My family has a special relationship with caprese salad. We say it in all types of ways, but “CAH-PRAY-ZEE,” is probably the most popular way we say it amongst my “CAH-RAY-ZEE” family. My brother, Michael, though has taken it to a new level. One word: BURRATA. My brother is a champ in the kitchen and on the smoker. He’s literally the ultimate outdoor food master, which makes this just the perfect dish to serve in an outdoor space at your home. It’s the perfect mix of garlic, balsamic, and ooey, gooey- burrata cheese. Check out our take on this Italian classic!
Caprese Salad with Burrata
- 3 large tomatoes, sliced
- 1 small tomato, diced
- 1 ball of good quality burrata cheese
- 3-4 tbsp of basil, chiffonade (like little streamers!)
- 1 1/2 tbsp garlic olive oil
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp parmesan or romano cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Optional: French Bread, Crostinis, or Crackers
- Slice your tomatoes into thin slices and layer into a circle on a large plate. Reserve at the tops of your sliced tomatoes or at least one small tomato and dice.
- Take your burrata cheese, place in the middle of the sliced tomatoes, and slice open until cheese. It should ooze out he he he!
- Sprinkle your reserved diced tomatoes on top of the burrata and sliced tomatoes.
- Sprinkle your basil over the entire plate. Season with salt and pepper.
- Place your plate in the fridge to keep cool until ready to serve.
- Once ready to serve, drizzle garlic olive oil and balsamic vinegar over the salad. Sprinkle parmesan or romano cheese on top.
- Serve with crispy crostinis, bread, or crackers.