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Burrata with Heirloom Tomatoes

Jason Varney

Servings: 4

This variation on a Caprese salad is a Di Bruno Bros. classic. Serve it with grilled bread, olives, and Prosecco for a light appetizer or a summery lunch. It’s easily doubled or halved.

This recipe is excerpted from Di Bruno Bros. House of Cheese. Read our review.


  • 1 lb. heirloom tomatoes cut into bite-size pieces (or about 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes)
  • 8 basil leaves, sliced into ribbons
  • 3/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 burrata, about 12 oz. each
  • 1 loaf rustic Italian bread, cut in thick slices and grilled or toasted


  • Toss the tomatoes with the basil and balsamic. While they sit, make a quick garlic oil—just heat the olive oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat for about a minute, then add the minced garlic. You don’t want it to brown, so as soon as the garlic begins to sizzle, remove the pan from the burner.
  • Pour the hot garlic oil over the tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. Arrange the tomato mixture on four plates, and slice the burrata vertically in half. There’s cream inside, so make sure you do this on a cutting board or plate. Arrange the halved burrata on top of the tomatoes. Serve with thick slices of grilled or toasted bread.

    dibruno bros. house of cheese cookbook


Recipe reprinted with permission from DI BRUNO BROS. HOUSE OF CHEESE © 2013 by Tenaya Darlington, Running Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group.


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Reviews (3 reviews)

  • Calgary_Jim | 09/02/2017

    This looks stunning but 3/4 cup of balsamic? Typo for sure. More like 3-4 T

  • laptopchargers | 08/14/2017

    mmmm delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  • LArcher | 08/30/2015

    This salad is so amazing! I did put a bed of lettuce down first and then topped with the marinated tomatoes and cheese. Love it! Will definitely be doing again!

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