Tomato and Burrata Salad with Basil Oil

Bursting with flavor, herbaceous, and easy to make with the perfect balance of fresh and creamy components, Tomato and Burrata Salad with Basil Oil has been a summer favorite.

Tomato and Burrata Salad with Basil Oil

The Inspiration

When we were at Disney a few months ago Arya tried a Toy Box Tomato Salad, it was layered with wedges of heirloom tomatoes, croutons, cucumber slices, and pockets of Burrata. Let’s just say she devoured it. In fact, she loved it so much we ended up ordering it twice. It’s no surprise that once we got home she asked me to recreate it for her and I was more than happy to! 

Tomato and Burrata Salad with Basil Oil

Summer Salads

When it comes to summer dining, few dishes capture the essence of the season quite like a tomato salad. This one in particular is vibrant and refreshing, it’s a beautiful symphony of colors and flavors, making it the perfect addition to any warm-weather meal. When I think about summer on a plate I think of it arranged with a medley of luscious red, sun-kissed tomatoes. Their deep crimson hues offer a visual feast that mirrors the intensity of their flavor. As you take your first bite, the tomatoes burst with a sweet juiciness that instantly transports you to a sunny garden. Each bite offering a delightful combination of textures – the smooth and milky interior of the Burrata cheese, is a balance of decadence and subtlety, acting as the perfect companion to the vibrant tomatoes.

Tomato and Burrata Salad with Basil Oil Basil Oil

Basil Oil

What truly elevates this salad is the aromatic basil oil that drizzles over the ingredients. The basil oil is a vibrant green, reminiscent of a lush herb garden. With its invigorating fragrance, it brings an herbal freshness that complements the sweetness of the tomatoes and the creaminess of the Burrata. The basil oil’s peppery undertones add a touch of complexity, enhancing the overall experience.

Tomato and Burrata Salad with Basil OilTomato and Burrata Salad with Basil Oil

The Salad

The Tomato and Burrata Salad with basil oil is a summer salad that works in perfect harmony. I love how all the colors look like a piece of artwork on a platter: the fiery red of the tomatoes meets the pristine white of the cheese, while the deep green of the basil oil ties it all together. As you savor each bite, you enjoy the burst of sweetness in the tomatoes, the crunch of the cucumbers, to the creamy indulgence of the Burrata, all while being flavored delicately by the herbaceous embrace of the basil oil. 

A perfect side or main

Whether enjoyed as a light lunch, a refreshing appetizer, or a side dish to a grilled meal, this salad captures the essence of summer on a plate. It’s a celebration of the season’s bounty, a fusion of colors that mirror the warmth of the sun, and a symphony of flavors that sing of nature’s goodness. So, the next time you’re looking for a dish that embodies the joys of summer, look no further than this Tomato and Burrata Salad with basil oil.

Tomato and Burrata Salad with Basil Oil

Tomato and Burrata Salad with Basil Oil
 
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Juicy, herbaceous, and easy to make with the perfect balance of fresh and creamy components, Tomato and Burrata Salad with Basil Oil has been a summer favorite.
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Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 4
Ingredients
Basil oil
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup neutral oil (I used avocado)
Tomato and Burrata Salad
  • 3 heirloom tomatoes; cut into wedges
  • 2 Persian cucumbers; thinly sliced
  • 1 (8-ounce) ball fresh burrata
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoon basil oil
  • homemade croutons
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper; to taste
Method
Basil oil
  1. Chill the neutral oil in a freezer for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Add the basil to a pot of boiling water, blanching for 15-20 seconds. Drain and shock in an ice water bath.
  3. Dry the blanched basil on a kitchen towel.
  4. Blend the basil and chilled oil into a smooth puree. Pass the oil through a strainer and store refrigerated, in an airtight container.
Tomato and Burrata Salad
  1. Assemble the cucumbers and tomatoes, drizzle on lemon juice.
  2. Tear and place burrata and homemade croutons.
  3. Season with salt, pepper, and a generous drizzle of basil oil.
  4. Serve + enjoy!

Enjoy,

 

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