Caprese Salad with Burrata

Antipasto
Piatto Unico
Thu, 07/05/2018 - 12:17
Difficult Level
Low
Cooking Time
5 minutes
Cost
Low

One of the most classic summer dishes in Italy is the insalata di caprese or caprese salad made with sun kissed tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, a swirl of extra virgin olive oil, a handful of basil leaves, a few sprinkles of sea salt and black pepper. It’s a simple recipe made with seasonal ingredients that can be prepared in minutes. This variant made with burrata is more rich and decadent. Burratais a fresh cheese from the region of Puglia “a pasta filata”, meaning that it is stretched then filled with stracciatella and cream. Serve with grilled bread for a mouthwatering lunch or appetizer.

 

Serves: 4

Ingredients

cherry tomatoes
8 oz (225 g) mixed cherry tomatoes, halved
burrata
8 oz (225 g), room temperature
fresh basil
5 basil leaves, cut into ribbons
extra virgin olive oil
sea salt and black pepper
rustic bread
1 loaf artisan bread, sliced
garlic cloves
1 garlic clove, skin removed
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Preparation

Grill or toast the bread and rub each piece with garlic and add a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

 

Layer the tomatoes on a plate, arrange the burrata in the middle and scatter basil ribbons on top. Add a swirl of extra virgin olive, a sprinkle of sea salt and a few cracks of black pepper. Serve with the grilled or toasted bread. Buon appetito!