Tomato Burrata Salad
A simple heirloom tomato and burrata salad with pesto.
Made with heirloom tomatoes, creamy burrata cheese, pine nuts, and fresh pesto, this tomato burrata salad is an eye-catching and crowd-pleasing dish. Not only does this salad work well as an appetizer or side dish but you can easily make a smaller portion to serve as a light lunch or simple dinner.
If you’ve never tried burrata cheese, I highly suggest you do! Burrata cheese is an Italian-style cheese, typically made from cow’s milk, with a pillowy texture, soft exterior, and creamy interior. From the outside, it can easily be mistaken as mozzarella but burrata is distinguished by its small, soft, small cheese curds and cream packaged on the inside. Not to mention, it’s a wonderful source of vegetarian protein and healthy fats, and can easily help to create a well-balanced meal.
This burrata salad is served on a bed of seasonal heirloom tomatoes, however, you could certainly add some leafy greens if you like; arugula, watercress, and herby mixed greens would all work particularly well.
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This tomato burrata salad works equally well as an appetizer, side dish, or simple main course.
- 1 ball burrata cheese
- 4 heirloom tomatoes, red and yellow
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes
- 1/4 cup fresh basil
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons pine nuts
- 1/4 cup pesto
- Crusty bread, to serve
- Slice heirloom tomatoes into wedges, cherry tomatoes in half, and layer onto a platter.
- Drizzle with olive oil and season generously with salt and pepper.
- Sprinkle with basil, pine nuts, and dollop with pesto.
- Top with burrata cheese, season cheese generously with salt and pepper and a final dollop of pesto.
- Serve with crusty bread and enjoy!
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 241 calories
- Sugar: 5 grams
- Fat: 18 grams
- Carbohydrates: 10 grams
- Fiber: 4 grams
- Protein: 12 grams