12 Ways to Indulge in Rich and Creamy Burrata Cheese
Meet burrata cheese — mozzarella's rich, sexy cousin who will sweep you off your feet. I mean, you might show up to the party with mozzarella, but you'll slip out the back with burrata. Here are 12 burrata recipes and ideas for how to use this most seductive cheese in extra-special appetizers and salads.
Peaches with Burrata, Basil, and Raspberry Balsamic Syrup
Juicy peaches snuggle into creamy Burrata cheese, with a sweet/tart balsamic reduction drizzled over the top. Bright fresh basil and flakes of crunchy sea salt finish off this easy, impressive summertime appetizer. Buckwheat Queen raves, "It's official! Peaches and burrata are a perfect couple."
Peach Brulee Burrata Bruschetta
Momma Loves to Cook says, "Incredible! While looking for a new appetizer recipe, I found this one and was thinking that those herbs don't sound like they would be good with peaches...so of course I had to try it. Wow!"
Gazpacho Verde with Burrata Cheese
You'll keep your cool in elegant style with this chilled cucumber soup made all rich and decadent with burrata cheese. SuzyQ says, "First time having and making gazpacho. Who knew something so simple could be so good?"
Stacked Tomato and Burrata Salad
Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Peaches with Burrata and Basil
This delectable combination of sweet/salty/creamy/juicy doesn't give other appetizers a fighting chance.
Fig Brulee with Burrata Cheese
Fresh figs are sliced open, sprinkled with Demerara sugar, torched to caramelize the surface, and served with creamy burrata for a restaurant-quality dish. "This turned out great," says Brittany. "Though I used honey, I drizzled on top. Delish!" Watch the video to see how easy it is to make.
Chef John's Tomato and "Dirt" Salad
Chef John says, "This is my version of a salad I had at a restaurant. Tomatoes at the peak of their season work best and the 'dirt' is actually a mixture of mushrooms, rye bread crumbs, and ground almonds." And of course this is nestled on a bed of burrata cheese.
Fuyu Persimmon and Burrata Caprese Salad
"The delicate, sweet persimmon flesh pairs well with creamy burrata in this super simple caprese salad," writes recipe creator Kim's Cooking Now.
Fresh Avocado Burrata Salad
"Love this combination of flavours and textures. It works with spinach too!" writes Buckwheat Queen.
Bloody Mary Burrata
"It turns out that when you swap out the vodka for a dollop of Burrata cheese, Bloody Marys make a great gazpacho," writes Chef John. "Garnish with sliced olives, more cherry tomatoes, celery, and horseradish. For a larger serving, pair it with a crusty hunk of bread as a brunch item."
Burrata Bruschetta with Figs
Simple, refined, and highly impressive, this burrata appetizer is the perfect selection for a late summer or early fall gathering.
Roasted Persimmon-Burrata Focaccia
When cold, burrata manages to be creamy and luxurious. Now imagine it warmed up, like it is in this flatbread-style focaccia. Wonderfully fragrant, the focaccia is a nice light dinner or an easy appetizer.