Burrata and Tomatoes with Fresh Basil

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. It’s on a Tuesday night, so planning a romantic dinner amidst the usual weeknight craze of kids activities, homework and work can be a challenge. This appetizer or snack for 2 takes less than 10 minutes to make. It is decadent, delicious and oh so easy to make.


Burrata with tomatoes


1 – 4 ounce ball of burrata

Handful of grape tomatoes (8 to 10), chopped

1 teaspoon of olive oil

1 teaspoon of balsamic vinegar

Β½ teaspoon of kosher salt

Pinch of black pepper

3-4 leaves of fresh basil, torn


Dry off the burrata carefully with a paper towel and place on the center of the plate. Place tomatoes around it. Drizzle with olive oil and vinegar. Sprinkle salt and pepper over the tomatoes and burrata. Lastly, shower the plate with fresh basil. Serve with 2 forks πŸ˜‰

This would be a great appetizer to serve with my poached salmon and quinoa risotto. Top off the meal with ice cream sundaes with fresh whipped cream.

What are you serving for Valentine’s Day? Β or celebrating early over the weekend?

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2 thoughts on “Burrata and Tomatoes with Fresh Basil”

  1. I have a burrata ball in my fridge I’ll literally be having this for lunch today! I have to say Trader Joe’s makes a decent burrata for the price point but they are so fattening def a treat or maybe I should take your advice and share. Happy snow day & happy Valentine’s Day!!!!

    1. I had to take pictures πŸ˜‰ so this was my lunch one day this past week. Wegmans sells the 2 – 4 ounce balls of burrata for a reasonable price, which of course I cannot remember right now. Enjoy the snow!

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