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Tomato Burrata Salad Recipe

This Tomato Burrata Salad couldn’t be easier. Similar to a Caprese Salad, all it requires is a little chopping and assembly. This salad is a great way to let burrata and seasonal tomatoes shine.

The best summer salads are the easiest (especially when you don’t have to cook!). Burrata salad takes about 10 minutes of prep and is such an impressive side dish for gatherings.

Tomato Burrata salad on a plate

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What is Burrata Cheese?

If you’ve never had burrata cheese before, you’re in for a treat. Burrata is a circular-shaped Italian cheese made from cow’s milk. At first glance, it looks like fresh mozzarella cheese balls, but what’s inside makes it truly special. It has a soft outer layer of fresh mozzarella cheese with a creamy center. If you slice into it with a knife, the gooey center pours out. The blend of contrasting textures is dreamy.

Tomato Burrata Salad Ingredients

Since this recipe relies on just a few simple ingredients, it’s important to get the best quality ingredients you can find. In-season heirloom and cherry tomatoes will take this salad to the next level.

  • Tomatoes – If using heirloom tomatoes, slice into rings like you would for Caprese Salad. Cut cherry tomatoes in half.
  • Basil – give them a rough chop once but don’t go over them again with your knife or they will get bruised and crushed.
  • Burrata cheese – You should be able to find burrata in large grocery stores or specialty food stores. It’s gotten very popular in recent years. 
  • Extra virgin olive oil – You’ll want to use a full-flavor oil.
  • Salt & pepper – You don’t need to go overboard with the salt or pepper, as the burrata adds a nice flavor naturally.
  • Balsamic vinegar – A drizzle of tangy balsamic brings the whole salad together.
Ingredients for tomato burrata salad

How To Make Burrata Salad

Making burrata salad only requires some quick prep and there is no cooking required.

  1. Slice Tomatoes: Using a sharp knife, cut the heirloom tomatoes into thick, round slices. Assemble them on a pretty serving dish. Next, cut the cherry tomatoes in half and sprinkle them over the heirlooms. 
  2. Chop Basil: Roughly chop the basil into imperfect pieces and sprinkle it over the tomatoes. You can also chiffonade basil as we did for Tomato Soup.
  3. Chop the Burrata Cheese: Chop or tear the burrata into bite-sized chunks. Sprinkle it on the tomatoes and basil. 
  4. Season and Serve: Put a few cracks of salt and pepper on top, followed by a drizzling of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. 
Step by step on how to make tomato burrata salad

Tips for the Best Burrata Salad

  • Use colorful, in-season tomatoes – For the best taste, use in-season, fresh tomatoes from the garden, or a farmer’s market.
  • Serve right away – Once the salad is dressed, don’t let it sit at room temperature for too long or the salt will cause the tomatoes to get juicy.
  • Add salt to taste – we use fine sea salt. Salt really brings out the flavor of the tomatoes. If using flaky salt, you will need to add more.
  • Switch up the ingredients – This salad is super forgiving and versatile. Add in some arugula, prosciutto, croutons (like a Panzanella Salad), or sliced peaches to make it your own. 
tomato burrata salad on a plate

You’ll be craving Burrata Salad all summer long. As soon as the garden tomatoes are ripe, we’re making this salad.

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Tomato Burrata Salad Recipe

5 from 8 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Burrata salad with tomatoes

Tomato Burrata Salad is one of the easiest Summer salads. The rich burrata cheese is delicious with tomatoes, basil, olive oil, and balsamic.

Author: Natalya Drozhzhin
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $6-$8 Varies by Season
Keyword: burrata salad, tomato burrata salad
Cuisine: Italian
Course: Salad
Calories: 257
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Slice heirloom tomatoes into ⅓-inch thick slices. Place them on a serving dish.

  2. Cut cherry tomatoes into halves. Place them on tomato slices.

  3. Chop basil into small pieces and sprinkle over the tomatoes.

  4. Cut or tear burrata cheese into bite-sized pieces. Place it on top of the ingredients.

  5. Season everything with salt and pepper and drizzle with oil and balsamic vinegar. Serve right away.

Nutrition Facts
Tomato Burrata Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 257 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 302mg13%
Potassium 320mg9%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 1407IU28%
Vitamin C 22mg27%
Calcium 247mg25%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Natalya is a food blogger who founded Momsdish.com to make cooking easier. Growing up on a farm in Ukraine, Natalya was inspired by the amazing dishes that were prepared using simple ingredients. Natalya is most notably known for making cooking approachable for any person.

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  • Beth
    August 17, 2021

    This salad was so wonderful and fresh to go with our lunch today! We absolutely loved this salad! We added some Italian sausage to this and it was so good! Can’t wait to make this again!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 17, 2021

      Yum! That sounds like a great combination! Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Beth!

      Reply

  • Sara Welch
    August 17, 2021

    What a great way to use up all my summer tomatoes! Excited to give this a try with dinner tonight!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 17, 2021

      The best way! This is especially tasty with homegrown garden tomatoes! I hope you love this recipe!

      Reply

  • Erin
    August 17, 2021

    Burrata cheese is one of my FAVS! I loved this recipe, and so did my guests. The balsamic vinegar finishes it nicely!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 17, 2021

      So so good! I’m so glad to hear it’s your favorite also Erin!

      Reply

  • Lisa
    August 17, 2021

    I love this recipe!!!! I would love to add some spicy Italian meats to it!!! Your recipes are all so fantastic!!! I love the way you explain all the recipes in such a fun loving way!!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 17, 2021

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Lisa!

      Reply

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