Say hello to the ultimate summer salad; burrata Caprese. Made with fresh tomatoes, creamy burrata cheese, basil, and sweet balsamic glaze. It’s a perfect, effortless salad for summer entertaining.
In the late summer, there is nothing better than fresh tomatoes. They are so juicy and sweet, and while they are so many ways to use them (try roasting cherry tomatoes to add to a sandwich or a salad), there is something so perfect about enjoying them in a salad.
And there’s nothing better than the flavours in a classic Caprese salad.
Why this recipe works
A simple twist on the classic Caprese salad, everyone will love this fresh salad! With sweet summer tomatoes, fresh basil, and burrata, you truly can’t find a more delicious summer salad! Finish with a drizzle of balsamic glaze and olive oil.
- Burrata is the key to this recipe and can be found in most grocery stores or specialty cheese shops. If you want a more classic Caprese salad, you could use fresh sliced mozzarella
- Cherry tomatoes I like to get a variety of colours as they are just beautiful on the plate! You can also use heirloom tomatoes which will have the same effect. Generally speaking, you’ll want to opt for a sweet and super fresh tomato.
- Extra virgin olive oil because of the simple ingredients in this recipe, this is a case of “use your good olive oil”. You’ll toss your tomatoes in it before serving and finish with a little drizzle, so you’ll want a high-quality, fruity olive oil.
- Fresh basil is torn and scattered on top before serving. I like to serve with a few full leaves thrown in as well for visual interest.
- Balsamic glaze is not an ingredient typically used in a Caprese salad, but I love the way it compliments the burrata and tomatoes. I wouldn’t use regular balsamic vinegar here as it would be a little too acidic and runny.
- Burrata is best served at room temperature. About 30 minutes before serving, take it out of the fridge while you prep your other ingredients. This will help make sure the cheese is as creamy as it should be.
- You can create different versions of this salad by incorporating other fresh summer ingredients like peaches, nectarines or plums. You could also toss in some prosciutto for more delicious Italian flavours.
Frequently asked questions
Burrata is an ingredient that doesn’t need much to make it sing! It’s often served with grilled bread or crackers with a sprinkle of salt and a drizzle of olive oil. The mild, creamy flavour pairs well with summer ingredients like tomatoes, fresh berries and stone fruits.
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