Ode to the Simple: Tomato Burrata Salad 

Tomato burrata salad
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Forget fancy, overdressed salads that leave you feeling weighed down. Sometimes, the most beautiful things are the simplest. The tomato burrata salad is a symphony of summer flavors that celebrates fresh, high-quality ingredients. Here’s an easy recipe to guide you.


  • 2-3 heirloom tomatoes, sliced into thick wedges
  • 1 ball of fresh burrata cheese
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Handful of fresh basil leaves, roughly torn
  • Drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
  • Splash of balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Arrange the sliced heirloom tomatoes on a platter, creating a bed of vibrant color. Scatter the cherry tomatoes and fresh basil leaves on top. 
  2. Now comes the star of the show—the burrata. Gently tear it open, letting the creamy goodness spill onto the salad. 
  3. Drizzle with olive oil, and a touch of balsamic vinegar, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Bonus Tips

Want to elevate the experience? Add some pesto or a drizzle of aged balsamic glaze for extra depth of flavor. If you’re feeling adventurous, roast the cherry tomatoes for a caramelized sweetness before adding them to the salad. Or, make it a meal! Add grilled chicken, shrimp, or even toasted crostini for a more substantial salad.