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Burrata Caprese Salad

Needing a delicious summer salad? How about this twist on a traditional caprese salad? This tomato burrata caprese salad is just what you need for a fresh and delicious Italian inspired recipe. It’s low carb and gluten free too, so it’s perfect for a light and healthy meal, side salad or snack.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Italian, Italian-American
Keyword: basil, burrata, Caprese, tomatoes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 223kcal
Author: Briana

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cherry tomatoes
  • 1 ounce fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 ounces burrata cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (or sea salt, to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Toss the tomatoes in a bit of olive oil, balsamic, salt and pepper. We like to halve the cherry tomatoes. If you’re using a large, heirloom tomato or other variety, you will want to cut them into slices.
  • Arrange the basil leaves around the tomatoes on the plate. Place the ball of burrata in the center of the tomatoes and basil. Drizzle everything with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.
  • Gently break open the burrata with a spoon so the creamy center spills out. Drizzle the remaining balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. Dig in!
  • Enjoy fresh, these don't save very well.

Notes

  • This salad is best enjoyed fresh, right away, and doesn't save well. 
  • Grab your favorite variety of tomatoes. In the summer, local heirloom tomatoes (from the farmer’s market) would be our top choice. In the off-season, we often opt for always sweet cherry tomatoes. 
  • Burrata is best used fresh. If you open a package before putting the salad together, make sure it’s no more than 3 days within using it. Burrata cheese can go bad sort of fast since it’s so fresh.
  • Fresh sweet Italian basil is definitely what you need for this recipe, and use as much or as little as you want!

Nutrition

Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 299mg | Potassium: 155mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1049IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 322mg | Iron: 1mg