Tomato-Burrata Salad With Olives, Lemon Zest, and Basil Recipe

Tomato-Burrata Salad With Olives, Lemon Zest, and Basil Recipe

Simple yet posh, this tomato and burrata salad is finished with Kalamata olives, lemon zest, and basil, plus dashes of olive oil and red wine vinegar. [Photograph: Jennifer Olvera]

A dynamite duo of ripe, juicy tomatoes and creamy burrata cheese joins briny kalamata olives, aromatic lemon zest, and ribbons of fresh basil, all garnished with quality olive oil, a splash of red wine vinegar, and a finishing sprinkle of fresh-cracked pepper and flaky sea salt.

Note: Burrata is available at Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, and Italian markets. Like mozzarella, the best burrata is impeccably fresh.

  • Yield:Serves 4
  • Active time: 15 minutes
  • Total time:15 minutes


  • 8 ounces (2 balls) burrata cheese (see note)
  • 2 ripe medium tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 1/4 cup pitted and sliced Kalamata olives
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves, cut into ribbons
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Flaky sea salt


  1. 1.

    Carefully slice burrata cheese balls in half and arrange on plates with tomatoes and olives. Garnish with lemon zest and basil. Drizzle with olive oil and vinegar. Finish each plate with a few turns of cracked black pepper and a sprinkle of flaky sea salt. Serve immediately.