This Tomato Burrata Salad recipe couldn't be easier! It's whipped together in just a few minutes, topped with simple balsamic vinegar and olive oil. The recipe uses plant-based cheese to make it entirely dairy free. In fact, the recipe is completely vegan. A summer salad that lets seasonal tomatoes, like heirlooms, shine. Serve as a light and simple appetizer or side dish at your next garden party or BBQ.
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💡 The recipe in a nutshell
- Vegan (egg free and dairy free)
- Quick and easy-to-make
- Very flavorful and delicious
- Perfect side, or appetizer, for parties and BBQs
- Summer salad
Where do I get vegan Burrata?
This recipe is basically a slight variation on Caprese salad, using (vegan) Burrata cheese instead of traditional mozzarella. Burrata is like a fresh mozzarella ball with a creamy center. However, vegan Mozzarella is a little bit easier to find in our grocery stores and works just as fine for this salad!
If you are buying plant-based Mozzarella from the store, and want to add Burrata cream simply mix ¼ cup vegan sour cream (eg from Tofutti) and 1 tablespoon plant milk (such as cashew milk). Then drizzle over the mozzarella pieces.
Thankfully, there are many recipes on how to make plant-based Mozzarella and Burrata out there too. Giving you the opportunity to make your very own vegan Burrata! Most of these plant-based Burrata and Mozzarella recipes use cashew nuts.
High quality balsamic vinegar from Monari
Monari's Balsamic Vinegar is made by a family business. Their mission is to remain authentic and passionate, making incredibly delicious vinegar!
The story of Monari Federzoni begins in 1912 in a small barn above Mrs. Elena’s grocery store in Monari. Which is in the heart of the historic center of Modena in Italy. Today Monari Federzoni has grown into a recognized brand appreciated in more than 56 countries.
I love their vinegar since they are affordable, yet high-quality. All their balsamic are incredibly flavorful and work great on their own. However, they also make beautiful mixed vinaigrettes too. For this recipe, I am using their Aged Balsamic Vinegar of Modena.
Tomato Burrata Salad Recipe (dairy free)
- 4 big cluster tomatoes, or medium heirloom (around 500g / 1 lbs)
- 5.3 oz halved cherry tomatoes optional (150g)
- 25 fresh leaves of basil
- black pepper, and sea salt to taste
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil (60 ml)
- 2 tablespoon aged balsamic vinegar (30 ml)
- 8 oz vegan burrata cheese ball (220g)
vegan burrata out of vegan mozzarella
- 1 vegan mozzarella wheel (eg: from Miyokonos)
- ¼ cup vegan sour cream (eg: from Tofutti)
- 1 tablespoon plant milk, such as cashew milk
- Wash, then slice tomatoes about ½ cm (¼ inch) thick and arrange them on a serving platter. Sprinkle fresh basil leaves over the tomatoes evenly.
- To make vegan burrata out of vegan mozzarella: Crumble mozzarella with your hands into bigger chunks. Mix vegan sour cream and plant milk into the mozzarella crumble.
- Sprinkle cheese on top of the tomatoes (or add cheese in slices). Salt and pepper evenly to taste. Drizzle with high-quality extra virgin olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar. Serve immediately, and enjoy!
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