Summer Tomato Burrata Salad
Summer calls for quick, cool and delicious salads like this Summer Tomato Burrata Salad recipe. You can put it together in mere minutes and it will be sure to please even the pickiest of eaters!
Our garden has been bursting and happy with tomatoes. To see how we grow our tomatoes and get so many in a small space click here.
RIGHT up to the point that it turned 100º and they refused to come out and play anymore.
We’ve been left with a counter full of tomatoes every day and last nite I made this Tomato Burrata Salad.
And I almost cried at how good it was.
The oozing sweet creaminess of the burrata with the juicy acidic tomatoes and fresh basil are to die for. All you need to do is add a tiny drizzle of balsamic glaze and good olive oil, salt and pepper to taste and dig in!
If you’ve never had burrata cheese before, Burrata is essentially a shell of mozzarella wrapped around a lush mixture of cheese curds and cream all formed into one gorgeous supple ball of goodness. You can spread it on toasted bread with a drizzle of olive oil and simply be transported to heaven.
I use either of these glazes (The first from Walmart or any grocery store and the second from Trader Joe’s).
If you can’t find it, just pour some balsamic vinegar into a small sauce pan and reduce it down to glaze by simmering it slowly.
Also, and I can’t stress this enough. – use garden-fresh tomatoes if you can! It makes all the difference in the world. If you don’t garden, visit your local farmer’s market or try to get some heirlooms at your local grocery store.
I hope you enjoy this as much as we did.
If not, I’ll take care of your leftovers.
- 2-3 cups sliced garden-fresh tomatoes any size
- 8 oz. burrata container (I got at Trader Joe's) or 2 balls
- 1-2 T. Olive oil
- 2 T. balsamic glaze
- 2 T. shredded fresh basil
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Lay burrata balls in a shallow large bowl or plate
- Slice or chop tomatoes roughly into bite size pieces and layer around burrata balls
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste
- Drizzle olive oil over
- Drizzle balsamic glaze over
- Sprinkle fresh basil over all