Burrata Tomato and Avocado Salad

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If you love fresh, creamy burrata cheese as much as I do, and want to add it to just about any recipe you can think of, you’re going to love this burrata tomato and avocado salad. It is bursting with creamy, rich, and bright flavor that is my summer lunch go-to—perfect for a quick meal or served at a party as an appetizer. We’re seriously obsessed with cheese here, and burrata is one of our all-time favorite cheeses to pair with meals – this recipe is simple and packed with all the fresh flavor we love!

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Fresh Tomato Avocado Burrata Salad

Nothing says summer like fresh tomatoes from the garden or farmer’s market. This burrata, tomato, and avocado salad is a super simple and easy flavor packed lunch or side dish. This salad offers a delightful blend of creamy, juicy, and buttery textures, making it a standout dish for any occasion. It’s an excellent appetizer for dinner parties, impressing guests with its gourmet appeal and vibrant colors.

Burrata tomato avocado salad can also be a light and satisfying lunch, pairing beautifully with crusty bread or a glass of chilled white wine. Serve it at a summer barbecue to complement grilled meats and vegetables, adding a touch of elegance to the meal. It’s perfect for a brunch spread, providing a refreshing and nutritious option alongside more indulgent dishes. Additionally, a burrata, tomato, and avocado salad makes a lovely addition to a romantic picnic, combining simple, fresh ingredients for a memorable outdoor dining experience.

This salad is gluten free, low carb, keto, vegetarian, and vegan and also compliant with whole 30 and paleo diets – its the perfect delicious fresh dish for anyone!

How to Make Burrata Tomato and Avocado Salad

First assemble the following ingredients:

  • Campari tomatoes (6) – Sweet and juicy, Campari tomatoes add a vibrant burst of flavor and color to the salad.
  • Avocado (½) – Creamy and rich, ripe avocado provides a smooth texture and buttery taste.
  • Red onion (¼ cup) – Thinly sliced red onion adds a sharp, slightly sweet crunch that balances the creaminess of the burrata and avocado.
  • Balls burrata (3) – Soft and luscious, burrata balls offer a delightful creamy center that pairs perfectly with the fresh vegetables.
  • Basil leaves – Fresh basil leaves contribute an aromatic, herbaceous note that enhances the salad’s overall freshness.
  • Extra virgin olive oil (2 tablespoons) – High-quality extra virgin olive oil enriches the salad with a fruity, robust flavor.
  • Champagne vinegar (1 tablespoon) – Light and tangy, champagne vinegar adds a delicate acidity that brightens the dish.
  • Sea salt (1/2 tsp) – Flaky sea salt enhances the natural flavors of the ingredients with a subtle, mineral taste.
  • Freshly ground black pepper (1/4 tsp) – Freshly ground black pepper adds a touch of heat and depth, elevating the salad’s overall flavor profile.

Once you’ve gathered your recipes, we will use the following method:

  • Prep. Divide the sliced tomatoes, avocado, and slivered onion between two bowls or plates. Drain the water from the burrata balls and gently break them in half before plating them with the veggies.
  • Plate. Sprinkle both salads with torn basil leaves and drizzle with olive oil and vinegar.
  • Dress. Top with kosher salt, and freshly cracked black pepper to taste. The olive oil is really the key and main flavor, so add more to fit your personal taste.

Tips and Tricks for Making Avocado Tomato Burrata Salad

Choose Ripe Ingredients: Use ripe tomatoes and avocados for the best flavor and texture. Burrata should be fresh and creamy.

Tomato Variety: Mix different types of tomatoes (cherry, heirloom, grape) for a variety of flavors and colors.

Season Well: Use high-quality sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to enhance the flavors.

Fresh Herbs: Add fresh basil, mint, or oregano to elevate the freshness of the salad.

Lemon Juice: Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the avocado to prevent browning and add a zesty kick.

Assembly: Layer the ingredients artfully on a platter for an attractive presentation. Place the burrata in the center and arrange the tomatoes and avocados around it.

Room Temperature: Serve the salad at room temperature to allow the flavors to meld together perfectly.

Toast Bread: Serve with toasted slices of baguette or sourdough to scoop up the creamy burrata and juices from the salad.

Add Crunch: Sprinkle toasted pine nuts, sunflower seeds, or croutons for extra texture.

Pairings: Complement the salad with a glass of light white wine or a crisp rosé for a perfect pairing.

FAQs

What type of tomatoes should I use?

You can use any variety of tomatoes you prefer. Cherry, grape, heirloom, or Roma tomatoes all work well. Mixing different types can add a variety of flavors and colors to your salad.

How do I prevent the avocados from browning?

Squeeze fresh lemon or lime juice over the sliced avocados. The acidity helps prevent oxidation and keeps the avocados looking fresh.

Can I make this salad ahead of time?

It’s best to prepare and assemble the salad just before serving to ensure the freshness of the ingredients. However, you can prepare the components (like slicing the tomatoes) in advance and then assemble the salad right before serving.

How do I store leftovers?

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Consume within one day for the best taste and texture. Keep the burrata separate if possible to maintain its creaminess.

What type of olive oil should I use?

Use high-quality extra virgin olive oil for the best flavor. It will enhance the taste of the tomatoes, avocado, and burrata.

Can I add other ingredients to the salad?

Absolutely! Feel free to add ingredients like fresh basil, toasted nuts, roasted peppers, or even a light drizzle of pesto for additional flavor.

What wine pairs well with this salad?

A light white wine like Sauvignon Blanc or a crisp rosé pairs beautifully with the fresh and creamy flavors of the salad.

Is this salad suitable for vegetarians?

Yes, this salad is vegetarian. Ensure all additional ingredients (like the pesto or bread) are vegetarian if that is a concern.

What to Serve with Fresh Burrata Salad

Crusty Bread: Sourdough or baguette slices for dipping into the creamy burrata and soaking up the salad’s juices. Try my overnight focaccia!

Mixed Greens: A side of arugula, spinach, or mixed baby greens for extra crunch.

Grilled Vegetables: Zucchini, bell peppers, and eggplant to complement the salad.

Pesto Sauce: A dollop of basil pesto for an extra layer of flavor.

Lemon Wedges: To squeeze over the salad for a zesty kick.

Nuts and Seeds: Toasted pine nuts, sunflower seeds, or chopped walnuts for added texture.

Wine Pairing: A light white wine like Sauvignon Blanc or a crisp rosé is perfect to cut through the rich creamy cheese.

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A bowl of burrata tomato and avocado salad with sliced red onions, topped with basil and olive oil.
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Burrata Tomato and Avocado Salad

This delightful salad combines creamy burrata with juicy fresh tomatoes and buttery avocado drizzled with some rich olive oil, fresh basil, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Perfect for summertime!
Cuisine Italian
Keyword avocado salad, burrata, healthy side dish, tomato salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 salads
Calories 103kcal
Author Courtney O’Dell
Cost $8

Ingredients

  • 6 medium Campari tomatoes quartered
  • ½ avocado pitted and sliced
  • ¼ cup slivered red onion
  • 3 balls burrata drained
  • torn fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon champagne vinegar or rice vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Place sliced tomatoes, avocado, and slivered onion on a plate or divide between two bowls.
  • Drain the water from the burrata balls and gently break them in half before plating them with the veggies. Sprinkle it all with torn basil leaves and drizzle with olive oil and vinegar.
  • Add sea and freshly cracked black pepper to taste. The olive oil is really the key and main flavor so add more to taste and make sure its good and fruity to complement the freshness of the other ingredients.

Nutrition

Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 293mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 37IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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