Burrata, with its creamy center, takes your Caprese salad into a whole new direction. Once only found in Italy, Burrata is now available in many supermarkets and specialty stores. Mozzarella cheese on the outside, oozy mozzarella and cream on the inside, it just screams scrumptious.
3– 4 ripe tomatoespreferably heirloom and a variety of colors
1container2 balls fresh Burrata cheese, cut into halves
¼cupor to taste, fresh basil leaves, chopped
Salt and freshly ground pepperto taste
A good extra virgin olive oil
Aged Balsamic of Modena VinegarAged 25 years or more, or your homemade substitute
Step 1 Slice the tomatoes and place over-lapping on 4 salad plates. Place the Burrata half along side. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper. Sprinkle the basil over, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, then add just a small drizzle of aged balsamic.
Best with vine ripened tomatoes in the summertime. Using a well aged Balsamic vinegar add a great depth of flavor.