This salad features juicy and flavorful heirloom tomatoes, creamy burrata cheese, fresh basil, and a balsamic glaze that are a match made in heaven! Easy to make and ready to eat in just a few minutes of prep time, add this recipe to your weeknight menu this week.

heirloom tomato and burrata salad with balsamic glaze on a light grey backdrop

Few recipes are better than a summer salad filled with perfectly ripe and juicy tomatoes. When they are in season, the flavor of tomatoes speaks for itself – you don’t need to add much to make a satisfying meal!

As a Registered Dietitian, my favorite recipes are simplest ones that highlight high quality, seasonal ingredients. This heirloom tomato burrata salad is one of the best examples of that. Beautiful heirloom tomatoes shine when paired with basil, burrata cheese, balsamic glaze, and extra virgin olive oil. Chef’s kiss!

If you are like me, you will want this salad on repeat all summer long. It’s super quick and easy to make. It will serve four people as a side dish.

Looking for more burrata salad recipes? Try my citrus, beet, and burrata salad, burrata panzanella salad, or burrata salad with tomatoes and melon.

Ingredients in heirloom tomato burrata salad

You need just a handful of ingredients to make this burrata heirloom tomato salad recipe:

What are heirloom tomatoes?

Heirloom tomatoes are tomatoes whose seeds have been passed down from generation to generation. Unlike hybrid tomatoes (the usual varieties you find in the supermarket), heirloom tomatoes are never cross-bred and come from a single genetic line. They are the pure bred of the tomato world!

There are several heirloom tomato varieties you can grow or purchase when in season, such as brandywine, black krim, cherokee purple, and amish paste. You’ll find them in all different colors, like red, orange, yellow, black, green, and even purple!

different heirloom tomatoes on a light grey backdrop

What is burrata cheese?

Burrata is an Italian cow’s milk cheese similar to fresh mozzarella. It comes in a ball shape, with an outer casing of fresh mozzarella cheese. The inside contains cheese curds and cream, making it gooey and easily spreadable once it is cut open.

Burrata has a similar taste to mozzarella, but the flavor is richer and more pronounced. Burrata cheese is available at most grocery stores these days, but if you can’t find it, you can substitute fresh mozzarella in this recipe.

How to make heirloom tomato and burrata salad

  1. Slice up the heirloom tomatoes into thin rounds. I recommend using a serrated bread knife to cut tomatoes!
  2. Arrange the tomatoes on a serving plate.
  3. Cut up a ball of burrata cheese into 8 chunks.
  4. Arrange the burrata cheese chunks on top of the tomatoes.
  5. Top with fresh basil leaves. If the leaves are on the smaller side, just add the whole leaves. For bigger basil leaves, chiffonade them into ribbons to add to the salad.
  6. Sprinkle generously with Kosher salt (or flaky sea salt) and fresh ground black pepper.
  7. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic glaze.

Can I prepare this salad in advance?

I don’t recommend preparing this salad recipe in advance. The flavors and textures are best when made and eaten fresh. Plus, it really only takes a few minutes to prepare because it is so simple!

If you have leftovers, store in an airtight container in the fridge. Leftovers are best consumed within 24 hours.

What to serve with heirloom tomato burrata salad

This salad pairs perfectly with some good crusty bread to sop up all the juices. I love to make it a well-balanced meal by adding a high-quality protein on the side, such as salmon, tofu, cod, or shrimp.

heirloom tomato and burrata salad with balsamic glaze on a light grey backdrop

Heirloom tomatoes nutrition benefits

Heirloom tomatoes, and tomatoes in general, are super nutritious! One cup of tomatoes provides several nutrients, including:

  • 2.2 grams of dietary fiber (8 percent of your daily needs)
  • 75.6 mg Vitamin A (8 percent of your daily needs)
  • 24.7 mg Vitamin C (27 percent of your daily needs)
  • 14.2 mcg Vitamin K (12 percent of your daily needs)
  • 0.11 mg copper (11 percent of your daily needs)

Tomatoes contain lycopene (a form of Vitamin A) which is a powerful antioxidant. This compound has been linked to reduced risk of prostate cancer and supports heart health. Two other antioxidant forms of Vitamin A found in tomatoes, zeaxanthin and lutein, are beneficial for eye health.

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heirloom tomato and burrata salad with balsamic glaze on a light grey backdrop

Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad


Description

This salad features juicy and flavorful heirloom tomatoes, creamy burrata cheese, fresh basil, and a balsamic glaze that are a match made in heaven! Easy to make and ready to eat in just a few minutes of prep time, add this recipe to your weeknight menu this week.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 5 large to medium heirloom tomatoes, sliced into rounds
  • 1 ball burrata cheese, cut into 8 pieces
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • 2 tbsp balsamic glaze
  • 23 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  1. Arrange tomato slices in a shallow layer on a plate.
  2. Top with fresh basil.
  3. Add the pieces of burrata cheese.
  4. Season generously with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and olive oil.

Notes

Can I prepare this salad in advance?

I don’t recommend preparing this salad recipe in advance. The flavors and textures are best when made and eaten fresh. Plus, it really only takes a few minutes to prepare because it is so simple!

If you have leftovers, store in an airtight container in the fridge. Leftovers are best consumed within 24 hours.

What to serve with heirloom tomato burrata salad

This salad pairs perfectly with some good crusty bread to sop up all the juices. I love to make it a well-balanced meal by adding a high-quality protein on the side, such as salmon, tofu, cod, or shrimp.