This is a simple dish to put together and provides truly special results. It might make you feel like you are eating alfresco at a charming café in Italy! The delicious, creamy goodness of the burrata alongside the peppery arugula and tangy sweetness of the tomatoes is perfectly complemented by an ample drizzle of olive oil and balsamic glaze.
Burrata is an Italian cheese made from mozzarella and cream. As you cut into the classic ball-shaped fare, delicious cream oozes out of the soft sides. It adds a unique, soothing decadence to the salad. Burrata can be purchased at most grocery stores in the cheese section next to other types of mozzarella.
I recommend getting a good balsamic glaze from a specialty grocery store. The glaze is made by reducing balsamic vinegar until it thickens and sweetens. It adds a special flavor sensation that goes very well with arugula; it’s worth splurging a bit on it!
Whether you’re a burrata fan or you’ve never tried it, you have to make this salad! It’s a delicious way to increase the amount of fresh veggies in your diet this spring.
Enjoy and let us know how you like it!
Arugula Salad with Burrata and Tomato
2-3 balls of Burrata
4 oz Arugula, washed
1 pint Cherry or Grape Tomatoes, halved if they're large
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
Drizzle the olive oil over the arugula and mix so that all leaves are slightly glistening.
Arrange the arugula on a large platter. Place the burrata balls on top of the arugula in the center. Arrange the tomatoes on top of the arugula surrounding the burrata.
Drizzle a bit more olive oil over the tomatoes and cheese. Drizzle the whole salad with balsamic glaze. Add salt and pepper to taste.