Insalata Caprese con Burrata – Caprese Salad with Burrata Cheese

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A plate of  Burrata and Caprese salad

Caprese Salad.  Can anything look or taste more like Summer?  Can anything be more simple?  Simple and Summer, you’ve gotta love it. Especially if you love cheese recipes!

A plate of food, with Burrata and Caprese salad

I’m not the guy who put this together, that was our great friend Jeff who we never get to see enough anymore.  We spent a blissful Saturday afternoon and evening at the cottage with him and his family this past weekend and this is one of the the goodies they brought with them.   Although his imposing 6’7″ frame, deep booming voice, and penchant for a sailor’s vernacular and good whiskey might at first make you think otherwise,  Jeff is a bona fide gourmetician in his own right..  While most weekends I’m grilling burgers, making spaghetti or a casserole for dinner, it’s not unusual to hear that Jeff is making scallops with a pea puree, oil poached  halibut with fried artichoke hearts and sherry tomato vinaigrette, or maybe a more simple and perhaps less involved brined and roasted chicken..  Yes, Jeff’s menu often gravitates toward the the high end of creativity and taste and never fails to stimulate the taste buds of everyone.

A close up of a plate of food with tomatoes and Burrata
Imagine my delight when our friend indicated he would be bringing a caprese salad on Saturday.  Because he is Jeff, he would be using burrata in lieu of ordinary mozzarella.  Burrata, you’re asking….  I’m glad you did because if you are not familiar with it, I encourage you to become acquainted with this cream filled fresh mozzarella as quickly as possible.  This post is actually the offspring of one to follow, with which I put to good use this leftover caprese.  The taste of the original creation, it’s beauty, and a little bit about one of my best friends was all too good to keep to myself and not share with you.  We are over summer’s hump, please give this a try before the season passes.
A plate of food with Burrata

Insalata Caprese con Burrata - Caprese Salad with Burrata Cheese

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Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Yield: 4 servings


  • 4 large fresh tomatoes
  • 6-8 oz. burrata mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves


  • balsamic vinegar
  • olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • fresh ground peppercorn


  • Slice tomatoes to 1/4 inch thickness
  • Slice cheese to same thickness if not already pre-sliced
  • Arrange tomatoes and cheese on platter, in alternating fashion
  • Evenly distribute basil leaves over tomatoes and cheese.
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and olive oil if desired.


Calories: 150kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 34mg, Sodium: 273mg, Potassium: 324mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 1391IU, Vitamin C: 17mg, Calcium: 230mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
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  1. I think I need to find some Burrata soon and make this. Our garden tomatoes are just starting to ripen. Thank you for the gorgeous photos that make me drool!

    1. There’s noting like garden fresh tomatoes, add a little of this heavenly stuff and you will love even more! Thanks for your comments 🙂