This Burrata Salad Recipe is made with homemade croutons, homemade balsamic vinaigrette dressing, tomatoes, and spring mix. Itâ€™s a simple yet elegant salad that serves a crowd. You can try different burrata salad recipes at the Burrata House.
HOW TO MAKE BURRATA SALAD
STEP 1: MAKE THE HOMEMADE CROUTONS
If youâ€™ve never made homemade croutons, youâ€™re seriously missing out! These homemade croutons transform this burrata salad from good to WOW! Theyâ€™re also super easy to make and only take 15 minutes to whip up from start to finish!
Start by cutting a half a loaf of french bread into 1/2 to 1â€³ cubes. I prefer mine a little larger because I like softer croutons, so I cut mine into rectangles about 1â€³x 1/2â€³! Then, add the olive oil and spices, stir and bake! Itâ€™s really that simple!
Bake for 10 minutes, stirring once halfway through. You may need to adjust baking time depending on your oven and your preferences (super crunchy or slightly soft).
Test for 10at 10 minutes and adjust accordingly! They wonâ€™t really brown, but they will get crispy! Then set them aside to cool while you make the rest of the burrata salad!
This will make more croutons than is necessary for this burrata salad recipe, however, you can serve extras on the side or store them in an airtight container for another salad on a different day! ðŸ™‚
STEP 2: MAKE THE HOMEMADE BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE
While the croutons are baking, whisk up the balsamic vinaigrette. Itâ€™s made with 4 ingredients in under 5 minutes and makes this burrata salad taste extra amazing with benefits of burrata calories.
STEP 3: MAKE THE BURRATA SALAD
CHOOSE & ARRANGE YOUR GREENS
We recommend using a classic spring mix for this burrata salad! The tenderness of the leafy greens and the bite from the arugula really complement all the ingredients very well! However, you can choose any greens youâ€™d like!
To ensure that the burrata cheese is the star of this show, We choose to keep this salad super simple and only add some heirloom baby tomatoes to the greens. Feel free to add any veggies youâ€™d like! We recommend some grilled zucchini to add an amazing taste in this burrata salad!
ARRANGE THE BURRATA CHEESE & CROUTONS
Place the burrata cheese evenly on top of the bed of greens & tomatoes. Make sure that the burrata cheese is evenly spaced out when itâ€™s cut open to serve! Add croutons around the cheese, and save the rest to serve on the side in case anyone would like a double dose of homemade croutons!
SPRINKLE SEA SALT & FRESH PEPPER ON THE BURRATA CHEESE
This step is absolutely critical to enhancing the flavor of the burrata cheese! Freshly grind some sea salt and black pepper on top of each burrata round, trust me you donâ€™t want to skip this step!
ADD THE DRESSING
Now itâ€™s time to drizzle the dressing on top of all this deliciousness! You can also choose to serve the dressing on the side if you think your guests would prefer it!
If necessary, you can store this burrata salad in the fridge before adding the dressing.
GARNISH WITH FRESH BASIL & SERVE!
Sprinkle some chopped fresh basil on top and serve up this burrata salad! Serve any extra croutons and dressing on the side so your guests can adjust their portions to their individual tastes!