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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.

Marinated Cherry Tomatoes with Burrata |

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!

Marinated Cherry Tomatoes with Burrata |

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.

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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.

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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!

Marinated Cherry Tomatoes with Burrata |

Looking for other summer salads? Here are some favorites:

Caprese Chicken Pasta Salad

Greek Chicken Chopped Salad with Lemon Tahini Vinaigrette

Corn, Tomato, and Avocado Pasta Salad

Tomato, Peach, and Burrata Salad

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

Prep Time 15 minutes
Refrigerate 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
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. 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.
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  1. 5 stars
    This was delicious, and a welcome addition to our Christmas morning brunch spread. I opted for 3 balls of burrata instead of 2, and separated each ball into 5-6 pieces before adding the tomatoes. We had someone with a garlic sensitivity so left it out but I’m sure it would have been better to keep it in. I do think the EVOO was a little much for my taste in this application, so I’ll cut it back to ~1/3 cup next time. But there’s definitely going to be a next time!

    1. Hey Lindsay! Thank you sooo much for trying out this recipe! Hope your New Year is off to an awesome start! xT

  2. 5 stars
    Delicious! Easy!Make ahead!
    Had left overs on a toasted English muffin for lunch the next day… just as good as the evening before.

  3. When you say “break the balls of burrata”, what do you mean? Do I slightly break them open at the top?
    First time making this and would like to get it right!

    1. 5 stars
      I made this 3 times in 2 weeks. It’s delicious. Everyone loved it! I also added some peaches to the tomatoes and drizzled with some hot honey. This is my new favorite!! Thank you!

  4. 5 stars
    Made this for my family tonight because of an excess of home-grown cherry tomatoes. Everyone raved about it and made me promise to make it again!

  5. 5 stars
    This was the tastiest easiest recipe I’d tried in a long time & I’ll be making it again really soon. Thank you

  6. 5 stars
    I made this recipe as an appetizer for friends coming to dinner. Everyone devoured it!!
    Thanks so much. This is a keeper and so simple.

  7. 5 stars
    So so good! I added fresh basil and topped these tomatoes on sourdough with crispy prosciutto and it’s been the perfect lunch recipe!

  8. Made this last night! It was so easy and oh so delicious! It absolutely screams summer. Could be my new go-to appetizer.

    1. Hi Meredith,
      Happy Monday!! I am so glad to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks so much for making it and your review:)