Burrata, tomato and strawberry salad

Burrata, tomato and strawberry salad

Chef Merlin Labron-Johnson serves this gorgoues burrata salad at The Old Pharmacy, Bruton in August when strawberries, tomatoes and basil are all at their peak. “We use a mixture of greek, purple and thai basil to add extra nuance and complexity to a relatively simple dish,” he says.

Burrata, tomato and strawberry salad

Creamy burrata also makes an ideal partner for sticky roasted tomatoes in this easy recipe.

  • Serves icon Serves 4-6 as a light lunch or starter
  • Time icon Hands-on time 20 min

Chef Merlin Labron-Johnson serves this gorgoues burrata salad at The Old Pharmacy, Bruton in August when strawberries, tomatoes and basil are all at their peak. “We use a mixture of greek, purple and thai basil to add extra nuance and complexity to a relatively simple dish,” he says.

Creamy burrata also makes an ideal partner for sticky roasted tomatoes in this easy recipe.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
446kcals
Fat
7.6g (7.6g sugars)
Protein
10g
Carbohydrates
7.6g (7.6g sugars)
Fibre
2.4g
Salt
0.6g

Ingredients

  • 3 large or 4 medium bull’s heart tomatoes
  • 8 firm strawberries, hulled (ideally not too ripe)
  • 50g pine nuts, toasted
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra to drizzle
  • 12 fresh basil leaves, ideally a mixture of varieties
  • 4 small or 2 large burrata
  • Toasted baguette to serve (optional)
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Method

  1. Slice the tomatoes widthways as thinly as possible and arrange them on a large platter or plate. Season with a little salt and freshly cracked black pepper.
  2. Finely dice the strawberries and put in a bowl with the toasted pine nuts and red wine vinegar. Season with salt and pepper and whisk in the olive oil to create a vinaigrette.
  3. Arrange the burrata on top of the sliced tomatoes and drizzle the strawberry and pine nut vinaigrette all around. Tear the fresh basil leaves over the plate and finish with an extra glug of olive oil and a twist of black pepper. Serve with a toasted baguette on the side if you like, for a light lunch.

Nutrition

Calories
446kcals
Fat
7.6g (7.6g sugars)
Protein
10g
Carbohydrates
7.6g (7.6g sugars)
Fibre
2.4g
Salt
0.6g

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Recipe By

Merlin Labron-Johnson

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