad
- Drizzle with red wine vinegar to serve
- Note 1 The goal here is for this salad to have a colourful assortment of tomatoes. If you can't get the exact type that is listed in the recipe, that is fine. Gather an assortment of colours, shapes and sizes to the equivalent amount.
- Note 2 Burrata can be hard to find at the local grocery store! If you hunt for it and cannot find it, use mozzarella or bocconcini instead.
Tomato Salad recipes
One of the easiest ways to enjoy a non garden salad is to skip the lettuce and use plenty of tomatoes instead!
Using a flavour packed vinegar for dressing is effortless as there is no stirring or blending!
I know it won't be up everyone's alley to use bread in the salad, but it does make for a full meal if you choose to!
Please give me a shout if you have questions or make the recipe as I would love to hear your feedback.
Let's get our burrata on my friends!