Prep Time: 25 min.

This Cherry on Top Burrata Platter with cherry tomatoes, avocado and burrata is the perfect salad for Valentine’s Day or any other occasion. 

With its classic flavors and adorable presentation, it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser. 

Hit it with some balsamic glaze to add a touch of sweetness and acidity.



1. Place the burrata in the center of a platter.

2. Halve an avocado and cut it in 2-3 mm pieces lengthwise.

3. Spread the avocado flat with your fingers.

4. Use the medium and small heart-shaped cutters to make the weaved hearts.

5. Repeat with the other avocado half.

6. Lift the avocado hearts with a broad knife and place them on the platter.

7. Halve the ombré cherry tomatoes and place them in order by color as I have done.

8. Cut the center of a red or yellow grape tomato at an angle.

9. Halve each half down the middle and match the opposing halves to make two hearts. Take a look at Cherry Tomato on Rye to watch how I do it.

10. Place the tomato hearts on the burrata.

11. Cut two pieces of basil stem (about 2-3 cm / 1 inch) and place them in a v-shape above the tomato hearts.

12. Top with a basil leaf.

13. Drizzle some olive oil over the avocado and tomatoes.

14. Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper.

15. Serve.


I’ve linked the heart-shaped cutters I use in my Shop.