Burrata Caprese Salad

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Burrata Caprese Salad combines creamy burrata cheese with ripe tomatoes, fresh basil, and a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic glaze, creating a simple yet elegant dish bursting with flavor. Perfect for summer, this salad highlights the freshest ingredients for the perfect side dish!

A bowl of caprese salad with burrito cheese.

Burrata Caprese

While we don’t have a large garden like my parents had back in the day, we DO have a few cherry tomato plants plus a pot of fresh basil. That’s all we need – right? I must say that our miniature garden is doing quite well this year which is excellent news when craving burrata caprese!

If you have large tomatoes, go ahead and make Classic Caprese Salad with Balsamic Glaze. It’s a great one! We also enjoy Arugula Caprese Salad on the regular.

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Why This Recipe Works:

  • SIMPLE TO MAKE – This salad recipe uses simple ingredients and takes literal minutes to make.
  • FLAVORFUL – The combination of creamy cheese, ripe tomatoes, fresh basil, and toppings makes the most flavorful salad. Your whole family will love it!
  • SUMMERTIME RECIPE – This salad screams summertime – especially if you can get your hands on garden-ripe tomatoes!
An oblong platter of burrata caprese salad with fresh basil.

What You’ll Need:

This simple salad combines simple ingredients that can easily be found in most grocery stores.

  • Burrata Cheese – Burrata cheese is a fresh Italian cheese made from cow’s milk, featuring a soft outer shell and a creamy, buttery interior. The outer shell is made of mozzarella, while the inside contains stracciatella and cream, giving it a rich and indulgent texture.
  • Cherry Tomatoes – If you can find garden fresh tomatoes, use those!
  • Fresh Basil – We keep a pot of fresh basil on our deck for all of the delicious things.
  • Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • Balsamic Glaze – You can also use balsamic vinegar instead.
  • Salt and Pepper – We use kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.

How to make Burrata Caprese Salad:

Step 1
Set out the burrata cheese. Remove the burrata rounds from the container to a plate and let sit out for 20 minutes or so. Pull them apart slightly to reveal the soft insides of the cheese.

Step 2
Prep the tomatoes. Slice the cherry tomatoes in half and add to a medium bowl.

Step 3
Add remaining ingredients. Then add the burrata cheese to the top of the tomatoes. Add olive oil, kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper (to taste). Add balsamic glaze and top with fresh basil leaves.

Step 4
Serve salad. Serve salad with some extra freshly ground black pepper.

Store Caprese salad in an airtight container. Leftover salad will only last an extra day so I recommend eating it immediately!

A caprese salad with naan bread.

Recipe FAQs:

What is the best way to arrange the ingredients for the salad?

Arrange the tomato slices on a serving platter, place the burrata cheese in the center or in pieces around the tomatoes, and scatter fresh basil leaves over the top.

Can you add extra ingredients to this salad?

Yes, you can add a sprinkle of flaky sea salt, a pinch of red pepper flakes for heat, or even a few thinly sliced red onions or a handful of arugula for added texture and flavor.

What is a great accompaniment to add to the Caprese salad platter?

Serve the salad with crusty bread or a baguette to soak up the delicious juices, making it a perfect appetizer or light meal.

For other summertime salads, try our Arugula Quinoa Salad or Crunchy Asian Cabbage Salad next!

A platter of burrata caprese with a serving spoon.

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xoxo ~Sue

Closeup on burrata caprese salad with balsamic glaze.

Burrata Caprese Salad

Burrata Caprese Salad combines creamy burrata cheese with ripe tomatoes, fresh basil, and a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic glaze, creating a simple yet elegant dish bursting with flavor. Perfect for summer, this salad highlights the freshest ingredients for the perfect side dish!
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 161kcal
Author: Sue Ringsdorf

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. burrata cheese
  • 1.5 pounds cherry tomatoes – halved
  • 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic glaze – or more
  • a small handful of fresh basil leaves – torn or sliced into strips
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper – to taste

Instructions

  • Set out the burrata cheese. Remove the burrata rounds from the container to a plate and let sit out for 20 minutes or so. Pull them apart slightly to reveal the soft insides of the cheese.
  • Prep the tomatoes. Slice the cherry tomatoes in half and add to a medium bowl.
  • Add remaining ingredients. Then add the burrata cheese to the top of the tomatoes. Add olive oil, kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper (to taste). Add balsamic glaze and top with fresh basil leaves.
  • Serve salad. Serve salad with some extra freshly ground black pepper.

Notes

Store Caprese salad in an airtight container. Leftover salad will only last an extra day so I recommend eating it immediately!

Nutrition

Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 250mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 872IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 215mg | Iron: 1mg
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