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Tomato Buratta

Tomato Burrata salad is a simple yet elegant dish that highlights the fresh, sweet flavours of ripe tomatoes and creamy burrata cheese. This dish is perfect for summer when tomatoes are at their peak and can be enjoyed as a light lunch or appetizer.

To make this salad, you’ll need just a few simple ingredients: tomatoes, burrata cheese, pesto, ground pepper, sea salt, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and fresh basil leaves. The key to making this dish really shine is to use high-quality ingredients, such as ripe heirloom tomatoes and fresh, creamy burrata cheese.

To prepare the salad, simply slice the tomatoes into thin rounds and arrange them on a serving dish. Cut or tear the burrata cheese into bite-sized pieces and place them on top of the tomatoes, then drizzle with pesto. Season everything with salt and pepper, and finish with a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Finally, garnish the dish with fresh basil leaves and serve immediately.

One of the great things about this dish is its versatility. You could add other ingredients, such as fresh herbs and toasted pine nuts to give the salad some extra flavor and texture. You could also experiment with different types of tomatoes, such as cherry or grape tomatoes, to change things up. Burrata tomato salad is a delicious and refreshing dish that is perfect for a summer lunch or dinner. It’s quick and easy to prepare and can be enjoyed on its own or as a side dish. So why not try making this classic Italian salad and enjoy the fresh, vibrant flavours of summer?

tomato burrata

Basic Ingredients for Tomato Burrata


Tomatoes: The star of the show, ripe and sweet tomatoes are sliced into thin rounds and used as the base of the salad.

Burrata Cheese: A fresh Italian cheese that is made from mozzarella and cream. It has a soft, velvety texture and a delicate, creamy flavor.  Fresh and creamy burrata cheese is cut or torn into bite-sized pieces and placed on top of the tomatoes.

Pesto: Added on top of the burrata cheese to give the dish an extra layer of flavor.

Ground Pepper and Sea Salt: To season the salad.

Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar: To add a tangy and flavorful dressing to the salad.

Basil Leaves: Used as a garnish for the salad.

alternative ingredients

  • Instead of slicing tomatoes into rounds, you could use cherry tomatoes, grape tomatoes, or even sun-dried tomatoes.
  • If you can’t find burrata cheese, you could use fresh mozzarella or feta cheese as a substitute.
  • If you don’t have any pesto on hand, you could use chopped fresh basil or even a drizzle of balsamic glaze.
  • You could use other herbs, such as parsley or cilantro, as a garnish for the salad.

Preparation Tips for Tomato Burrata

  • To get the most flavour out of your tomatoes, make sure to use ripe and juicy tomatoes that are in season. It’s also important to slice the tomatoes thinly to ensure they are evenly coated with the dressing and cheese.

Serving Tips for Tomato Burrata

  • This salad is best served immediately after assembling to ensure that the tomatoes and cheese are at their freshest. It can be enjoyed on its own as a light lunch or as a side dish with grilled meats or seafood.

storage tips

  • If you have leftovers, you can store the salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one day. However, keep in mind that the tomatoes may release some liquid, which could make the salad a bit watery.

Tomato Burrata (Full Video)

Tomato Burrata

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes


  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 burrata cheese
  • ¼ pesto
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • handful basil leaves


  • Slice tomatoes into thin slices. Place them on a serving dish.
  • Cut or tear burrata cheese into bite-sized pieces placing it on to the tomatoes then add gracefully the pesto on top.
  • Season everything with salt and pepper and drizzle with oil and balsamic vinegar.
  • Finally, garnish it with basil leaves and serve right away.

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