Take all the delicious flavours of summer and make them into this tomato and burrata salad. This salad is sweet, sticky, rich and will be your new best salad friend!
Tomato & Burrata Salad
When I think of summer, I think of plump and juicy tomatoes, sweet basil, cold pressed olive oil and fresh cheese. This tomato and burrata salad is summer in a bowl! It’s made with a simple dressing of extra virgin olive oil, sticky balsamic, finely diced shallots and parsley and salt and pepper. This dressing is rich, sticky and sweet and can be used on almost any salad! I love to make a big batch and keep it in a jar in my fridge. Because it wouldn’t be summer without fresh herbs, this salad is finished off with a sprinkling of basil. It can be served on its own or with slices of crispy olive oil fried sourdough.
How to fry the perfect slice of sourdough
As much as I would love to say that the tomato or burrata is the star of this show, it’s actually the one you would least expect. A golden and crunchy piece of olive oil fried bread. Frying the bread in olive oil will turn it into one delicious big crouton! There are only two things that you need to know to achieve toast perfection. Cook low and cook slow! It requires a little patience but it’s the perfect time to put the little one to bed or enjoy a cup of coffee as it takes up to 10 – 15 minutes per side.
What you need for this salad
This tomato and burrata salad is simplicity as its finest! It relies on very minimal and seasonal ingredients for the perfect flavour.
Tomatoes – for the best result, make this salad in tomato season. Your tomatoes will be plump, juicy and sweet and need very little seasoning. I like to use cherry tomatoes as they are extremely sweet but you can use any tomato variety you like!
Basil – when basil is in season it’s extremely sweet! It’s also the perfect flavour pairing for the tomatoes.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil – I use the best in the business which is Rich Glens Extra Virgin Olive Oil. High quality olive oil makes all the difference and is definitely not something to skimp on!
Balsamic – while you can use a regular balsamic vinegar, I use Rich Glens Sticky Balsamic. It’s sticky, sweet and tangy and absolutely delicious!
Burrata – burrata is a cows milk cheese made from cream and mozzarella. The outer casing is hard mozzarella cheese while the filling is soft and cheesy. It’s the perfect creamy element in this salad!
Shallots – they make a great crunchy element in this salad dressing! Make sure you dice them extra fine.
Check out my other salad recipes
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This recipe is sponsored by my wonderful friends at Rich Glen Olive Oil.
Tomato & Burrata Salad
- 600 g cherry tomatoes halved
- 3 tbsp olive oil Rich Glen Extra Virgin
- 1 tbsp sticky balsamic Rich Glen
- 1 shallot finely diced
- 1/2 tbsp parsley finely diced
- 1/2 tsp flakey sea salt
- 1/4 tsbp black pepper
- 125 g burrata
- fresh basil to serve
- 6 slices sourdough
- Drizzle each side of your sourdough slice with olive oil and place into a cast iron pan. Cook on a very low heat for roughly 10 - 15 minutes each side.
- Combine the olive oil, sticky balsamic, shallot, parsley, salt and pepper into a large bowl and whisk together. Toss the tomatoes through the dressing and leave to marinate for 10 minutes.
- Place the burrata into the centre of the salad and slice open. Finish off with a sprinkling of fresh basil leaves and drizzle of olive oil. Serve on pieces of olive oil fried sourdough.
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