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Burrata Salad

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If you have never had Burrata and just embarking on purchasing this awesome cheese, you are in for a treat. There is nothing I love more than a Burrata salad recipe.

Perfect as an appetizer, healthy lunch, or even a meatless dinner, this summer side dish that brings together creamy burrata cheese, juicy cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, and red onions. A great way to enjoy the bounty of your summer tomato garden (and before the caterpillars move in), get ready to indulge!

fresh burrata salad recipe on a plate with cheese, tomatoes, basil, and red onions.

Salad Ingredients:

This salad is actually really forgiving when it comes to amounts of ingredients. You can simply use more or less of what you want, since its focused on fresh additives. Want more tomatoes…no problem.

Adding more basil is great and if you are not a fan of red onions, pair that down. Overall, adjusting for your tastebuds is fairly simple.

  • 1 container (8 oz) burrata cheese, drained (usually contains 2 balls)
  • 2 cups small grape and cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onions
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic glaze
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Everything bagel seasoning to taste*
  • This recipe is all you need to make a copycat version of Carrabba’s Burrata appetizer salad, but they do not include everything bagel seasoning. We love this addition to bring the entire salad together, but its completely optional.
a forkful of salad stacked with each ingredient.

How to make Burrata Salad

Prepare the Plate: Place the burrata cheese (1 is more than enough if serving 1-2 people) in the center of a serving plate.

Arrange the Tomatoes: Spread the halved cherry and grape tomatoes around the cheese.

Add Onions and Basil: Top the tomatoes with chopped red onions and sprinkle with fresh basil.

Burrata cheese and cherry tomatoes on a serving plate.

Drizzle with Flavors: Drizzle the tomatoes and onions with balsamic glaze.

Season the Burrata: Drizzle the top of the burrata cheese with extra virgin olive oil.

Season and Serve: Season everything with salt, pepper, and optionally a sprinkle of everything bagel seasoning. Serve!

Drizzling balsamic glaze over burrata salad.

What the Heck is Burrata?

Burrata is a fresh Italian cheese made from mozzarella and cream. It has a solid outer shell with a soft, creamy interior, making it incredibly luscious and just so rich. It’s similar to mozzarella but with a creamier, more decadent texture.

Its soft enough to simply use a fork to tear off pieces.

Stracciatella is the inside of the cheese.

If you only use one piece of the burrata ball, try the other alongside this burrata caprese salad recipe, which is more focused on sliced heirloom tomatoes dotted with the cheese.

Is Burrata Salad Italian?

Yes, burrata salad is indeed rooted in Italian cuisine. It combines traditional Italian ingredients like burrata cheese, basil, and tomatoes, and is often listed on American restaurant menus in places like Carrabba’s.

Is Burrata the Same as Mozzarella?

While burrata and mozzarella are related, they are not the same. Burrata starts as mozzarella but is filled with a creamy mixture called Stracciatella, which is then wrapped in a pliable mozzarella shell. This keeps the burrata in that ball like shape. Cut open, the inside spreads out as a soft rich cheese. It’s my absolute favorite!

What to Serve with Burrata Salad?

While this recipe can certainly be a meal on its own, it also pairs wonderfully with other fresh summer dishes. Try it along side a million dollar spaghetti recipe or try out our brand new recipe for baked feta spaghetti squash.

best summer salad for 2024.
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Burrata Salad Recipe


Prep Time 10 minutes
Fresh burrata cheese with cherry tomatoes, sliced red onions, fresh basil leaves, and a drizzle of balsamic glaze and EVOO. A delicious and perfect summer appetizer side dish, lunch or meatless dinner. This is a versatile salad recipe for sure.

Ingredients
 

  • 8 oz. burrata cheese drained (usually contains 2 balls)
  • 2 cups small grape and cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onions
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil chopped
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic glaze
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste use coarse salt and freshly ground pepper for the best results
  • Everything bagel seasoning to taste optional

Instructions

  • Drain the container of burrata cheese and place it in the center of a serving plate.
  • Cut the small grape and cherry tomatoes in half, then spread them around the burrata cheese on the plate. Feel free to add more than the recipe requires if you want a bite of tomato with every cheese bite.
  • Chop the red onions and sprinkle them over the tomatoes. Then, chop the fresh basil and sprinkle it over the top of the tomatoes.
  • Drizzle the tomatoes and onions with your favorite brand of balsamic glaze.
  • Drizzle the top of the burrata cheese with extra virgin olive oil.
  • Season everything generously with large grain coarse salt, freshly ground pepper, and optionally a sprinkle of everything bagel seasoning. Serve salad immediately and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 150kcal

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