lunch Sides and Snacks

Burrata Salad

Burrata Salad aka a “salad” honoring to my Italian roots and something I whip up when I have 5 min but a need to impress at happy hour.

I am a HUGE fan of burrata. Any time it’s on a menu, I simply have to order it, which I’ve been trying to transition into getting better at making it at home. The fact that it’s easy to buy at Trader Joe’s and prepare has turned it into my go to for celebration meals and hosting friends at home (aka one friend 6 feet apart). This recipe I actually made as the appetizer for my own birthday and was thrilled with the results. If you know me, you know I have high standards for my birthday so this is a GLOWING review.


(Serves 4 as a side)

  • 2 large tomatoes (heirloom or vine)
  • 5 sprigs fresh basil, torn or roughly chopped
  • 2 rounds of burrata (I get from Trader Joe’s!)
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • Drizzle of balsamic vinegar
  • Sprinkling of salt & pepper


Spoiler alert: this one is comically easy. Rinse and thinly slice tomatoes. Cut each burrata in 4ths. Place in bowl with your torn basil, then drizzle with olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Enjoy! 


I have never successfully not eaten all of this in one sitting, so I can’t comment on how well it keeps. If you have infinitely more willpower than I do, I might recommend cutting the portions down as needed, because I don’t know how well burrata will keep once covered in oil and vinegar.

What am I listening to as I make this?Brooklyn Bridge to Chorus” by The Strokes

What should I do with the rest of my burrata? You’re in luck, my at-home burrata trend has been going for a bit now. Here’s a few more recipes to try out:

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