It’s salad season biiiiish! I said last week that I’m feeling like it’s time for a salad series and I wasn’t lying. I made this tomato salad recipe last week when I had some random leeks, tomatoes, and burrata around. It has a slight kick to it with some delicious chili onion crunch and a bit of tart from vinegar. It’s the perfect easy side dish since it takes around 15 minutes to make and most of that time is the leeks cooking and you doing close to nothing. Sometimes cooking is a labor of love, but usually not in the summer. We got things to do this summer and they don’t include an oven or our precious time.

PaleOMG Tomato and Burrata Salad

I love summer. I love it with all my heart. I’m not meant for cold weather. I’m not sure who is. Grumpy people, maybe? But people who like to sit in warm weather, on a beach, eating a shrimp cocktail while contemplating if they should go in the water or just continue to create their butt imprint in the sand…well those are my kind of people. Beaches were created so people could do nothing and it wouldn’t be considered laziness. Science. And I’m into that. But since Colorado doesn’t exactly scream beach vibes, we are making our way to Cabo next month. When Brian was still working 70 hour weeks at a job that would certainly lead to stress induced cancer at some point, we got a timeshare in Cabo to force Brian to go on vacation once a year…then he quit his job and could leave anytime he wanted. I had instant regrets. This will be our second time back at the timeshare and I’m hoping I like it more than the first time. We will see…

PaleOMG Tomato and Burrata Salad

Speaking of beaches (and regrets), when Avery goes down to sleep at night, I quickly turn on Below Deck. This is my new obsession. I go through a new obsession on a weekly basis and this week it’s Below Deck Sailing season 2. Season 1 was fine, but season 2…O M G. Brian was out of time for a golf weekend which meant I binged the whole season very quickly. If you like drama without people hating each other and being super mean, Below Deck Sailing season 2 is for you. Just trust me on this one. Make yourself a tomato burrata salad and then turn it on and enjoy your life. Life is filled with simple pleasures and burrata with a sprinkle of drama is definitely two of them.

PaleOMG Tomato and Burrata Salad

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Tomato & Burrata Salad

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  • Author: juli
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x


  • 3 heirloom tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 2 leeks, whites only, rinse and thinly sliced*
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chili onion crunch (plus a little extra for garnish)
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • Thai basil leaves, torn
  • 4oz burrata, pulled apart
  • freshly cracked black pepper


  1. Thinly slice the tomatoes and place on a plate. Sprinkle with salt and white wine vinegar on top.
  2. Add olive oil to medium nonstick pan over medium heat. Add leeks and salt, and sauté for 5-7 minutes. Once soft, add chili onion crunch and toss to combined.
  3. Pour the leeks on top of the tomatoes, then top with green onions and basil. Pull apart the burrata and spread throughout then top with black pepper before serving!


*For leeks, cut away the end and the green stalk, leaving behind the white. Cut in half lengthwise and rinse under cold water to get rid of any dirt before thinly slicing.

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