Beautiful burrata. A gorgeous little pouch of fresh mozzarella enveloping a soft, tender creamy center. A rich buttery flavor with a touch of milkiness. Wonderful when balanced with sweet strawberries, bright basil and crunchy almonds. We found burrata at the farmers' market and made this amazing salad, perfect for two to share as an appetizer, or one to have for lunch. If you can't find burrata, use fresh mozzarella instead.
Burrata Salad with Strawberries, Basil and Marcona Almonds
2 balls burrata cheese
4 strawberries, hulled and slices
4 basil leaves, chiffonade
6 Marcona almonds, roughly chopped
extra virgin olive oil and balsamic glaze, to taste
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Arrange cheese and strawberries in a dish. Sprinkle with basil and almonds, then drizzle with olive oil and balsamic glaze. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Note: This burrata came from Meadowstone Farm, Brooklyn, CT.