Burrata with Roasted Tomatoes and Pesto

Burrata with Roasted Tomatoes and Pesto

It’s the start of another week! I hope everyone had a lovely weekend.

A couple of months ago when Chris and I were in Napa, we had lunch at this cute little wine bar.  One of the dishes we ordered was their housemade burrata.  It was served with tomatoes and pesto on some grilled crusty bread.  It was heaven! I couldn’t stop thinking about this dish since then so I decided to attempt this at home.

I went the quick way and used store-bought pesto.  I’m guessing that’s why the pesto isn’t all that vibrant green in my photos.  ::: sigh ::: It was delicious but would have tasted (and looked) better with a homemade sauce. Enjoy your week!

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Arugula Tomato and Burrata Salad

Arugula Tomato and Burrata Salad

I first had this salad when Chris and I visited this local Italian eatery near our home.  We shared a burrata salad (I didn’t know what burrata was at the time) and it was simple and so delicious.  It was a mixture of iceberg lettuce, baby arugula, tomatoes and chunks of burrata.  Extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar drizzled on top to finish it off.  This salad made an impression on me that I’ve been wanting to make it at home (I think it was really the burrata).  I didn’t care for the iceberg lettuce so I left it out.  If you can’t find burrata, buffalo mozzarella is a good substitution.  Enjoy!

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