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.
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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- Prosciutto Wrapped Avocado
- Baked Brie in Puff Pastry
- Prosciutto, Brie & Honey Crostini
- Sausage Bites in White Wine with Creamy Mustard Dipping Sauce
- Baked Goat Cheese Appetizer
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.
Burrata Recipe with Sweet Pea Puree & Arugula
- Zest lemon.
- Blend all the ingredients for the pea puree together. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside.
- In small bowl, mix baby arugula, olive oil and lemon juice. Set aside.
- 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.
- Serve with crostini or your favorite bread or crackers.