Burrata with Heirloom Tomatoes

Burrata with Heirloom tomatoes makes the perfect summer appetizer. Cheese, toasted bread, with fresh fruit, make a wildly delicious trio.

Burrata with Heirloom Tomatoes salad

What is burrata?

Burrata is an Italian cheese made from soft cow’s milk. Its outer shell is made of mozzarella while the inside contains stracciatella and fresh cream.

What’s the difference between Burrata and Mozzarella?

Mozzarella and burrata start off being made the same way. Mozzarella is made by stretching the cheese into a solid ball while burrata is stretched open and filled with soft curds and fresh cream.

Burrata is often served with a dash of sea salt, a drizzle of olive oil, toasted bread, and fresh tomatoes. Mozzarella is usually used on pizza, in pasta dishes, and salads.

Burrata with Heirloom Tomatoes

What to serve with Burrata

Burrata is a great summer appetizer that pairs well with summer fruit like:

Tomatoes

Berries

Cherries

Melon

Peaches

Toasted bread (like baguette or sourdough)

Crackers

Burrata is best served at room temperature and also goes great with any Italian dish. Try it on top of pizza, lasagna, or your favorite pasta.

How to make a Burrata with Heirloom Tomatoes

This is one of the easiest and tastiest salads you’ll ever make. If you’re having a last-minute get together this burrata heirloom tomatoes salad won’t let you down. Your guest will fall in love with the creamy texture paired with crispy bread.

Slice your tomatoes and place them on a platter with the burrata in the center. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper and then drizzle some olive oil over the top or use your dressing of choice.

Add some basil or mint leaves to top it off and serve.

*Feel free to slice the burrata into small chunks for everyone to easily enjoy*

burrat with heirloom tomatoes

Burrata with Heirloom Tomatoes

Burrata with Heirloom Tomatoes makes the perfect summer salad to enjoy with friends.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian

Ingredients
  

  • 4 heirloom tomatoes
  • 1 burrata 8 ounce
  • ½ cup fresh basil or mint leaves
  • flaky sea salt
  • ground black pepper
  • toasted bread

Instructions
 

  • Slice your tomatoes and arrange on a platter
  • Place the burrata in the center or slice the burrata into small chunks
  • Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper. Drizzle some olive oil or a dressing of your choice.
  • Top it off with basil and mint leaves and any other fruit you like to add.
  • Serve with toasted bread and enjoy!
Keyword burrata, cheese


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