Insalata di Burrata is a more summery dish with the fresh arugula and cherry tomatoes, but I had some on hand after playing around with cheese platters, so I thought I’d photograph this dish and share it with you all. Burrata cheese really needs no pairing other than a fork. It is creamy and mild and just wonderfully delicious. I honestly don’t keep this in my kitchen regularly because if I did I would probably be on the burrata diet, and as amazing as that sounds, it probably wouldn’t be the healthiest choice. I reserve it for special occasions, and also for those times when I just need to satisfy that craving. The day I assembled the salad pictured above, I served it before dinner for my boyfriend and me to share. We did share, allow I definitely got the lion’s share of the burrata. What? He didn’t get in there quick enough! It couldn’t be helped.
I don’t know how many times I can say it on this website, but seriously, burrata needs nothing more than a fork (and it only needs the fork because we are civilized people!) If for some reason you can’t eat cheese just, then you should definitely make an insalata di burrata (burrata salad), and treat yourself to this most wonderful of cheese. Hey, it’s red, green and white. Christmas colors! Right? So it surely will fit in with all your other holiday dishes at any party you go to, or just at home when you need some peace and quiet and cheese.
- 1 cup packed arugula
- 1 ball burrata cheese
- 3 slices proscuitto
- 1/2 cup sliced cherry tomatoes
- olive oil
- balsamic vinegar
- kosher salt
- Place the arugula on a plate.
- Cut a thin strip off the top of the burrata to open it. Place the burrata on top of the arugula.
- Wrap the prosciutto around the burrata.
- Decoratively arrange the cherry tomatoes on top of the arugula, around the burrata.
- Drizzle everything with olive oil, vinegar, and sprinkle with salt.