Burrata Salad



10 Tips to keep in mind when cooking this dish

  1. Choose high-quality burrata for the best flavor and texture; it should be fresh and soft.
  2. Select ripe, colorful heirloom tomatoes for a sweet and juicy component to your salad.
  3. Make the pesto just before serving to ensure it retains its bright green color and fresh flavor.
  4. Toast the pine nuts lightly to enhance their nutty flavor without overpowering the dish.
  5. Use extra virgin olive oil for its fruity flavor which complements the tomatoes and burrata beautifully.
  6. Layer the tomatoes and burrata alternatively for an appealing presentation.
  7. Drizzle balsamic vinegar sparingly to avoid overpowering the delicate flavors of the burrata and tomatoes.
  8. Serve the salad immediately after assembling to prevent the ingredients from becoming soggy.
  9. Garnish with fresh basil leaves to add a pop of color and an aromatic touch.
  10. Keep seasonings like salt and pepper minimal to let the natural flavors of the main ingredients shine through.

Serve it with suggestions

This Burrata Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes and Basil Pesto pairs wonderfully with:

  • Crusty bread or grilled ciabatta to soak up the delicious flavors.
  • A chilled glass of Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc, which complements the freshness of the salad.
  • A selection of cured meats for those who desire a bit of contrast in flavors.
  • Additional greens like arugula or spinach for a fuller salad experience.
  • Fresh fruit like slices of peach or melon to enhance the summer vibe.


Q: Can I prepare this salad in advance?
It's best to assemble this salad just before serving to maintain the freshness and texture of the ingredients. However, you can prepare the pesto ahead of time and refrigerate it.

Q: What if I can’t find heirloom tomatoes?
You can use any ripe tomatoes, although heirloom varieties provide the best flavor and visual appeal. Cherry tomatoes are a good alternative.

Q: Is there a vegan alternative to burrata?
Yes, vegan mozzarella or cashew-based vegan cheese can be used as a substitute for burrata in this recipe.

Q: How do I store leftover salad?
This salad is best enjoyed fresh. If you must store it, keep it in the refrigerator and consume within 24 hours.

Q: Can I add other ingredients to this salad?
Yes, ingredients like olives, capers, or grilled vegetables can be added to diversify the flavors and textures.

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