Are you looking for a tasty tomato salad ready in just 10 minutes? The burrata tomato salad is perfect for summer lunches!
Burrata is the cousin of mozzarella, and for this recipe, you can use either without any worries.
Burrata Tomato Salad with Basil, Olive Oil, and Himalayan Salt
Ingredients for the burrata tomato salad:
Mozzarella or Burrata
Both mozzarella and burrata are high-quality cheeses. These white balls symbolize freshness and Italy.
Both cheeses are made from cow’s milk (or, more rarely, buffalo milk). Burrata is considered a derivative of mozzarella as it is simply stuffed with cream. Burrata originates from the Puglia region in Italy.
The success of your salad greatly depends on the quality of your tomatoes. The juicier and more flavorful they are, the better your salad will be. Also, feel free to indulge in a variety of tomato types and colors. Heirloom tomatoes, yellow, red, and black cherry tomatoes, the more, the better!
I find that basil adds a touch of freshness to the burrata/mozzarella and tomato mixture. You can either chop it into small pieces or place whole leaves for a visually appealing presentation.
Once again, ingredient quality is key for this recipe. The cheese already provides flavor, and I think it would be a shame to cover it with an overpowering dressing or sauce. So, I choose to season this salad simply with a drizzle of olive oil, a pinch of Himalayan salt or coarse salt, and freshly ground pepper.
Plums and Nectarines
Because I love the sweet and savory combination, I decided to add summer fruits to my salad. But it’s not mandatory; the classic tomato and mozzarella/burrata version is already perfect!
Zooming in on the Burrata Tomato Salad
Preparing the original burrata tomato mozzarella salad
The advantage of this salad, besides being delicious and appealing to both young and old, is that it’s ready in just 10 minutes. You need to wash the fruits thoroughly and place the burrata on top. You can place it as is or cut it into quarters and arrange it on the tomatoes. Wait until serving to drizzle the olive oil, add salt, and pepper.
As I mentioned earlier, this recipe is ultra-simple (and always a hit with my guests). It all depends on the quality of the ingredients. Here are my favorites on Amazon: