Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Cheese Salad

Chef Richard 4 Servings 15 minutes

Burrata, a luscious treat, is fresh mozzarella filled with cream and mozzarella curds. If you are unable to find it, use fresh whole-milk mozzarella.


  • 4  large heirloom tomatoes (about 2½ pounds) or 4   to 5 large tomatoes
  • Fleur de sel or coarse kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1  teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼  cup torn fresh basil leaves plus whole leaves for garnish
  • ¼  cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 4  2.5-ounce rounds burrata cheese


  • Cut tomatoes into wedges and place in large bowl. Sprinkle with fleur de sel and pepper. Crush oregano between palms to release flavor; add to tomatoes. Add ¼ cup torn basil leaves and olive oil; mix well. Let stand at room temperature at least 30 minutes and up to 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  • Place 1 Burrata cheese round in center of each plate. Fan tomatoes around cheese, dividing equally. Drizzle with dressing from bowl. Garnish with basil leaves.