This goldenberry salad with burrata and tomatoes is a fresh and bright dish that's a great light lunch for two or an appetizer for four. Serve it with some pieces of crusty bread or on its own.
Goldenberries, also known as Cape gooseberries and Peruvian ground cherries, are a small fruit with a tart, tangy flavor that's reminiscent of tropical fruits like mango and papaya. They're in season from early summer to fall and can be found in grocery stores near the berries.
Why You'll Love this Fruit & Burrata Salad
The tart and vibrant flavor of the goldenberries pairs perfectly with the summery brightness of the yellow cherry tomatoes and the soft burrata cheese. Topped with a bunch of fresh herbs for a hit of green, this salad is simple perfection.
This is a beautiful plate of food to serve as an appetizer for a dinner party or a summer lunch.
Ingredients for this Recipe
This recipe requires minimal ingredients; here's what you'll need to make it.
Goldenberries - You'll need 6 ounces of goldenberries (they might also be labeled Cape Gooseberries). They are often sold in plastic packs, similar to blueberries and raspberries. They might be sold loose, still in their protective papery skins. Remove the outer papery skin before using.
Yellow Tomatoes - You'll need 10 ounces (1 pint) of small, yellow tomatoes. We used Sunset's Zima Tomatoes. If you can't find yellow cherry or grape tomatoes, you can use regular cherry tomatoes or a mix of colorful tomatoes.
Burrata - You'll need a 7 or 8 ounce ball of burrata. Burrata is an Italian cow's milk cheese with a solid outer casing and a soft, creamy inside.
Toppings - To top this salad you'll want two tablespoons of good olive oil, some flaky sea salt (we use Maldon), ground black pepper, and a quarter cup of chopped soft herbs (we used chives, parsley, and lemon thyme).
More on Goldenberries
When are goldenberries in season?
Goldenberries are grown in Peru, Chile, and South Africa and can have several harvests throughout the year. They are typically available in North American grocery stores and farmer's market from late spring to early fall.
Why are goldenberries sticky?
Goldenberries are like gooseberries and have a naturally sticky, waxy layer on the outside of their skin, under the papery husk. It's perfectly normal (due to the sugar seeping through the fruit's skin) and doesn't need to be washed away before eating.
Where to buy goldenberries?
You can buy goldenberry fruit at many supermarkets and farmer's markets.
More Fruit Salads to Try
If you love a fresh and bright salad, check out some of our other favorite ways to enjoy seasonal produce.
- Watermelon Mozzarella Salad - a refreshing summer salad, served in pretty stacks
- Summer Stone Fruit Salad - stone fruit served with avocado and vinaigrette
- Mango Avocado Salad with Blueberries - a tropical salad with a twist
Tips for Making this Recipe
Storing Tips - This salad will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 days after you make it. However, the burrata is best stored in the liquid it comes in, so if you need to make this salad ahead, assemble everything and add the burrata before serving.
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- 8 ounces burrata
- 6 ounces goldenberries (Cape gooseberries), halved
- 10 ounces (1 pint) yellow cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon flaky sea salt
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- ¼ cup chopped fresh herbs (parsley, lemon thyme, chives, or oregano)
- Place the ball of burrata in the center of a large plate or rimmed serving dish.
- Surround the burrata with goldenberries and tomatoes. Pull the center of the burrata open, so the creamy interior is visible.
- Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt, pepper, and fresh herbs.
- Optional - serve with crusty bread and/or shred the burrata into small pieces and mix with the berries and tomatoes.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 244Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 885mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 13g