This Caprese Burrata is so fresh and delicious. Simple garden ingredients combine with creamy burrata cheese in just 5 minutes. Along with my Whipped Goat Cheese Crostini, this is the perfect Italian appetizer.
When Summer comes around, I can't wait to make as many tomato recipes as possible. I'm obsessed with basil, and you can see the beautiful leaves sprinkled over. I absolutely love being able to use my own garden ingredients in my cooking, like I did with these Parmesan Breaded Zucchini.
This Caprese salad is also great for a Holiday appetizer, especially Christmas with all these great colors. Plus, it's super easy to throw together!
If you are a big fan of creamy burrata, you will absolutely love this peach and burrata salad too!
Why You'll Love This Recipe:
- It's healthy, simple and inexpensive to make
- It only takes minutes to make and is the perfect appetizer
- The recipe looks elegant and is ideal to pair with Italian food
- If you have a garden, you can source the main ingredients from there
Tomatoes- Juicy red tomato slices make the classic caprese salad that we know and love. I added some petite cherry tomatoes sliced in half to add some variation to the dish.
Burrata- A usual caprese salad uses fresh mozzarella, but with all the rage of burrata, we have substituted it in and I'm not mad about it. Burrata's exterior is made up of mozzarella cheese with an interior of stracciatella and cream. This makes it messy, but also milky and amazing.
Fresh Basil- Basil is one of my top three favorite herbs and it makes this easy salad over the top. You can chop it into pieces like I did, or keep the leaves whole.
Olive Oil- Just a drizzle for classic Italian flavor. I do recommend a higher quality olive oil in this recipe if you have one available. Because we are working with such fresh flavors, a more expensive brand will bring out the taste of the tomatoes and herbs.
Balsamic Glaze-Adds a boost of sweetness to the dish and makes it look absolutely stunning!
The full recipe quantities and ingredients can be found in the recipe card below.
What is a Caprese Salad:
A Caprese Salad or Caprese Insalata is just a simple salad made up of slices tomatoes, mozzarella and basil. It is named after the island of Capri in Southern Italy.
This Caprese Burrata uses Burrata, instead of the traditional mozzarella slices and is topped with a sweet balsamic glaze that pairs perfectly with the ingredients.
How to Make Caprese Burrata:
Step 1: Cut the large tomatoes into slices and the petite tomatoes in half. Organize them nicely on a platter. Season them with sea salt and pepper. Drizzle the olive oil over the tomatoes.
Step 2: Sprinkle over the basil leaves and add chunks of burrata over the top. I cut my burrata with a sharp knife carefully into pieces, taking care not to lose the inner creamy cheese.
Step 3: Drizzle the balsamic glaze over the entire dish. Don't be afraid of it, it's so yummy! Enjoy this delicious Burrata Caprese!
- I suggest making this recipe right before serving. If you do prep ahead, wait on the balsamic drizzle until serving or it won't be the prettiest.
- Take your time to cut the tomatoes and basil. The best thing about this dish, after the taste of course, is the presentation.
Big on these flavors? Try my Burrata Bruschetta too!
Absolutely! Just slice it up into pieces and arrange with tomatoes for a more classic Caprese Salad.
They are! Tomatoes are rich in vitamins like folate, and vitamin C. Basil is full of antioxidants. Burrata is high in protein and will keep you full longer. Cheese is also high in fat, so if you are looking to lose weight, eat less of the cheese.
It is! Burrata has low carbs, and this is a great recipe for snacking if you are following a keto diet. This article titled, Is Burrata Keto from Sure Keto, breaks down the net carbs and more.
This salad can be served by itself or with a side of sliced up french bread, ciabatta or even my garlic bread in the air fryer. Some guests like to use the bread as the base, much like a bruschetta and scoop up the Caprese salad.
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