Cherry Tomato Salad with Burrata & Pesto

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Cherry Tomato Salad with Burrata & Pesto

Burrata — a moist, fresh ball of mozzarella filled with curds and cream — slowly oozes with each delicious forkful. It’s a perfect partner for summer’s first cherry tomatoes.


Cherry Tomato Salad with Burrata & Pesto


3 Tbs. prepared basil pesto

1 1/2 Tbs. red wine vinegar

1/4 cup (2 fl. oz./60 ml) extra-virgin olive oil

Salt and freshly ground pepper

About 4 cups (1 1/2 lb./750 g) mixed red, yellow and orange cherry tomatoes

1 burrata cheese

Small fresh basil leaves for garnish


In a bowl, whisk together the pesto and vinegar. Add the oil in a thin stream, whisking constantly until the dressing is well blended. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


Slice the tomatoes in half, add to the bowl, and toss gently. Season with salt and pepper and use a slotted spoon to mound them on a serving platter. Nestle the cheese in the center and drizzle with some pesto dressing from the bowl. Garnish with the basil leaves and serve. Serves 4-6.


Williams-Sonoma Salad of the Day CookbookFind more creative and colorful salads in our cookbook Salad of the Day, by Georgeanne Brennan.

5 comments about “Cherry Tomato Salad with Burrata & Pesto

  1. Lou Ann Roth

    Where can I purchase burrata cheese. Can I substitute mozzarella cheese balls.
    Lou Ann

  2. chef Pia

    My question also would be where can I find buretta cheese since I don’t have
    A purveyor @ this time. However, Greek yogurt will work perfect because
    It is thick.
    Happy Cooking!

  3. Williams-Sonoma Post author

    You can often find burrata cheese at well-stocked markets and specialty cheese stores. If it’s not available, substitute fresh mozzarella cheese instead. Enjoy!

  4. Cookie

    Made this for a cook-out the other night. It was a huge hit! Everyone loved the fresh farmer’s market cherry/grape heirloom tomatoes and the basil sauce really makes it. I had burrata but also put fresh ricotta on the plate. yum!


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