Simple, quality ingredients make this no cook heirloom tomato sauce with burrata absolutely delicious without being overcomplicated.
fresh heirloom tomato sauce with burrata

If I were writing a self-help book about how to pack up your apartment against your will and move to a thoroughly undesirable, objectively worse living arrangement…

…it would undoubtedly list three straight hours of Kardashian viewing, multiple rounds of tequila shots, and a big plate of cream on cheese on fresh juicy heirloom tomato sauced pasta goodness as moving essentials.

Followed up by a few more rounds of tequila shots. For good measure.


Actual packing?

Eh, I’d save that for 24 hours before your UHaul reservation starts.

We work better under pressure anyway.


The good news is The.Boy and I have negotiated our way to having our moving date extended from this coming Sunday to next Saturday. TEN WHOLE DAYS.

It’s like an eternity.

The other good news is that we might have also negotiated our way into an apartment with an oven.

The bad news is that that apartment also comes with a roommate.

As in a total stranger who will share a living space with me and my fiance.

Does anyone else think things are about to get very awkward very fast?

Just me?


I am trying very hard to stay positive about the whole situation.

And shoving my face full of burrata and heirloom tomatoes just seems like the right way to go.

Mmm cheese endorphins. The best kind.

Fresh Heirloom Tomato Sauce with Burrata
Simple, quality ingredients make this no-cook heirloom tomato pasta sauce with burrata absolutely delicious.
Yield: 4-6 servings
  • 3 lb mixed heirloom tomatoes, cut into small dice, juice reserved
  • ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • 1½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • ½ cup fresh basil, thinly sliced
  • 1 lb conchiglie pasta
  • 8 oz burrata cheese
  1. In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, salt, and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine and then let sit for at least 30 minutes.
  2. When the tomatoes are ready, stir in the basil.
  3. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Toss the pasta with the tomato mixture. Season with salt and red pepper flakes to taste.
  4. Divide the pasta among serving bowls and then split the burrata cheese among the bowls.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 bowl

For more ways to use up end-of-summer heirloom tomatoes, check out these:

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Heirloom Tomato Salad with Capers and Mozzarella

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Summer Fusilli with Zucchini and Heirloom Tomatoes

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Caramelized Corn and Heirloom Tomato Galette from Half-Baked Harvest


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62 Responses to Fresh Heirloom Tomato Sauce with Burrata

  1. Lynn says:

    This looks so good! I haven’t tried burrata cheese before – now is my chance, I think. I have missed a few of your posts – life has gotten in the way of blogging, but I’m catching up and think it seems as if you just moved to that apartment you are moving out of.

  2. Well I’m glad you have a little more time to get ready for the move…AND so glad you have an OVEN! Thank goodness.
    I’m very impressed you’ve continued to blog through this busy time!! Thanks for always sharing your awesome recipes with us.

  3. A roommate just means an extra taste tester, right? Maybe you can charge him/her for dinner every night and make some side money 😉

    SO, I’ve never tried burrata. Or even seen it in a store. But you make it look/sound incredibly delicious. I’d totally let a stranger live in my house if they brought some of that with them. 😉

  4. You had me at burrata. I’m definitely going to be trying this, over zucchini noodles!

  5. this looks soooo good. I want this for breakfast.

  6. Megan says:

    I am definitely going to need to make this with the zillions of tomatoes I’m getting from my garden. Sorry about the housing woes. Maybe the new roommate won’t be so bad? It’s weird either way though. But so happy you’ll be getting an oven. I can’t imagine being without one.

  7. Get some people to help you pack – I bet loads of people would line up for a couple of brownies!

    I don’t even need the pasta with this, just a bowl of the sauce and burrata would suit me just fine.

  8. Oh man!! the tomato sauce looks amazing.. The burrata cheese looks incredible, I have never tried it before.. I am definitely getting it today.. Now I know what I am making for dinner. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  9. This sauce makes me salivate, it looks so rich and fresh 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  10. Joanne – your interesting pasta choices -like this conchiglie pasta is gonna be the reason I begin to start eating pasta again! This sauce looks wonderful – hey, 10 more packing days is good – right? And an apartment with an oven that works -score – right? As for the “roommate” …hmmm…maybe another taste tester (aka guinea pig) for your recipes?

  11. I’ve never had buratta wth pasta. That looks so incredibly inviting.

  12. Heather says:

    Awe, moving sucks! I totally agree that tequila and pasta make everything much much better.

  13. Erika says:

    I love burrata cheese.. and this looks amazing over those tomatoes.. and gurl.. I understand about that roommate situation but perhaps they’ll wash the dishes in exchange for the wonderful food you make. 🙂

  14. Meg says:

    The roommate issue is certainly not exciting, given you’re about to be newlyweds and all . . . but perhaps it’s a decent trade-off for an oven? That is a legitimately tough question. Sending good vibes your way! (And this looks amazing!)

  15. yayy for 10 days…hope it all goes smoothly for you guys.

  16. All is right with the world with a little burrata! How I LOVVVE theeeee! Hearty, satisfying and creamy burrata, hell yes!

  17. Lori R. says:

    10 whole days is like an eternity! That’s great! Here’s to hoping the roommate has a job in food with access to free ingredients. And yes for a necessary pasta. This looks so good!

  18. debbie says:

    A no cook sauce is definitely the way to go during the summer. That’s great that you may get an oven. I would NOT like a total stranger living with me though….Hopefully it will be someone that stays out late and is hardly home!!! lol….

  19. Julia says:

    Ugggggh! I wish I could hug you and pour you another round, Joanne! Such a collossal pain in he beehive. And the roommate thing? Re-learning how to live with another human? No more late night movies on the couch? and by “movies,” I mean….

