This Burrata Salad with Balsamic Glaze has simple ingredients but is big on flavor! Made with juicy tomatoes, creamy and delicious burrata, and sweet and sour thick homemade balsamic glaze, this burrata salad will not disappoint.
This Caprese Burrata is an Italian-inspired appetizer ready in under 10 minutes. It’s perfect for busy weeknights. This burrata salad is a twist on a traditional Caprese salad made with mozzarella.
- Tomatoes: I used a combo of red tomatoes on the vine and blended tomatoes (cherry size) for this recipe. I love having different colors and textures when arranging the burrata salad but feel free to use any tomatoes of your choice.
- Burrata: The star of this recipe, burrata is an exceptional cheese that pairs well with tomatoes. The brand that I love is BelGioioso.
- Baby spinach leaves: I added a handful of baby spinach leaves to add some greens.
- Balsamic glaze: I make my balsamic glaze, but you can always buy it in any store.
- Flaky sea salt: I sprinkled flaky sea salt on the tomatoes for added flavor and texture.
See recipe card for quantities.
Why You’ll Love this Recipe
- Easy and fast preparation
- No cooking
- Amazing combo flavors
- Packed with nutrients
What is Burrata
Burrata is an Italian cow milk cheese similar to mozzarella because it has a solid shell, but the center is filled with stracciatella and cream.
Homemade Balsamic Glaze
You only need balsamic vinegar and brown sugar to make your balsamic glaze.
Add two cups of balsamic vinegar and half a cup of brown sugar to a medium-size pot and bring to a gentle boil. Reduce the heat and let simmer for 20 – 25 minutes until it thickens and reduces to about ½ cup to 1 cup of liquid/syrup.
Remove from the heat and let cool before using. Store in the jar in the fridge for up to a month.
You can always use store-bought if you don’t want to make homemade balsamic glaze.
Equipment and Tools Needed
For this burrata Caprese, you will need basic kitchen utensils and serving plates. A good sharp knife is a must for slicing tomatoes. Besides a knife, you will need some spoons, a cutting board, and a serving plate or a tray.
- Arrange sliced tomatoes with baby spinach leaves on the plate.
- Place burrata cheese in the middle and slice with a knife.
- Sprinkle the flaky sea salt generously on the tomatoes.
- Drizzle the balsamic glaze on top.
Expert Tips and Tricks
- Remove burrata from the fridge ahead of time: Burrata is served cold, but for the best flavor, remove burrata from the refrigerator at least 15 minutes before arranging the appetizer. Once you slice into burrata, the gooey center will pour out.
- Generously salt tomatoes: When it comes to tomatoes, salt is your best friend. I love using sea salt in this recipe because, besides the great flavor, it gives you an additional texture when you bite into the sliced tomatoes.
Substitutions and Variations
- Use different cheese: If you can’t find burrata, replace it with mozzarella cheese.
- Pick your tomatoes: I prefer the mix of tomatoes on the vine and cherry tomatoes, but you can use any other tomatoes of your choice. Some alternatives are heirloom tomatoes.
- Add other greens: To make burrata arugula salad, use arugula if you like a more peppery taste. Also, fresh basil leaves pair very well with tomatoes.
- Drizzle with olive oil: Want to add some extra flavor? Add a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.
- Add fruit: Sliced peaches will go great with tomatoes and burrata.
- Add meat: Want to make a more gourmet meal? Add some prosciutto.
How to Serve
You can serve this burrata Caprese as a light meal or an appetizer. If you want to add carbs, make a crostini or slice bruschetta and add fresh tomatoes and burrata.
This Caprese burrata will go great with:
This Burrata Caprese appetizer is the best when served immediately after making. If you have leftovers, store them in an air-tight container for up to one day for the best flavor and freshness.
This amount of tomatoes is enough for four people. To avoid leftovers, simply half the amount of ingredients listed in the recipe card.
You can find burrata in almost any food store. Usually, you can find it near fancier cheeses.
Burrata is softer and more flavorful than mozzarella. Also, it’s higher in calories due to the inside cream.
Other Appetizers and Sides You’ll Love
- Ricotta Honey Toast
- Stuffed Bell Peppers
- Baked Butternut Squash
- Air Fryer Fingerling Potatoes
- Healthy Cornbread Muffins
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Burrata Salad with Balsamic Glaze
- 4 red tomatoes on the vine
- 1 cup halved blended flavors tomatoes
- 1 handful of baby spinach
- 2 pieces burrata cheese
- balsamic glaze (a few tablespoons)
- flaky sea salt
- Wash tomatoes and baby spinach leaves.
- Slice the tomatoes and arrange them on the plate with the baby spinach leaves.
- Place the burrata at the center of the plate and then slice it open.
- Sprinkle with sea salt.
- Drizzle with balsamic glaze. Serve immediately!