It’s Friday, so let’s just keep things simple and straightforward…okay? Tomato and burrata salad.
While I don’t think there’s much more that needs to be said after that, I suppose that doesn’t really make for much of a blog post now does it?
Caprese salads are one of my most favorite dishes to make and eat in the summer. They don’t require many ingredients and they don’t require you to turn on the stove. That being said, the best caprese salads are made with burrata cheese and not mozzarella.
What’s the difference you may ask? Burrata cheese comes in a ball that looks an awful lot like mozzarella, and it is, but the inside of the ball is all creamy and not cheesy. Does that make sense? It’s not quite liquid in the center, but it is creamy enough to ooze out when you break the ball apart.
I’ve finally started to find good heirloom tomatoes at the store and I’ve also recently found a source for good burrata. Thus, a star is born! My tomato and burrata salad. 🙂
There’s not much needed to make this tomato and burrata salad beyond the obvious tomatoes and burrata cheese. However, you’ll most likely want a good fruity olive oil (I use my basil olive oil for this), some balsamic vinegar, a handful of basil leaves and good sea salt (or you could use kosher salt too). All three of these items get drizzled and/or sprinkled over the top of the salad just before serving.
I served this tomato and burrata salad for a light lunch but it would work great as a salad for dinner.
Now go out and get those juicy tomatoes and pick up a ball, or two of burrata to make this easy peasy salad.
- 2 large heirloom tomatoes
- 1 ball of burrata cheese
- handful of basil leaves
- fruity olive oil or basil olive oil
- balsamic vinegar
- sea salt
- Slice the tomatoes and arrange them on a plate so that they overlap.
- Tear the burrata into pieces and arrange over top of the tomatoes.
- Sprinkle the basil leaves over top of the salad.
- Drizzle the olive oil and balsamic over top of the salad.
- Sprinkle with sea salt.
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