Are you loving the burrata trend? It seems to still grace our presence on social media after one year and I’m alright with it. I enjoy having a decadent, and creamy, option to cook with during these hot summer months.
So, what is burrata?
According to Masterclass, it is “distinguishable by its loose texture: small, soft cheese curds and cream are packaged inside an outer shell made of mozzarella”. For this reason, burrata offers a great blend of textures and decadence.
I bought black truffle flavored burrata for this recipe. It was quite affordable at Whole Foods.
What kind of tomato should I use?
Use your favorite tomato type! For this particular recipe I used a few juicy tomatoes that were locally grown by friends.
As a home gardener I have a great appreciation for growing and eating a variety of tomatoes. Tomatoes are one of my favorite foods to grow. There are so many types of tomatoes that range in flavor and color.
I am grateful for our friend, Garnett, who let me raid his seed collection in the early spring. I am currently growing a combination of hybrid and heirloom types. This is my first year not buying transplants and growing every tomato from seed.
Side note, the beautiful microgreens that I used in this salad were also grown by our friend.
Using an acidic and juicy heirloom tomato to burrata is complementary and recommended. Do you have a favorite type of tomato?
See how I start my vegetable and herb seeds in recycled containers HERE.
How to Make my Tomato and Microgreen Salad with Burrata
This simple recipe serves one person. However, it is easily be adjustable for a small party and it plates beautifully for an event like a brunch.
Mise En Place
- 1 ball of burrata – room temperature, I used truffle flavored
- 1 heirloom tomato – sliced
- 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil extra virgin
- 1 -2 tablespoons champagne vinegar
- 1/4 cup of fresh microgreens
- salt and pepper to taste
How to make the salad
- Cut the heirloom tomato into several thick slices and arrange the slices on a plate. Place one ball of buratta on a plate and cut it open slightly to allow cheese curds to flow out.
- Drizzle the tomatoes and cheese with the olive oil and champagne vinegar.
- Next, season with salt and pepper to your preference.
- Finally, top your dish with fresh microgreens and the serve.
All in All
This heirloom tomato salad with burrata is easy to assemble and wonderfully delicious. Certainly, truffle flavored burrata is the star of this dish. However, the delicious tomatoes, rich vinegar and fresh microgreens complement the velvety Italian cheese.
Tomato and Microgreen Salad with Burrata
- 1 ball burrata I used truffle flavored burrata
- 1 heirloom tomato sliced
- 1-2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
- 1 -2 tbsp champagne vinegar
- 1/4 cup microgreens
- salt and pepper to taste
- Cut tomato into several thick slices and arrange on a plate. Place burrata on plate and cut open to allow mozzarella to flow out.
- Drizzle tomatoes and burrata with the olive oil and champagne vinegar.
- Season burrata and tomatoes with salt and pepper to your preference.
- Top dish with fresh microgreens and serve.