Burrata Recipe with Sweet Pea Puree & Arugula

Burrata and sweet peas arranged on grey plate with arugula salad and crostini.

This Burrata Recipe with sweet pea puree & arugula can be served as an appetizer with crostini or as a salad. It’s a delicious dish perfect for spring.

In all honesty, I envisioned this burrata recipe to be an appetizer, served with crostini and shared with friends. But then I realized that it also makes and amazing lunch that serves one… I justified it as a burrata salad since it’s served with dressed arugula and a pea puree on the side.

However you choose to serve this burrata, I can guarantee that you’re going to love it!

What is Burrata Cheese?

Burrata is made from mozzarella. The outside is a solid mozzarella shell, while the inside is soft and creamy, made from a combination of mozzarella scraps and cream. It is shaped into balls and sold in the specialty cheese section of grocery stores, normally packaged liquid filled containers.

Mozzarella vs. Burrata

Fresh mozzarella is a semi-soft cheese made from cow or water buffalo milk. Burrata is made from mozzarella, but it is formed into a pouch that’s filled with cream and scraps of mozzarella, giving it a creamy, stringy center that’s melty and delicious.

Fresh mozzarella cheese is a semi-soft Italian cheese made from cow or water buffalo milk. Burrata cheese takes the mozzarella one step further — it’s mozzarella that’s formed into a pouch and then filled with soft bits of mozzarella and cream that are mixed together.

Overhead shot of burrata with pea puree and arugula served with crostini and white wine.

How to Serve Burrata

  • I served this burrata cheese with a pea puree and arugula salad. It’s delicious as an appetizer spread over crostini, but it can also be eaten as a burrata salad, on its own.

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Burrata Recipe

Burrata and sweet peas arranged on grey plate with arugula salad and crostini.

Burrata Recipe with Sweet Pea Puree & Arugula

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: burrata arugula salad, burrata recipe, burrata salad, burrata with sweet peas, sweet pea burrata appetizer
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 229 kcal

This Burrata Recipe with sweet pea puree & arugula can be served as an appetizer with crostini or as a salad. It's a delicious dish perfect for spring. 

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Ingredients

  • 8 ounces burrata cheese
  • Fresh spring peas for garnish
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • Lemon zest for garnish

Pea Puree:

  • 12 ounces frozen peas
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Handful fresh basil leaves
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ lemon juiced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Arugula Salad:

  • ½ cup baby arugula leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ lemon juiced

Instructions

  1. Zest lemon.
  2. Blend all the ingredients for the pea puree together. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside.
  3. In small bowl, mix baby arugula, olive oil and lemon juice. Set aside.
  4. To plate, spoon pea puree onto plate, arrange alongside arugula salad and spring peas. Top with burrata. Sprinkle with olive oil, salt and pepper and lemon zest.
  5. Serve with crostini or your favorite bread or crackers.
Nutrition Facts
Burrata Recipe with Sweet Pea Puree & Arugula
Amount Per Serving
Calories 229 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 26mg9%
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 169mg5%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 740IU15%
Vitamin C 32.6mg40%
Calcium 222mg22%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Wine Pairings for Burrata:

  • Try pairing this with a zesty white wine like a Sauvignon Blanc or a Pinot Gris.  Their mouth-watering acidity will help cut through the richness of the burrata cheese but compliment the sweet green peas.
  • Bubbles make a fun pairing – Try cava, prosecco or champagne. Here are 5 budget-friendly sparkling wines.

 

6 comments

  1. Marlynn | Urban Bliss Life

    5 stars
    This is a GORGEOUS salad! I’m mostly dairy-free but when someone serves burrata, I am all in!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Thanks so much Marlynn!

      Reply

  2. Kelsey

    5 stars
    I don’t think I’ve ever had burrata- this looks so good and I love the presentation of the peas with the open pod.

    Reply

  3. Jenni LeBaron

    5 stars
    What a fantastic summer weather dish! I love burrata and think the sweet pea puree sounds gorgeous with this!

    Reply

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