Recessionista Recipes: 5 Cheap & Tasty Memorial Day Salads

3 salad amy sussman getty images Recessionista Recipes: 5 Cheap & Tasty Memorial Day Salads

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Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Cheese Salad

Goes well with: pasta, Italian sausages, pizza

Yield: Makes 4 servings

Active Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 4 large heirloom tomatoes (about 2 1/2 pounds) or 4 to 5 large plum tomatoes
  • Fleur de sel or coarse kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup torn fresh basil leaves plus additional whole leaves for garnish
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 (2.5-ounce) rounds burrata cheese


Cut tomatoes into wedges and place in large bowl. Sprinkle with fleur de sel and pepper. Crush oregano between palms to release flavor; add to tomatoes. Add 1/4 cup basil and olive oil and mix well. Let stand at room temperature at least 30 minutes and up to 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

Place 1 burrata cheese round in center of each plate. Fan tomatoes around cheese, dividing equally. Drizzle with dressing from bowl. Garnish with additional basil leaves and serve.

[Source: Bon Appetit]

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