Air Fryer Burst Tomato Burrata Caprese Salad

Burst tomatoes are so quick and easy to make in the air fryer. Adding burrata cheese and arugula turns this into a delicious summer salad.

Air Fryer Burst Tomato Burrata Caprese Salad
Air Fryer Burst Tomato Burrata Caprese

I love using my air fryer in the summer since it saves me from heating my kitchen. If you’re like me and have a ton of tomatoes growing in your garden, this Burrata Caprese Salad is an excellent way to use them. More air fryer recipes I love to make are these Air Fryer Zucchini Sticks and Prosciutto Wrapped Figs with Blue Cheese, and this Whipped Ricotta Toast with Roasted Tomatoes is another great way to use summer tomatoes.

Air Fryer Burst Tomato Burrata Caprese Salad

What is tomato caprese?

A classic caprese salad consists of tomatoes and mozzarella drizzled with olive oil and topped with fresh basil, salt, and pepper. I switch things up in this recipe by using cherry tomatoes cooked in the air fryer until juicy and bursting with flavor. I serve them with burrata cheese over arugula to make it more filling and drizzle with balsamic glaze for extra flavor.

What to Serve with Caprese Salad

This burrata caprese salad is perfect for lunch or a light dinner with a hearty piece of bread. You can also serve it with protein such as grilled shrimp, Air Fryer Herbed Buttermilk Chicken Breast or Grilled Lobster Tails.

Variations:

  • Sub fresh mozzarella for the burrata.
  • Use dairy-free mozzarella (such as Mykonos) for a vegan salad.
  • Swap the arugula for baby greens.
  • Use grape tomatoes instead of cherry.
  • If you don’t have an air fryer, roast the tomatoes and garlic in the oven at 400 degrees for 20-30 minutes.
  • You can make your balsamic glaze at home if you don’t want to buy it. Bring a half cup of balsamic vinegar to a low boil on the stove. Turn down the heat to medium-low and simmer for about 20 minutes until reduced by half and vinegar becomes thick and syrupy.

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Air Fryer Burst Tomato Burrata Caprese Salad  

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307 Cals 15 Protein 30 Carbs 18 Fats
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Yield: 2 servings
COURSE: Dinner, Lunch, Salad
CUISINE: Italian
Burst tomatoes are so quick and easy to make in the air fryer. Adding burrata cheese and arugula turns this into a delicious summer salad.

Ingredients

Tomatoes

  • 1 pint heirloom cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 large whole garlic cloves, slightly smashed
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Salad

  • 3 cups baby arugula
  • 1 small whole Burrata cheese, 4 ounces
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic glaze, I use Dellalo
  • 1/4 cup torn basil
  • 2 ounces sliced rustic loaf, sliced

Instructions

  • Place tomatoes, garlic, 1 teaspoon extra virgin oil, and 1/4 teaspoon each of the salt and pepper in a bowl and toss, transfer to the air fryer basket. Cook 400F 10 minutes, shaking.
    tomatoes and garlic
  • Place arugula on a platter. Drain burrata and add to the arugula. Top with roasted tomatoes and drizzle any juices that accumulated. Top with balsamic glaze, basil, salt and pepper. Serve with bread.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1/2, Calories: 307kcal, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 15g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 8.5g, Cholesterol: 40mg, Sodium: 505.5mg, Fiber: 3.5g, Sugar: 7g
Blue Smart Points: 10
Green Smart Points: 10
Purple Smart Points: 10
Keywords: air fryer tomatoes, burrata salad

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14 comments

  1. This was simple and delicious. Fancy enough for company and easy enough for a weeknight. This will be my go to salad this summer!

  2. So good, I’ve already made it twice! Our grocery store has truffle burrata and the flavor combo is just incredible. Thank you for this recipe!!

  3. This recipe is fantastic! Love burrata cheese! What a great idea to air fry the tomatoes. Delicious!

  4. This was AMAZING! Such a quick & easy lunch to make yet it felt so decadent.  This is definitely going to be on repeat!

  5. I added some fake crab meat in the air fryer with the tomatoes – delicious! And super easy!

  6. This was amazing. I served it with shredded chicken. I’m going to meal prep it for lunches for the week by using divided containers. Can’t wait!

  7. Quick and easy lunch – great flavors!

  8. This was really good! I substituted fresh mozzarella (couldn’t find the other kind) and added some cucumber and diced grilled chicken to make it a meal, and the roasted tomatoes just POPPED with flavor. Thanks!

  9. This was so good! So pretty, too!  I used Trader Joe’s balsamic glaze (it’s a staple in my fridge). I served it with grilled chicken breast. Delicious!

  10. So yummy!! I will make again. Roasting the air fryer ..so simple!!

    Thanks Gina!!

  11. What is burrata cheese ?