Last year, I had the honor and pleasure of partnering with Galbani® Cheese. It was a great year. Each quarter, I was sent a huge box of their fabulous cheese products. “As Italy’s favorite cheese brand for over 135 years, Galbani® has crafted quality cheese based on strong traditions.” So, when I received news that I was chosen to continue with their ambassador program for 2021, I did not hesitate to say, YES! To kick off this campaign, I decided to use not one, but two of their phenomenal cheese products, to create this Burrata Salad.
Basically, I molded Galbani’s® fresh mozzarella ball into a smooth, flat surface to house the tasty ricotta mixture. Galbani’s® Classic Ricotta Cheese is made from just three simple ingredients: milk, vinegar and salt. These simple ingredients combine to form the richest and creamiest ricotta. Additionally, use this recipe for homemade burrata in my recipe for Burrata Toast with Tomatoes.
Of course, I created a short video making this fabulous Burrata Salad on TikTok. Click here to view. If you have not yet signed up for this social media platform, use my code 5SSIS800K0H06 to create an account.
TIPS TO MAKING THE BEST BURRATA FOR BURRATA SALAD
As mentioned above, you will want to use the highest quality cheese to create your very own burrata. Only Galbani®, will do! For this recipe you will need Galbani’s®, Classic Ricotta and Fresh Mozzarella. Grab either a log, or ball of Galbani’s® fresh mozzarella. If you watched the video linked above, you will notice that I placed the diced, fresh mozzarella into a bowl and poured boiling water on top. This will help to soften the cheese. However, I found that you need to go one step further. This will actually require you to kind of play in very hot water. Basically you are going to reform the ball of fresh mozzarella into a flat, dough-like shape to house the ricotta mixture.
See, my first attempt at flattening the mozzarella did not go so well. So, I found that by placing the diced mozzarella into the pot of hot water will allow you to stretch the cheese a lot easier. After you pour the hot water into the bowl of diced mozzarella, bring another pot of water just to under a boil. Start forming the diced mozzarella into a a flat disk (as if you were molding a small, round pizza dough).
Now, here is the tricky part. You need to work super fast. Keep dipping the cheese into the hot water to stretch and flatten. You will notice that the cheese becomes super pliable the more you dip in the water. Once the cheese is smooth and round, place on a flat surface to fill. Fill immediately with the ricotta mixture. Close up and twist one end to seal.
Be sure to place in the fridge for a few minutes to allow to cool and set up.Print
- Total Time: 10
- Yield: 2 1x
Yes! You can make your very own Burrata cheese at home. Use my technique and it will work every single time. Also, be sure to use the highest quality cheese from Galbani®! This Burrata Salad is so delicious and super fresh!
- 10 to 12 ounces Galbani® Fresh Mozzarella, diced
FOR THE RICOTTA FILLING:
- 12 ounces Galbani® Classic Ricotta Cheese
- 2 Tablespoons light olive oil
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons lemon zest
FOR THE TOPPINGS:
- 1 Cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 10 fresh basil leaves
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 Tablespoon balsamic glaze or vinegar
- 2 teaspoons fresh pesto
- pinch of kosher salt
- pinch of black pepper
- Combine all of the ingredients for the ricotta mixture into a bowl.
- Bowl a few cups of water.
- Dice the fresh mozzarella and place into a separate bowl.
- Pour the boiling water over the diced mozzarella.
- Bring a few more cups of water just under a boil.
- Use half of the diced mozzarella and start forming the cheese into a thin flat found.
- Use the water in the pot to help form and smooth out the cheese. Keep dunking the cheese in the water. Work quickly.
- Once the cheese is smooth and flattened, fill with the ricotta mixture.
- Close by twisting one end to seal.
- Repeat the steps above for the remaining diced mozzarella.
- Place in fridge to cool and firm.
- Once firm, place the burrata onto a platter.
- Garnish with halved cherry tomatoes and fresh basil.
- Top each with a teaspoon of fresh pesto.
- Drizzle on the olive oil and balsamic glaze.
- Season with kosher salt and black pepper.
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- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
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