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Heirloom Tomato Salad with Burrata Cheese and White Balsamic Vinegar

Heirloom Tomato Salad

Heirloom tomato salad made with a variety of tomatoes, burrata cheese, fresh figs, basil, arugula and a white balsamic vinaigrette.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword heirloom tomato salad, tomato salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 526kcal
Author Victor


  • 2 lbs heirloom tomatoes mixed
  • 1/2 lb burrata cheese
  • 2 shallots
  • 4 fresh figs
  • 16 basil leaves
  • 24 arugula leaves
  • 4 Tbsp toasted sunflower seeds
  • 1 pinch sugar
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper

White Balsamic Vinegarette

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper


  • Wash the tomatoes and remove their stems. Cut the tomatoes into large, meaty pieces. Smaller tomatoes can be cut in halves or quarters. Place in a large bowl, sprinkle a pinch of sugar on top, gently toss and set aside.
  • Thinly slice the shallots and sprinkle over the tomatoes. Add the arugula and the basil leaves.
  • Remove stems from the figs and cut them in halves. Sprinkle over the tomatoes.
  • Prepare the white balsamic vinaigrette by combining all of the vinaigrette ingredients in a bowl and whisking. You may also place the ingredients in a plastic container, cover it with a tight lid and shake vigorously.
  • Pour three quarters of the vinaigrette over the tomatoes. Gently toss the tomatoes with the sliced shallots, figs, arugula, basil and vinaigrette.
  • Arrange the tomatoes and the rest of the ingredients on four serving plates similar to the pictures above.
  • Cut the burrata cheese ball into four pieces. Nestle one piece of cheese on top of each of the tomato salads.
  • Drizzle the remaining vinaigrette over the plated salads.
  • Sprinkle a tablespoon of toasted sunflower seeds over each salad.
  • Top with a turn or two of black pepper and serve.


Calories: 526kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 312mg | Potassium: 777mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 2700IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 374mg | Iron: 2mg