Watermelon Avocado Burrata Caprese Salad Recipe

To me summer is all about the Caprese salad! I love the traditional Caprese but I’m also a fan of unique Caprese variations and today I’m excited to share with you a watermelon avocado burrata Caprese salad recipe. I recently went on a bachelorette weekend getaway with one of my childhood best friends and enjoyed a dish similar to this at a restaurant in Sausalito. It is a dish that’s so good I knew I would recreate it at home, which is exactly what I did. It is perfect as a light lunch or dinner, or a side for any summer meal. To make it more filling add grilled chicken.

Rainbow Delicious Watermelon Avocado Burrata Caprese Salad Recipe

Be sure to get high quality ingredients for this recipe; as a recipe with a short ingredients list every flavor matters!

Ingredients Watermelon Avocado Burrata Caprese Salad Recipe
To get a nice, sweet and crisp watermelon search for one that feels heavy for its size and has a yellow round spot and some brown lines in the skin.

For the tomatoes, large, sweet heirlooms are my preference. Tomatoes from your garden or the farmers market are exceptionally delicious.

Fresh burrata cheese can be found at most grocery stores (I usually get mine at Trader Joe’s) but if you can’t find burrata you can use fresh mozzarella instead since burrata is simply fresh mozzarella encapsulating a creamy filling.

Also, you want an avocado that feels slightly soft, not mushy and not hard.

Finally, a nice quality olive oil is also important. I like to use a basil olive oil for this salad but any high quality, cold-pressed & extra virgin olive oil that you like is fine.

I hope you enjoy this Watermelon Avocado Burrata Caprese Salad Recipe!

Watermelon Avocado Burrata Caprese Salad Recipe Simple

Watermelon Avocado Burrata Caprese Salad Recipe

Watermelon Avocado Burrata Caprese Salad Recipe two plates

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Watermelon Avocado Burrata Caprese Salad Recipe

This Watermelon Avocado Burrata Caprese Salad Recipe is a simple, delicious summer dish and a beautiful twist on a classic Caprese.

Course Appetizer, lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword basil, burrata, caprese, salad, watermelon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 648 kcal

Ingredients

  • drizzle basil olive oil extra virgin, cold pressed
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 1/4 watermelon sliced into triangles
  • 2 large heirloom tomatoes thinkly sliced
  • handful fresh basil
  • 8 oz burrata cheese

Instructions

  1. Arrange watermelon slices, heirloom tomato slices and avocado onto two plates.

  2. Place one ball of burrata onto the the center of each plate.

  3. Garnish with basil, basil olive oil and freshly cracked pepper and sea salt.

  4. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Watermelon Avocado Burrata Caprese Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 plate)
Calories 648 Calories from Fat 403
% Daily Value*
Fat 44.8g69%
Saturated Fat 18.6g116%
Cholesterol 80mg27%
Sodium 363mg16%
Potassium 1507mg43%
Carbohydrates 57.1g19%
Fiber 10.3g43%
Sugar 39.7g44%
Protein 26.8g54%
Calcium 674mg67%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Simple Watermelon Avocado Burrata Caprese Salad Recipe

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Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This is such a refreshing and delightful salad. Definitely want to try.

  2. 5 stars
    This looks so so so so good and refreshing. I love Caprese salads but have never tried it with watermelon! Definitely going to try it!

  3. this is definitely unique and it sounds delicious. what a great summer dish!

  4. What a great variety of wonderful flavors! The watermelon is really a nice touch.

  5. 5 stars
    Wow, this looks beautiful! I didn’t appreciate melon or salads ’til I travelled to Italy and the mediterranean, and the Italians would be proud of your emphasis on fresh quality produce in this salad.

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