In this recipe, delicious heirloom tomatoes and fresh burrata cheese are served atop a mound of lightly-dressed arugula. It can serve as an entire meal, if you prepare slightly larger portions.

Heirloom Tomato & Burrata Salad over Arugula

In this recipe, delicious heirloom tomatoes and fresh burrata cheese are served atop a mound of lightly-dressed arugula. It can serve as an entire meal, if you prepare slightly larger portions.

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe heirloom tomatoes, or roughly 16oz, washed and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 16 oz fresh burrata cheese
  • ½ shallot, very finely minced
  • 2 Tbsp sherry vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp whole-grain mustard
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp honey
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano
  • 1/8 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt & freshly-ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 4 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 fresh mint leaves
  • 4 cups Arugula, washed and dried

Instructions 

  • Wash and cut your heirloom tomatoes.
  • Season the tomatoes with kosher salt and allow to drain in a bowl.
  • Drain the storing liquid from the burrata cheese and set cheese aside for salad assembly later.
  • Combine shallot, vinegar, whole-grain mustard, Dijon mustard, honey, dried oregano, sweet paprika, red pepper flakes and olive oil and allow to sit for 15 minutes.
  • Season vinaigrette with salt and freshly-ground black pepper to taste.
  • Finely slice the basil and mint leaves and gently wrap in a piece of paper towel and set aside.
  • Prepare your Arugula lettuce and drain on paper towels.
  • Toss Arugula in a large bowl with a few tablespoons of the vinaigrette, or until the leaves are lightly and evenly coated with the dressing.
  • Season greens lightly with some more salt and freshly-ground black pepper.
  • Drain the liquid that has been released from the heirloom tomatoes.
  • Add tomatoes on top of arugula.
  • Add the burrata cheese on top of the tomatoes.
  • Season with salt & freshly-ground black pepper.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and serve.

Notes

If you don’t enjoy the flavor or Arugula, you can substitute for another type of greens.