This Burrata Chopped Salad is a mash up of a cucumber and tomato salad mixed with lots of fresh herbs and a big pile of burrata on top. It's perfect the perfect bright and easy summer side salad to serve with everything from chicken to steak.
I live for a chopped salad in the summer, whether it's an Easy Chickpea Chopped Salad or a Chopped Greek Salad; salads just always taste better when they're finely chopped. Today we're adding a new chop salad to the rotation that I promise will be your new go-to.
The next thing you should know about me is that if I could eat nothing but tomatoes, burrata cheese, some stone fruit, and maybe some pizza for the next four months of summer, I WOULD BE THRILLED. This Burrata Chopped Salad is true perfection, so next time you're at your local market, snag a few ripe tomatoes and a ball of burrata and make this.
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Variations and Substitutions
Cherry Tomatoes - feel free to swap cherry tomatoes for grape tomatoes or cubed heirloom tomatoes.
Orange Bell Pepper - red or yellow bell peppers are great substitutes. Just no green bell peppers please 🙂
Scallions - you could also use chives instead.
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Persian Cucumbers
- Orange Bell Pepper
- Olive Oil
- Red Wine Vinegar
- Garlic Cloves
- Dried Oregano
- Salt and Pepper
How to Make a Burrata Chopped Salad
This Burrata Chopped Salad is so simple and easy to make. Combine all of the chopped vegetables in a bowl. Then whisk together all the ingredients for the dressing. Drizzle it on top of the chopped vegetables and toss. Add some burrata on top and garnish with flaky sea salt cracked pepper and an extra drizzle of olive oil.
Tips & Tricks
I love serving this Burrata Chopped Salad with grilled chicken or steak for an easy dinner idea everyone will love.
It's also an easy salad to prep ahead. Follow the recipe as written just hold off on adding the dressing and burrata until you're ready to serve.
What is chopped salad made of?
A chopped salad has a couple of components. Usually the base is some variety of greens with chopped vegetables like cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, etc. are mixed in. There's usually a cheese component, whether that's feta, cheddar, or burrata. Some herbs are always a great addition whether that be basil, parsley, or scallions. And finally a vinaigrette or dressing to drizzle over everything and toss before serving.
What is the difference between salad and chopped salad?
In a chopped salad all of the ingredients are finely diced so you get a bit of everything in each bite. A salad typically has larger pieces so you may only get a couple different components in a bite.
More Chopped Salad Recipes
Burrata Chopped Salad
- 2-3 cups cherry tomatoes halved
- 3 persian cucumbers chopped into about ⅓ inch pieces
- 1 orange bell pepper chopped
- ⅓ cup basil roughly chopped
- ¼ cup parsley chopped into about ⅓ inch pieces
- ¼ cup scallions chopped
- 1 ball burrata torn
For the Vinaigrette
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 3 cloves garlic chopped
- 1 shallot finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste
- Combine all chopped vegetables in a bowl.
- Whisk together all the ingredients for the dressing. Drizzle on top of the chopped vegetables and toss to combine. Fold in the burrata. Adjust salt and pepper if needed or add an extra drizzle of olive oil. Serve immediately.
- I love serving a Burrata Chop Salad with grilled chicken or steak for an easy dinner idea everyone will love.
- It's also an easy salad to prep ahead. Follow the recipe as written just hold off on adding the dressing and burrata until you're ready to serve.
I think it would be fantastic with bow tie pasta added to the salad with maybe a touch more dressing. . .kind of a Hollywood Bowl Picnic dish.
The best salad made better with burrata!! Fantastic!