Burrata fruit salad

Have you planted your garden already?  We just bought our herbs, seeds and plants yesterday from Home Depot.  A step-by-step tutorial will be up shortly about what we used and built just in case you are behind like us.  Usually I already have fresh vegetables growing if I haven’t killed them already.  When we were living in Houston the insects and heat basically killed them off before we could enjoy them.  I’m destined that this garden in West Texas will survive and feed my family.

I’m keeping my fingers crossed that in the next couple of weeks we will have an abundant supply of tomatoes, onions, green beans, squash, zucchini and array of fresh herbs at my disposal.

burrata fruit salad

Pompeian is celebrating National Salad & Vinegar Month and I thought this fresh burrata fruit salad with simple dressing was the perfect way to end the month.  I got my fill of unhealthy foods this past weekend so this salad came at a perfect time.  Now I can’t wait to use fresh tomatoes in the next couple of weeks.  Also, this got me thinking about going back to the store to get an avocado tree.  The cheese for this dish is called burrata cheese and it is very similar to mozzarella.  It is just a little bit creamier and its a new favorite among foodies.

When I make a homemade dressing at home I usually reach for the balsamic vinegar every single time.  I wanted to branch out a bit with this dressing and add red wine vinegar instead.  Did you know that Pompeian actually has 7 different wine vinegars?!

  • Red Wine Vinegar
  • Roasted Garlic Infused Red Wine Vinegar 
  • Pomegranate Infused Red Wine Vinegar 
  • Blueberry Pomegranate Infused Red Wine Vinegar 
  • Açai Pomegranate Infused Red Wine Vinegar 
  • White Wine Vinegar 
  • Sherry Aged Wine Vinegar 

Now its back to the garden planting for me, so that I can have a fresh salad soon.

ENJOY ~ Meagan

Burrata fruit salad

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Burrata fruit salad with simple dressing

Yield: 2 salads

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

For the dressing

  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
  • pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup olive oil

For the salad

  • 1 large tomato, sliced
  • 1/2 cup heirloom tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 avocado, peeled and sliced
  • 1 orange, cut into large chunks
  • 4 ounces barrata cheese
  • salt and pepper to season

Directions:

For the dressing

  1. Combine all ingredients into a bowl.  Whisk until sugar and salt dissolves and then add to jar or container.  Shake well and store in refrigerator until ready to use.

For the salad

  1. Place tomatoes onto the plate and then add avocado and oranges.  In the center add the burrata cheese and then season with salt and pepper.
  2. Drizzle with the simple dressing.

Disclosure: I am a brand ambassador for Pompeian.  All opinions are 100% my own and we are a family who loves oils! #pantryinsiders

   

11 Responses to “Burrata fruit salad with simple dressing”

  1. 1
    steph@stephsbitebybite — May 29, 2014 at 7:30 am

    First, I love the new site!!!! So chic!! Second, we’re no where near having our garden ready…it’s so bare, it’s embarrassing. That’s my mission this weekend. But this salad, so easy, so light, so summer, so needs to be in my belly!

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  2. 2
    Cassie — May 29, 2014 at 7:37 am

    This is one gorgeous salad! I wish I had one for breakfast!

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  3. 3
    Kristine @ Kristine's Kitchen — May 29, 2014 at 7:50 am

    What a light, colorful salad! We planted our garden a few weeks ago. I can’t wait for our fresh cherry tomatoes! They are one of the best parts of summer!

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  4. 4
    Cate O'Malley — May 29, 2014 at 7:52 am

    Looks like a delicious way to celebrate seasonal produce – yum!

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  5. 5
    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — May 29, 2014 at 8:12 am

    Burrata for breakfast? Also, can’t wait to see the garden. I’m jealous!

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  6. 6
    Christine from Cook the Story — May 29, 2014 at 8:29 am

    This sounds SO easy and delicious!

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    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — May 29, 2014 at 11:12 am

    We just planted our tomato plants a few weeks ago, we made the mistake last year of only doing a few tomato plants, and they only produced enough tomatoes for about five BLT’s. Ha! So this year we planted PLENTY, crossing our fingers we get oodles of tomatoes this year!! This salad would be a perfect way to use them, so fresh, and I love the burrata cheese!

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    Tieghan — May 29, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    Umm?? yes please!! This is so pretty!

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    Mademoiselle Gourmande — May 30, 2014 at 2:05 am

    Perfect summer salad. Easy and delish and it looks so fresh with all the different colors. :)

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  10. 10
    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — May 30, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Beautiful salad! It looks so good!

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  11. 11
    Megan {Country Cleaver} — June 3, 2014 at 7:39 am

    Mmm what a great salad!! I love the fruit and veggie blend. WINNER!

    Reply

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