Easy, flavor-packed Marinated Tomato Burrata Salad with creamy burrata cheese, garlic herb marinated tomatoes, and fresh basil. The ultimate shareable summer salad!JUMP TO RECIPE
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Fresh and delicious Marinated Tomato Burrata Salad
This easy and delicious summery salad is a flavor packed, simple yet elegant shareable dish you can whip up in no time! With juicy marinated tomatoes, creamy burrata cheese, fresh basil leaves, and balsamic, you really can't go wrong!
The delicious marinated tomatoes pair perfectly with the creamy cheese, and work together beautifully spread onto crostini or crusty Italian bread. It's the perfect combo of quality, fresh ingredients.
Marinating the tomatoes
- Prep the tomatoes. Slice the tomatoes in half lengthwise, and add to a large mixing bowl. Add red onion, basil, salt, pepper, olive oil, garlic, and red wine vinegar. Stir well.
- Marinate the tomatoes for at least 3 hours, and up to 24 (if marinating overnight, leave out at room temperature for at least 30 minutes to and hour before plating).
Assembling the Burrata Salad
To make this salad, you will need:
- 1 lb grape tomatoes or cherry tomatoes.
- ¼ cup finely diced red onion. You could also use shallot, if you prefer.
- 2 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil. You'll use more (whole leaves) later when it's time to plate.
- ½ teaspoon coarse sea salt.
- ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper.
- 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil.
- 1 clove minced garlic.
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar. I like Pompeian.
- 10 oz burrata cheese. Most grocery stores carry it now. It is sometimes with the specilaty cheeses, and comes in a tub of liquid.
- Maldon finishing salt (optional, but recommended).
- Balsamic glaze, such as Roland.
Plating the salad
- Assemble. Plate tomatoes on a large platter or in a serving bowl.
- Add the cheese. Add burrata to the platter, and gently tear open.
- Finishing touches. Finish the salad with a drizzle of olive oil, some balsamic glaze, a sprinkle of Maldon salt and fresh basil leaves.
What is Burrata?
Burrata cheese, while it might LOOK like mozzarella, is actually MADE from mozzarella. Burrata cheese is a soft cheese that has a solid outside curd which is formed into a hollow pouch, that is filled with soft, curd and fresh cream. This cow's milk cheese is the best of both world’s texturally, and is creamy and easily spreadable.
Where to find burrata cheese
Most grocery stores have burrata now. Some carry it in the specialty cheese section. I've had luck at most grocery stores, and Trader Joe's and Costco have some great burrata, too. You can also find it at specialty cheese shops.
Tips for the best Burrata Salad
- You can make this salad any time of year, but if making in peak tomato season, aim for fresh, local tomatoes or heirloom tomatoes.
- Let your marinated tomatoes and burrata sit at room temperature for 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to plating and serving. This will allow for the best texture and flavor.
- Assemble only when you are ready to serve. You'll want to dive right in for the best flavor.
- Use a touch of finishing salt over top right before serving.
- Use high quality olive oil and balsamic glaze. This salad recipe is simple, and relies heavily on the quality of the ingredients used. Go for fresh. vibrant and flavorful.
- Make sure to marinate the tomatoes for a minimum of 1 hour. If doing a quick marinade, you can just leave them on the counter until ready to assemble, rather than storing in the fridge. If marinating for up to 24 hours, stick them in the refrigerator, and let them come to room temp when ready to serve.
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If you love this Burrata salad, you'll love these salad recipes, too!
- Caramelized Lemon Orzo Salad
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- Prosciutto and Melon Salad with Burrata
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What to serve with Burrata Salad
This Burrata salad is great as is, or can be served with crostini or crusty bread. This salad is great for serving a group of friends with some good wine, or as a side dish for some grilled chicken or steak. It's a light and summery shareable salad.
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Easy Marinated Tomato and Burrata Salad Recipe
- 10 oz burrata cheese
- balsamic glaze, additional basil and olive oil, for serving
- 1 lb grape tomatoes or cherry tomatoes
- ¼ cup finely diced red onion
- 2 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil
- ½ teaspoon coarse sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 clove minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1. Slice the tomatoes in half lengthwise, and add to a large mixing bowl. Add red onion, basil, salt, pepper, olive oil, garlic, and red wine vinegar. Stir well. 2. Marinate tomatoes for at least 3 hours, and up to 24 (if marinating overnight, leave out at room temperature for at least 30 minutes to and hour before plating). 3. Plate tomatoes on a large platter or in a serving bowl. 4. Add burrata to the platter, and gently tear open. 5. Finish the salad with a drizzle of olive oil, some balsamic glaze, a sprinkle of Maldon salt and fresh basil leaves. Serve as is, or with crusty bread.
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