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Blood Orange Salad Recipe with Burrata & Pesto
Blood Orange Salad Recipe with Burrata & Pesto
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Author: Florentina
  • 4 blood oranges
  • 1 1/2 lb burrata cheese
  • 1/4 c pine nuts toasted
  • 10 leaves small basil
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Basil Pesto
  • 2 c basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • 4 tbsp pine nuts
  • 1/2 c extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 c parmigiano reggianno grated
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • sea salt to taste
  1. Using a sharp knife peel the blood oranges and cut them into thin slices.
  2. Pat dry the burrata cheese and using your fingers tear it into big pieces. Place on a serving platter and surround with the sliced blood oranges.
  3. Make the basil pesto. Add the 2 cups of basil leaves, garlic, pine nuts and the olive oil to the bowl of a food processor. Process until smooth and transfer to a bowl.
  4. Stir the parmigiano reggianno cheese into the pesto together with the lemon juice. Adjust seasonings to taste with sea salt and more lemon juice.
  5. Spoon the basil pesto over the blood oranges and burrata, sprinkle with the pine nuts and garnish with the basil.