    Best of luck, beautiful! I hope it all works out in the best way possible – it always does! In the meantime, here, have another shot of tequila!

  20. Zainab says:

    Well at least there will be an oven but I will take a few more rounds of those shots with you girl!! That roommate needs to magically disappear or better be the coolest human being on earth..otherwise.

  21. This sounds delicious but no cure for your moving woes. Hopefully the tequila helps 😉

  22. Can you believe that I have never had burrata cheese? This looks so yum!

  23. I’m so sorry you have to move out of your quarters! I’m sure you’ll charm your new roommate with your cooking. Fingers crossed that this goes smoothly!!

  24. Oh man – moving into a new place that you’ll have to share with a stranger? I’d say you definitely deserve those tequila shots and this entire plate of burrata and heirloom tomatoes. That sounds like quite the trip. Ah well, imagine all the interesting and (hopefully) funny stories you’ll have to share!
    This dish looks amazing and gorgeous, as per usual.

  25. Eileen says:

    Hey, it will be okay! You guys can do it! Especially with plenty of delicious pasta supplements. 🙂

  26. Oh man, I wish you the best of luck in all of this craziness. But this no cook sauce is bound to ease the pain even if it’s just for a short while. This dish looks fantastic!

  27. I want this for dinner most days of the week! And maybe the roommate will just never be around??? But OVEN!!

  28. Kate says:

    I don’t know which I love more, tomatoes, tequila or burrata.

    That’s a lie. I do know. It’s burrata.

  29. Good that you have more time to prepare for the move, but the stranger roommate is definitely awkward. On the up side, this dish looks amazing. My mouth started watering at the first picture. Yum!

  30. Hey Joanne I have to tell you that burrata mozzarella is the very best and what better way to eat it in this fabulous no cook tomato sauce ! Bravo!

  31. Eughh…that does sound like kinda an awkward sitch. BUT on the bright side, now you have some one else to taste test all your recipes! Kinda a win? 🙂 And this is such an awesome tomato sauce! I still have about 2 million tomatoes and I am currently in “eek, use it up FAST-mode” so I will definitely be trying this one!

  32. Uhm, burrata is all I need in life, it is so good. Love this recipe.

  33. literally 2 hours ago I was noticing how good the heirlooms at whole foods looked, and now I wish I hadn’t pass them by. dying to make one more tomato pie…..

  34. sandra says:

    hmmm. the stranger as roommate turn of events sounds odd in the extreme. But hey, do what you have to for an oven… definitely the choice.

  35. Loving all the tomatoes I’m harvesting right now but no heirlooms yet. I think I’m going to left with about 3 total. Boo!
    But at least I’ll know how to use them. 🙂
    Weekend’s almost here. Yay!

  36. cheri says:

    Hi Joanna, never had burrata before, will have to hunt some down for this recipe though, tomatoes are growing like crazy here.

  37. tigerfish says:

    I made the same no-cook heirloom tomato sauce this week! and enjoyed it so much. So flavorful even if it is a no-cook sauce. Yay, to heirloom tomatoes. 🙂

  38. Krista says:

    How gorgeous and simple and delicious. 🙂

  39. Joyti says:

    Awww, good luck with your new living arrangement. BUT an oven will be great, right?

    The pasta looks delicious and very summery 🙂

  40. Oh man, WHAT? I think someone’s parents needs to buy you guys a house as an early wedding gift, amiright?

  41. Sofía says:

    Those tomatoes look exquisite!! That burrata’s mouthwatering.
    I wish you an easy moving. The tequila shots can help you dealing with the stress 🙂

  42. Preeti says:

    this is looks so yummm and the best part is it doesn’t require cooking!!!
    Be positive, something will come good out of the situation I am sure!

  43. bellini says:

    My absolute favourite Joanne. I just have to add burrata to my dish!!

  44. Christine says:

    Incredible dish for hot summer days! Glad about the oven but a roommate? Very weird I have to say, have another round of shots! I insist, you deserve it.

  45. Reeni says:

    I’m glad you have more time but the roommate? Eh. Maybe he can move to the apartment with no oven! Anywho at least you have this extremely delicious looking comfort dish! And tequila! That always helps.

  46. looks delicious joanne! definitely craving a bowlful right now.

  47. I love this dish, looks yummy. I hope things work out, I hate moving.

  48. Good luck!! I never seem to do well with heirloom tomatoes. They’re always mushy by the time I get home… These look lovely though.

  49. alyssa says:

    This is perfect pre-moving food. I am thinking that a roommate may be better than no oven but it all depend on the person. Glad you got an extension!!

  50. Just feel like eating this over and over again. My favourite dish taken to a blissful level ^^
    I am also moving soon (for the second time this year – and it’s so tiring!), to a house with 2 guys that I don’t know… but the kitchen is great! Hope it all goes well.
    Wish you the best at your new place! I think a flatmate is not a problem, of course depends on the person, but at least you have someone by your side on this 😉
    Have a nice weekend 🙂

  51. I want this so bad I could scream!! Holy delicious!

  52. Kathryn says:

    What a total nightmare, I hope you manage to get everything sorted (and let me know if you need any help this weekend, I’m around for most of it with no firm plans!)

  53. Johanna GGG says:

    Well at least you could woo your room mate with your cooking but yes that is all very weird – though I think I would do room mate and oven rather than no oven

  54. This looks and sounds incredible!

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    I’m obsessing over how good this dish looks! For some reason I have never eaten burrata, but It looks so creamy and delicious I feel like I’ve been missing out all these years! I must find some soon!

  57. Shannon says:

    burrata is definitely the way to go, hope things are ok with the apartment situation… I know i’m way behind :/

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