Arugula Tomato and Burrata Salad

Arugula Tomato and Burrata Salad

I first had this salad when Chris and I visited this local Italian eatery near our home.  We shared a burrata salad (I didn’t know what burrata was at the time) and it was simple and so delicious.  It was a mixture of iceberg lettuce, baby arugula, tomatoes and chunks of burrata.  Extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar drizzled on top to finish it off.  This salad made an impression on me that I’ve been wanting to make it at home (I think it was really the burrata).  I didn’t care for the iceberg lettuce so I left it out.  If you can’t find burrata, buffalo mozzarella is a good substitution.  Enjoy!

Arugula Tomato and Burrata Salad

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Ingredients:

  • a couple of handfuls of baby arugula
  • 1 tomato, cut into chunks
  • 1 ball of burrata, cut into quarters
  • good quality extra virgin olive oil for drizzling
  • balsamic vinegar for drizzling
  • fleur de sel

Preparation:

Layer the arugula on a serving plate.  Then add tomatoes and burrata.  Drizzle extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar on top.  Season with fleur de sel.

Arugula Tomato and Burrata Salad
 

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36 thoughts on “Arugula Tomato and Burrata Salad

  1. I’m a big fan of salad. Loved this one. I think the sturdiness of the arugula was a nice texture contrast with the burrata. That’s a fun word to say. 🙂

  2. I LOVE burrata, but I’ve never bought it to use at home (even though see it every time I’m at Trader Joe’s). This makes me want to finally buy some! One of my favorite restaurants serves it warm with slices of bread. Another super simple dish, but amazing!

  3. Wonderful, Anne! I’d hoped you’d post the salad you’d mentioned on my burrata post. This does sound good and I can see why you wanted to recreate it at home. But iceberg lettuce? Really? Your use of baby arugula is such a better idea.

  4. I don’t like ice berg lettuce either! It is kind of nothing, arugula sounds much nicer. I only learned of burrata last week and I really want to try it – this looks like a really nice salad!

  5. I’ve never heard of burrata either but this salad looks and sounds wonderful. Sometimes the simple things are the best.

  6. This is one of my absolutely favourite salads. Sadly the tomatoes are not good this time of year, so I would oven dry them first to give them better flavour. Burrata is really a wonderful cheese.

  7. I am not familiar with burrata but will definitely have to look out for it. Thanks for sharing something new! The salad sounds fantastic and arugula makes such a pretty salad!

    • Thanks Jan! Not sure if there’s a Trader Joes in New Mexico or Whole Foods but you should be able to get them in the more upscale markets. It’s a lovely simple salad. Heck, I could have eaten the burrata all on its own sans salad. 😀

  8. Your pictures make me want to dive into my computer. Really great shots. I also love simple salads like this. Sometimes all you need is a little bit of olive oil and balsamic vinegar on fresh greens. I’ve never had burrata before… I’ll keep an eye out for it next time i’m in a fromagerie.
    -JulieC

  9. I too would leave out the iceberg lettuce. See we both like the same kind of olive oil and balsamic dressing, so simple and delicious. Spring cannot come early enough so I get out to the garden and plant my greens.

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