Arugula and Tomato Burrata Salad

This arugula and tomato burrata salad comes together in 5 minutes and is the perfect appetizer for any Italian-inspired meal.

Arugula and Tomato Burrata Salad | A Couple Cooks

Arugula and Tomato Burrata Salad | A Couple Cooks

Arugula and Tomato Burrata Salad | A Couple Cooks

On the Amalfi Coast, we stayed in a little B&B in a town called Montepertuso, midway up the cliffs above the picture-perfect town of Positano. On our last night we went to a small, family-owned white table cloth (i.e. fancy) restaurant for our final dinner. The food was fairly good, but what we remember most about it was the burrata.

If you know of burrata, you know what a treat it is: a pouch of mozzarella filled with cream and/or fresh cheese. Cheese filled with cheese? It’s just as epic as it sounds. This was the first time we’d tried it, and from the first bite it was out of this world. After cutting into to the cheese, the cream flooded the plate as a sort of dressing for the tomatoes and peppery arugula beneath it.

Returning to the states, we were surprised to find burrata at the grocery, so we recreated the dish here. While it was a bit different than the locally-made Italian version, it was still delicious! Depending on where you buy it it may be a bit of a splurge, but it’s worth it as a special treat, trust us. This arugula and tomato burrata salad would go well as an appetizer with our other Italian-inspired recipes, or any summer meal. (See the recipe for some notes on serving.)

Serving this arugula and tomato burrata salad

We served this as an appetizer for 4 people where everyone cut off pieces of burrata from the same plate and ate them with the tomatoes and arugula. Another option is cutting the burrata into pieces to make four smaller servings, which is slightly more difficult depending on the creaminess of the cheese. This portion was served as an appetizer in Italy that we shared between the two of us, but it also could be served for two for a heartier appetizer. If you’re itching to make this arugula and tomato burrata salad for a crowd, you could substitute the burrata with small mozzarella balls. The taste won’t be the same (the burrata really makes this dish!), but it’s a good compromise flavor-wise.

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This recipe is…

Vegetarian and gluten-free.

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Arugula and Tomato Burrata Salad


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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 as a small appetizer
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Raw
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

This arugula and tomato burrata salad comes together in 5 minutes and is the perfect appetizer for any Italian-inspired meal.


Ingredients

  • 3 cups arugula leaves
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 large burrata cheese
  • Olive oil
  • White wine vinegar
  • Kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Wash and de-stem 3 cups arugula. Cut the cherry tomatoes in half.
  2. Place a bed of arugula on a plate, then place the burrata in the center.
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and a splash of white wine vinegar. Sprinkle with kosher salt and serve.

Keywords: tomato burrata salad

 

About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is an acclaimed vegetarian cookbook author and cook based in Indianapolis. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the “best vegetarian cookbooks” by Epicurious.

10 Comments

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
    August 11, 2014 at 7:42 am

    I can eat stuff like this every day! Such an amazing, simple, salad. Burrata is so yummy!

  • Reply
    molly yeh
    August 11, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    i want to like, jump in a pool filled with burrata and never come out

  • Reply
    Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health
    August 11, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    there is a local place we go to that served warm burrata with really good toast. i love eating this straight up as well.

  • Reply
    Amy @ Parsley In My Teeth
    August 11, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Looks like there were quite a few forks and knives vying for the burrata. What a great dish that is beautiful, tasty and easy to make!

  • Reply
    Katie @ Whole Nourishment
    August 11, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    I love burrata, but rarely have it. I know one specialty store that carries it here…thanks for the reminder, I must have this salad before summer is over!

  • Reply
    Dena Norton
    August 12, 2014 at 7:45 am

    I’m with Molly – there’s nothing quite like burrata! :)

  • Reply
    Kendra
    August 12, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Where did you find burrata in Indy? Thanks!

    • Reply
      Alex
      August 12, 2014 at 12:01 pm

      Hi! Whole Foods has it — different varieties depending on the day :)

  • Reply
    kristie @ birchandwild.com
    August 12, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    I have never had burrata before, so I am going to have to remedy that. This looks incredible!

  • Reply
    Vyrginia
    August 13, 2014 at 5:00 am

    THIS IS AN AMAZING RECIPE!

    I just tried it yesterday and it tastes fantastic. On top of that, it’s so easy to make and doesn’t require much time at all! Being as how busy I am at the office, I definitely need to prioritize my time to making food that fuels my workout routines. I’ve been following your website for a while and these recipes do not disappoint :).

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