Burrata, Tomatoes & Balsamic

Burrata, Tomatoes & Balsamic.

 

This recipe could NOT get any easier.

In fact, it’s not even a recipe, per se.

It’s just a gathering of goodies, pieced together on a serving plate.

I make this for my son, as an after school snack, on some days.

The tomatoes are super juicy and sweet, and the burrata is so soft and literally melts in your mouth.

Top this marriage with a drizzle of balsamic glaze and you’ve got yourself a winning dish.

 

Burrata, Tomatoes & Balsamic

 

A bit about burrata before we go on.

While this delicious cheese is a good source of protein and calcium, it also is high in fat and calories.

So please, folks, consume the cheese in moderation, and as part of a well-balanced diet.

More nutritional goodness about burrata?

Being a fermented dairy product, the cheese may contain certain beneficial bacteria called probiotics.

What in the world are probiotics?

Probiotics can support gut health and contribute to a healthy digestive system.

Oh, and always serve it at room temp. Let is sit out for 30 minutes, so that it gets warm.

 

Burrata, Tomatoes & Balsamic

 

Is Burrata basically Mozzarella?

Nope.

Mozzarella and burrata aren’t the same thing.

They’re both made from buffalo milk, yes, but after that, they’re different.

Burrata apparently translates to “buttered” in Italian (oh, to have been able to speak this romantic language!!), a darn good description when you get a hold of a good one.

Like fresh mozzarella, burrata is firm on the outside. But once that firm layer is cut through with a knife, it’s soft and super creamy on the inside (made of curd and fresh cream).

 

Where I Buy Mine

Listen, I like good food. I really do.

You’ll find me dining in some of NYC’s nicest restaurants in my free time.

‘Cause when you love food, you can’t help but love it good.

(Recently visited Koloman and wrote about it. Stay tuned, as I plan to write more about other places we explore).

But I also like to cook. And cooking for 5 humans means I’m trying to stay money-conscious and not break the bank every single meal.

Enter Trader Joe’s burrata. It works! It’s good!

I buy a little package there (comes with two burrata “balls”), the organic tomatoes that come in the clear plastic wrap, and even the balsamic glaze!

Next time I visit (which is this afternoon, to be quite honest), I’ll snap a shot and add it in here!

 

 

INGREDIENTS

1 burrata “ball”

1-2 tomatoes, diced

1 tbsp balsamic glaze

Salt and pepper, to taste

 

DIRECTIONS

Leave the burrata out for 30 minutes to get warm (room temp is best!).

Place 1 ball of burrata (can add another if serving a crowd, or particularly hungry people) in the center of a beautiful serving dish.

Surround the burrata with the fresh, diced tomatoes.

Drizzle the contents of the plate with balsamic glaze.

Add salt and pepper, to taste, on top.

 

Enjoy it. And don’t forget to tag me on IG if you try this and share!

 

Burrata, Tomatoes & Balsamic

A surface dive into burrata. Plus, an appetizer or after-school snack made from just three basic ingredients.

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