Marinated Cherry Tomatoes with Burrata, a colorful platter that’s like summer on a plate. It has the most delicious herb vinaigrette and plenty of sweet summer cherry tomatoes. Serve this fresh summer tomato salad over creamy burrata cheese and add some crusty grilled bread for scooping up all the yummies. This dish is simple to throw together, fresh, and flavorful! A tried and true summer favorite.
You know it’s summer when the tomatoes are plentiful and the herbs are growing like crazy! It’s so exciting!
This year, we’re only growing herbs and lots of my favorite summer flowers, dahlias. We had a harsh spring, so our garden is coming in very slowly. But it’s coming, and I’m so happy about it. Growing up in Ohio, my dad had the best herbs and produce in his garden. His basil and cherry tomatoes were like no other, the best I’ve ever tasted.
Personally, I think cherry tomatoes are far more delicious than any other variety, you can always count on them to be delicious!
With the 4th of July just days away, I knew this was the perfect time to share this recipe with you all. I’ve been making these marinated tomatoes since 2016. They’re on repeat all summer. Once the grocery store starts carrying fresh, in-season summer tomatoes I grab as many as I can. This is the perfect recipe to share with family and friends!
These are the details
Step 1: make the vinaigrette
As you can imagine, this is a very straightforward and FAST recipe.
Start with the vinaigrette. I use really good olive oil, balsamic vinegar, champagne vinegar, and a squeeze of honey. Then add some fresh garlic, basil, and thyme. Whisk this all together in a big salad bowl.
Step 2: the tomatoes
As I mentioned, cherry tomatoes are my favorite and they work best for this recipe. If you can look for heirloom cherry tomatoes at the farmers market. They will be the tastiest.
Unless they’re super small, slice the tomatoes in half, then toss with the vinaigrette.
Step 3: let everything marinate
The final step is to allow time for the tomatoes to marinate in the vinaigrette. Let your tomatoes marinate for at least 30 minutes, but a few hours or overnight is ideal. This allows the tomatoes to really take on the flavors of the vinaigrette.
And then, you can serve. It’s important to make sure the burrata cheese is at room temperature along with the tomatoes. Spoon the tomatoes over and around the burrata cheese and add some crusty bread for dipping.
So pretty and even more delicious!
Not much effort, but such gorgeous and delicious end results.
This makes a great appetizer or side dish to any summer dinner. You could even enjoy this as an afternoon snack.
And if you’re hosting friends for dinner? Make this, it never disappoints, and it doubles as the prettiest centerpiece for any summer table!
Looking for other summer salads? Here are some favorites:
Lastly, if you make these Marinated Cherry Tomatoes with Burrata, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!
Marinated Cherry Tomatoes with Burrata
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories Per Serving: 142 kcal
Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons champagne or apple cider vinegar
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1-2 cloves garlic, grated
- 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
- kosher salt and black pepper
- chili flakes
- 3 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
- 2-3 balls burrata cheese, at room temperature
- grilled bread or crackers, for serving
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- 1. In a bowl, whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, champagne vinegar, honey, garlic, basil, and thyme. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and chili flakes.2. Add tomatoes and toss to combine. Allow the tomatoes to marinate for 30 minutes at room temperature or up to overnight in the fridge. Bring to room temp before serving.3. To serve, break the balls of burrata over a serving bowl. Arrange the tomatoes around the burrata. Serve with grilled or toasted bread.