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Burrata Salad with Tomatoes and Garlic Lime Vinaigrette

Delectable Burrata Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes paired with a Zesty Garlic Lime Vinaigrette. This simple, perfect salad is flavorful, beautiful, and deeply nutritious. Perfect for summer!

Large Bowl of Creamy Burrata Cheese, Avocados and various salad ingredients in a Wooden Bowl.

If you have never had Burrata Cheese, you are in for a treat! This creamy cheese is so delicious and addicting. The outside is cased in mozzarella cheese, and the inside is pure heaven. Burrata is a versatile cheese that can be spread on crunchy bread, used as a sandwich spread, or served as an appetizer with heirloom tomatoes. If you never experienced Burrata, it will become your new best friend!

Mozzarella and burrata originated in southern Italy, though burrata is at least four centuries younger. Mozzarella has been a fixture of Italian cuisine since the sixteenth century, at least, and is a key ingredient in Italian cuisine, from pizza to pasta pasta dishes and caprese salads. Burrata more often is served on its own with olive oil and crusty bread.

– Master Class

Large Bowl of Healthy Burrata Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes

How is Burrata Made?

According to Castello Cheese, “Using either pasteurized or raw milk, large vats are filled and heated, allowing nothing but rennet to slowly curdle the milk. Once formed, the curds are dropped in hot whey and left to blend into a flexible paste. Relying on touch and pliability, workers carefully weave and pull the curd, developing a spun consistency akin to stretched curd cheeses. When the desired texture is attained, it is formed into a soft pouch and packed with torn strings of Mozzarella and cream before being knitted shut at the top. Boasting clearer flavors in its youth, Burrata is best enjoyed within a day of being made, as waiting any longer would risk the taste and texture being diluted.

Made and enjoyed fresh, no aging or maturing is needed to produce Burrata. No additives, preservatives or artificial fillers go into making the cheese, ensuring a clean and gluten-free experience.”

What Makes this Tomato and Burrata Salad So Special?

  • It’s incredibly creamy and delicious!
  • It pairs well with Tomatoes—that succulent cheese and the bright acidity of the tomato and lime.
  • Deeply healthful!
  • This is a Mediterranean Diet style salad with fresh greens and tomatoes.
  • Very beautiful and appetizing.
  • Great for a Summer Meal all on its own.
  • Although there may be exceptions, most Burrata is Gluten-Free. (Always check labels!)
  • It makes a special lunch or supper!

If you can find beautiful heirloom tomatoes, race to the grocer to buy the burrata.

Heirloom Tomatoes with Bright Green Vegetables in a wooden bowl

“Burrata is comprised of 2 parts. The outer part is a familiar mozzarella-like pouch that holds the soft inside. The inside is known as stracciatella. Not to be confused with the gelato flavor, stracciatella is a thickened cream and mozzarella scrap mixture that has a rich buttery flavor. Incidentally, burrata translates to “buttered!”

-Pioneer Woman

Ingredients for Burrata with Heirloom Tomatoes

  • Burrata Cheese – I always seek out the best Italian Burrata.
  • Avocado
  • Heirloom Tomatoes – Yellow and Red
  • Sweet Cherry Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Fresh Limes
  • Baby Spinach or any Tender Green
  • Lime Juice
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Salt and Pepper
  • White Wine Vinegar
  • Fresh Garlic
Burrata with Heirloom Tomatoes on a Blue Background

How to Make Tomato and Burrata Salad

Step 1 – Prepare the Tomatoes

Slice your tomatoes into thick slices and cut the cherry tomatoes in half. Slice the avocado and cucumbers.

Step 2 – Make the Lime Vinaigrette

Add 1/4 Cup of Olive Oil, 2 Minced Garlic Cloves, Juice of One Lime, 2 Tablespoons of White Vinegar, and Salt and Pepper in a small bowl. Whisk and set aside. I recommend doubling the Vinaigrette recipe to have extra at the table.

Step 3 – Assemble the Salad and Burrata

Place 4 cups of baby spinach in a large salad bowl. Layer the tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, and lime slices around the platter. Place 1-2 large Burrata Balls in the bowl. Cut the Burrata in half. Drizzle the Vinaigrette over all of the vegetables and the Burrata. Squeeze lime over the entire salad and add extra salt and pepper.

Large Bowl of Burrata Salad with Lime Vinaigrette

Burrata Salad Serving Suggestions

  • Serve extra Vinaigrette and Limes on the table.
  • Serve with Warm, Crunchy Bread (Gluten-Free or otherwise to spread Burrata)
  • This salad pairs deliciously with crisp white wine or light sparkling water.
  • Serve with any tender green. Arugula pairs beautifully with Burrata and Heirloom Tomatoes.
  • You can also drizzle thick syrupy Balsamic Vinegar on Burrata with Olive Oil, Salt, and Pepper.
  • Serve this salad as an Antipasto at a Party alongside Platters of Figs, Fresh Seasonal Fruit, Nuts, and Dried Fruit.
  • This Salad is an excellent accompaniment to Mediterranean Style Chicken Dishes such as Chicken Cacciatore.

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Delectable Burrata Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes

Delectable Burrata Salad with Multi-colored Heirloom Tomatoes paired with a Zesty Lime Vinaigrette. This simple, perfect salad is flavorful, beautiful, and deeply nutritious. Perfect for summer! 

  • Author: Sherie Friedlander
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Large
  • Category: Salad Recipes
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean Diet
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

    • One Large Burrata Cheese – buy the best

    • One Large Avocado

    • 4 Medium Heirloom Tomatoes – Yellow and Red

    • One Cup of Sweet Cherry Tomatoes

    • One Large English Cucumber Sliced

    • Three Fresh Limes

    • Four-Five Cups Baby Spinach or any Tender Green

    • 2 Tablespoons Lime Juice

    • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil

    • 3 Minced Garlic Cloves

    • 1 Teaspoon Salt and Pepper

    • Two Tablespoons White Wine Vinegar

Instructions

How to Make Tomato and Burrata Salad Step 1Prepare the Tomatoes

Slice your tomatoes into thick slices and cut the cherry tomatoes in half. Slice the avocado and cucumbers. 

Step 2Make the Lime Vinaigrette

Add 1/4 Cup of Olive Oil, 2 Minced Garlic Cloves, Juice of One Lime, 2 Tablespoons of White Vinegar, and Salt and Pepper in a small bowl. Whisk and set aside. I recommend doubling the Vinaigrette recipe to have extra at the table.

Step 3Assemble the Salad

Place 4 cups of baby spinach in a large salad bowl. Layer the tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, and lime slices around the platter. Place 1-2 large Burrata Balls in the bowl. Cut the Burrata in half. Drizzle the Vinaigrette over all of the vegetables and the Burrata. Squeeze lime over the entire salad and add extra salt and pepper. Serve with extra limes and vinaigrette at the table. 

Notes

This is a delicious Summer-style salad with grilled chicken, flank steak, or fresh seafood. 

Keywords: Gluten-Free, Mediterranean Diet, Burrata Salad

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