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It’s Stacy–Healthy Eats: Burrata Salad

Burrata Salad

I am certain that my Great-Grandmother, Arizona Henry, never used or heard of Burrata cheese, but that has not stopped me from remembering her telling me to explore different foods. She always told me that the best way to stay healthy was to eat a wide variety of foods. I never liked it when she made me try new foods.

Burrata has a center filled with cream and cheese curds. It resembles mozzarella until you open the center, which is filled with goodness that will satisfy any taste buds. Use Burrata to enhance any pasta or salad dish.

It’s true, Burrata is high in fat and calories, primarily due to its creamy center, but it’s also low in carbohydrates and high in protein, making it a diabetes-friendly food. Plus, its high calcium content is beneficial for bone health. Even for those with lactose intolerance, Burrata is often well-tolerated. So, when enjoyed in moderation, it can be a satisfying and nutritious addition to your diet.


Burrata Salad

8 oz. Burrata Cheese, room temperature

2 cups multicolored cherry tomatoes, halved

2 spring onions, chopped

2 cups arugula

¼ cup fresh basil chopped

½ cup olive oil

¼ cup balsamic vinegar

½ tsp fresh ground pepper and salt


  1. Mix all salad fresh salad ingredients.
  2. Top salad with room-temperature Burrata.
  3. In a small jar, shake olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper to mix.
  4. Pour salad dressing over salad and Burrata.


This recipe can be served as an appetizer, healthy snack, or meal substitute. It can be assembled in minutes and doesn’t heat the house during the summer months.


Stacy Schultz is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, a former Morgan County Commissioner and is the author of “It’s Stacy’s Grandma ‘Zona’s recipes” and “Great Grandma Zona’s Wisdom & recipes: Comfort food made easy.” She has been in healthcare for 35 years at War Memorial Hospital.