An heirloom roasted tomato salad on top of pouches of fresh burrata cheese drizzled with a scallion dressing !
This is how it came to be: I had in mind something romantic, fresh but comforting at the same time, something that can be shared off of the same plate; you know..like lovers do. Because I like the idea of living that way every day, not just cozied up at a nice restaurant table on Valentine’s Day.
But squeezing together on that too small for two adults, rustic barn wood stool in our kitchen, any night of the week. Trying to find a sweet spot while the tomatoes are roasting away and caramelizing around the edges, so I can sprinkle them on top of my favorite cheese: creamy, out of this world, the one and only: Burrata !
If you’ve ever had some variation of a roasted tomato salad you can only imagine my thoughts :
Of course I love fresh mozzarella, smoked gouda, and really who am I to dis a Brie ? But I’ll be honest, I am partial to Burrata any day of the week, and no other cheese on this Planet can come close. That’s my cheese and I’m sticking to it !
Especially in this particular roasted tomato salad, I wouldn’t suggest you replace it with anything else.
I made a scallion dressing to drizzle all over the burrata and the roasted tomatoes, it works so beautiful together. Extremely simple, but the flavors are distinctive in every bite.
You could actually use two bunches of chives instead of scallions, a little bit milder taste. I however prefer the scallions here, just because both the burrata and tomatoes are sweet, and a little oniony contrast in flavors is very welcome.
That being said I’ve also made this with chives and also loved it very much. The flavors of a roasted tomato tough, now that’s a bite of heaven kids!
Your turn to tell me: ” What Is Your Favorite Cheese Ever ? “In the comments section below!
Are you partial to Burrata like me ? Really crazy about triple cream Brie ? I want to hear it all! I’d also like to know what you keep on your spice rack and whatever the heck you feed your dog/cat or turtle, let’s talk about it ! ~ Florentina Xo’s
- 1 lb burrata cheese organic
- 1 lb grape tomatoes heirlooms organic
- 1 bunch scallions organic
- 1/4 c extra virgin olive oil
- juice from 1/2 lemon organic
- chives for garnish optional
- sea salt to taste
Preheat your oven t 350”F. Slice the grape tomatoes into 3 slices lengthwise. Layer them in a single layer on a large oiled baking sheet.
Drizzle with a lug of olive oil over the top and sprinkle with a good pinch of sea salt to your taste. Roast for 40 minutes in the preheated oven or until nicely caramelized around the edges. (Keep an eye on them and check after 30 minutes)
Meanwhile cut the scallions (both greens and whites) into chunks. Add them to the bowl of a food processor with the olive oil and lemon juice. Puree until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and season to taste with sea salt. Adjust the dressing to your taste with more lemon juice, sea salt and olive oil to your desired consistency.
Tear the burrata cheese into chunks and place it on a serving platter. Top with the roasted tomatoes and generously drizzle over the top with the scallion dressing. Garnish with chives and chive flowers. Serve with classic bruschetta.
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