Layered Beet Salad with Burrata

Take your tastebuds for a ride with this fresh beet salad topped with creamy burrata cheese

The “to-die-for” texture and flavour of Burrata cheese adds a rich creaminess to beet salad

A cheese lover’s dream, creamy Burrata brings a new level of flavour and texture to sweet beet salad

Just when you think nothing is new, enter Burrata, the new mozzarella kid on the block. Not that Buffalo is dead; it just has a competitor.

If you haven’t tried it, Burrata is fresh mozzarella, filled with broken pieces of Buffalo mozzarella plus cream, which gives it that “to-die-for” texture and flavour.

Nothing can truly describe the over-the-top taste, texture and culinary experience that Burrata delivers. Just find it and eat it. How? A simple drizzle of really good olive oil and warm crusty bread will do for starters, or try it with this delicious beet salad.


  • 1 large red beet
  • 1 large yellow beet
  • 2 ounces Boursin cheese
  • 4 cups fresh baby arugula or mache lettuce
  • 10 small red grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • 10 small yellow grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • 20 black olives, Kalamata or Niçoise
  • 1 Burrata cheese ball
  • Very good-quality olive oil, for drizzling
  • Balsamic glaze, for drizzling
  • Fleur de sel, to taste
  • Fresh cracked pepper, to taste


  1. Boil whole beets until cooked through. Drain and allow to cool before peeling. Once peeled, cut beets into slices about ¼-inch thick.
  2. Spread 1 beet slice with the Boursin cheese, then alternate beet colours with Boursin on each slice. Use 5 slices per stack. Cut each stack into 6 wedges and set aside.
  3. On a rectangular plate, spread out greens and arrange beet wedges around the plate. Sprinkle tomatoes and olives over top as well.
  4. Cut Burrata ball into chunks and scatter over salad. Drizzle with olive oil, then balsamic glaze and finish with a good grinding of pepper and a sprinkle of fleur de sel.

Serves 4.

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