Creamy burrata and bull tomato salad. This is a real treat and one of those dishes that I always choose when on the menu in a restaurant. The problem is that in the center of the UK, where I currently live, it’s very difficult to find burrata. When I saw a couple of pots in my local delicatessen, therefore, I snapped them up quickly and off to the grocers I went for bull tomatoes and fresh basil.
Look at this beauty…
1. Burrata or mozzarella?
The big question that I know some of you are asking is ” So Steve, what’s the big deal about burrata? Isn’t it the same as mozzarella?”.
Well, my fine food friends, the answer is an unquestionable “No!”. Fresh mozzarella cheese is a semi-soft Italian cheese made from either cow or water buffalo milk. Burrata cheese, on the other hand, takes the mozzarella to another level by forming a pouch with the mozzarella and then filling it with soft, stringy curd and cream. Yum!!
If you’ve never had burrata before then I ask you to trust me on this. Hunt some out and you will never look back. I promise.
Now, this burrata and tomato salad involves just a little slicing and then assembly. Very simple and takes no more than 5 minutes to make.
2. Gather all of the ingredients together
The first thing to do is to gather all of the ingredients together. The burrata and tomatoes of course. In addition, some fresh basil, extra virgin olive oil, and some good quality sea salt and ground black pepper.
Some people also add balsamic vinegar but it’s not to my taste. I would say, therefore, that this is optional.
3. Prepare the tomato
There is nothing complicated here. Just thinly slice the tomato from the top core down and display on your serving plate.
4. Assemble the burrata and bull tomato salad
With the tomato all laid out add the burrata to the center and sprinkle some fresh basil leaves all around.
Now, just break open the burrata and drizzle extra virgin olive oil all over. Finally, season with good quality sea salt and ground black pepper.
And that, my Italian food fans, is all there is to it. Creamy burrata and bull tomato salad. less than 5 ingredients and 5 minutes to prepare. A wonderfully delicious recipe for the summer. Sit in the garden, crack open the prosecco and enjoy the taste of Italy. Yum!
I do hope you enjoyed this super salad post. As already mentioned, it’s a very simple recipe and takes no more than 5 minutes to prepare. If you’d like to be kept up to date with all of The Yum Yum Club’s recipes just sign up for our monthly newsletter at the top of the page. Alternatively, you can follow us on Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram by clicking the link.
As always, many thanks for reading and until next time… Steve.
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Burrata & Bull Tomato Salad. Forget the mozzarella. Buratta is the best. Plump & juicy tomatoes, creamy burrata, fresh basil and a drizzle of oil. Yum!
- 2 large bull tomatoes
- 2 burrata
- 1 cup fresh basil
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar (optional)
First, gather the ingredients together.
Next, thinly slice the tomato from rear to front and display on a serving plate.
Add the burrata and some of the fresh basil.
Break open the burrata to expose the creamy flesh.
Drizzle extra virgin olive oil over the dish and season with sea salt and ground black pepper. Add optional balsamic vinegar if you wish.
Serve and enjoy this class Italian burrata and bull tomato salad.