8 Burrata Salad Recipes

Summer salad with burrata, tomatoes, and nectarines
Photo: Natalie Titanov

What's the secret to restaurant-quality salads and appetizers? Try fresh, pillowy burrata cheese. This beloved Italian cheese has an ooey-gooey center made from small cheese curds and cream, all enveloped in a shell of mozzarella. The beauty of a burrata salad is that the cheese is always going to be the star, so you can keep the rest of the salad simple. Fresh ingredients like tomatoes, peaches, arugula, prosciutto, and basil are the perfect pairing for burrata. Looking for recipe inspiration? Start with these burrata salad recipes that are as eye-catching as they are delicious.

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Stacked Tomato and Burrata Salad

Stacked Tomato and Burrata Salad
Kim's Cooking Now

Chef John says it best: "Comparing mozzarella and burrata is a little unfair, as burrata is significantly richer and creamier. It's not like comparing apples and oranges; it's more like apples and supermodels. In fact, burrata means 'buttered,' which is really all you need to know." Traditionally, caprese salad is made with fresh mozzarella, but using burrata only takes it to new heights.

02 of 09

Chef John's Tomato and "Dirt" Salad

Chef John's Tomato and Dirt Salad
Chef John

Don't be alarmed, no dirt is used in the making of this salad: "...the 'dirt' is actually a mixture of mushrooms, rye bread crumbs, and ground almonds," says Chef John.

03 of 09

Fresh Avocado Burrata Salad

Fresh Avocado Burrata Salad
Buckwheat Queen

This salad screams summer with baby arugula, prosciutto, balsamic vinegar, avocado, tomato, and of course, burrata. Allrecipes Allstar Buckwheat Queen says, "Love this combination of flavours and textures. It works with spinach too!"

04 of 09

Fuyu Persimmon and Burrata Caprese Salad

Fuyu Persimmon and Burrata Caprese Salad
Photo by Kim's Cooking Now. Kim's Cooking Now

Persimmons have a naturally sweet, honey-like flavor that perfectly complements the creamy burrata and tangy balsamic glaze in this salad. "This is excellent with a crisp white wine," says Allrecipes Allstar Buckwheat Queen.

05 of 09

Roasted Veggie Salad With Burrata

Roasted Veggie Salad With Burrata
Roasted Veggie Salad With Burrata. Aleka Shunk

This quick salad combines creamy Burrata cheese with colorful quick-roasted peppers, cherry tomatoes, and garlic! "Serve cold with a good, crusty baguette!" says Aleka Shunk.

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Cantaloupe and Burrata Salad

cantaloupe, mint, and burrata salad in bowl
Corie Kessler-Bennett

Fresh cantaloupe and mint leaves bring summertime flavor to creamy burrata. Recipe creator Corie Kessler-Bennett says, "Fantastic dish brought to my attention at a potluck."

07 of 09

Summer Salad with Burrata, Tomatoes, and Nectarines

Summer salad with burrata, tomatoes, and nectarines
Natalie Titanov

"I made this delicious salad for a potluck the other day and everyone loved it. You can use peaches instead of nectarines," says recipe creator barbara. "Try to find ripe heirloom tomatoes for extra flavor."

08 of 09

Peaches with Burrata, Basil, and Raspberry Balsamic Syrup

burrata with peaches on a white plate

Salad, appetizer, dessert — call it what you want, this is the perfect way to put fresh summer peaches on display. "Juicy peaches snuggle into creamy Burrata cheese, with a sweet/tart balsamic reduction drizzled over the top," says recipe creator foodelicious. "Bright fresh basil and flakes of crunchy sea salt finish off this easy, impressive summertime appetizer."

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