This Burrata Caprese salads on heavy rotation all summer long at my house. It’s one of my hands down favorite things to eat! I love this salad idea because the Burrata Caprese salad lends itself well to every meal, brunch, lunch or dinner. You can also mix in what’s fresh and in season.
The traditional Caprese always includes juicy tomatoes. I’ve substituted mozzarella cheese for burrata cheese to kick it up a notch. I love the flavors of the fresh basil, salt and extra virgin olive oil with the creamy burrata.
Another reason why I love this salad is it makes for a beautiful presentation. I mean, have you ever seen a prettier salad! Any recipe that’s easy but looks impressive is a win in my book.
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What ingredients are in a Burrata Caprese Salad?
First let’s start with the obvious! You’ll need a smooth and creamy burrata cheese! This recipe calls for such few ingredients that the quality of your ingredients really matter. If you can buy tomatoes local or even better from your garden you will really taste the difference!
Any totamoes will work in this Burrata Caprese recipe but here I used a golden Heirloom Tomato. Yellow tomatoes are my favorite! I also sliced up a yellow peach to add to the flavors with some fresh mint leaves.
Fresh and local tomatoes
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Balsamic Glaze – my favorite balsamic glaze is from Trader Joe’s!
What’s the Difference between Mozzarella and Burrata?
Both are delicious Italian cheese that pair well with so many dishes. Mozzarella is a commonly found cheese on pizza and pasta dishes. Both are made from fresh cow’s milk by making a stretched curd. Mozzarella is kneaded and stretched after the whey has been removed and finally cooling it in water.
Burrata is also made from the stretched mozzarella and used as a casing. Inside is a creamy filling. Burrata is softer and may offer more flavor. It also has a higher fat content.
This Burrata Caprese Salad is made with Burrata. You can substitute Mozzarella if you don’t have burrata.
What else can you make with Burrata?
Burrata Toasts with your favorite veggies
Burrata with apricots and prosciutto
Buratta on top of pasta dishes
Buratta on top of bagels with soppressata
Pizza with burrata and pepperoni
Steak Salad with burrata
Honey grilled figs and burrata
This colorful Burrata Caprese Salad is the highlight of any meal. Simple yet flavorful ingredients make for this delicious salad with local tomatoes and fresh basil.
Shown here with peaches and mint leaves but you can omit and just use tomatoes and basil for an equally delicious salad.
- Fresh Burrata Cheese
- 1 large heirloom tomato or tomatoes on the vine, sliced
- One yellow peach, sliced
- Basil leaves, whole and chopped
- Cherry Tomatoes, halved
- Mint leaves, whole and chopped
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Quality Salt and Fresh Ground Pepper
- Gently slice your tomatos and peaches to your liking. Arrange the fruit on a large platter.
- Generously salt the tomatoes and lightly sprinkle the peaches.
- Place the burrata cheese next to the fruit. Open the cheese with a butter knife and pour on a drizzel of extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle the cheese with salt.
- Place large basil leaves under and around the salad.
- Chop basil and mint leaves, sprinkle on the salt for garnish.
- Finish with another drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!
You can substitute mozzarella for burrata.
For another stunning dish also try Mediterranean Stuffed Roasted Red Peppers!