Burrata with Heirloom Tomatoes recipe is the pure simplicity of it with good quality ingredients do not require a lot of fancy preparations.
Here, I infuse extra virgin olive oil with a dried herb blend and drizzle over fresh burrata cheese and heirloom tomatoes. Finish with a nice, flavorul finishing salt such as Pink Himalayan or a Sal Gris, some fresh basil or dill, and enjoy.
Burrata, meaning “butter” in Italian, cheese is a richly flavored, soft, fresh cheese made from either buffalo or cow’s milk. A one-ounce serving is around 80 calories with 9 percent of those calories coming from fat. Positive benefits of burrata are high percentage of calcium, a good source of vitamin A, and protein. Served with fresh tomatoes, tomatoes help balance this dish by their high water content which helps you feel full. Tomatoes are dense in nutrients like vitamins A, C, K, folate and potassium which help keep the body strong and healthy to fight off disease. The high lycopene concentration has positive antioxidant effects and is known to help prevent the onset of osteoperosis. Finishing with a natural sea salt adds the final touch of flavor with the natural essence of the sea. And, adding antioxidant friendly, low calorie, non-fat, high flavor fresh herbs such as basil or dill is always a deliciously #SOBikini choice!
Serving size: 2 ounces cheese with 4 slices tomato and 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
Saturated Fat: 9.4g
Sodium: 371.8mg (will vary depending upon the salt you use)
*The olive oil portion of this recipe makes 3/4 cup. You will not need all of this for this recipe. Store remaining olive oil in an airtight container for up to one month. **Also, the calories and fat in this dish come mainly from the cheese and olive oil. Varying the portions of these two ingredients will, of course, decrease or increase the calorie and fat content. This nutrition breakdown is an average. In this calorie-slashing collection, The Bikini Chef® Susan Irby offers recipes for switching up ingredients that keep calories to a minimum. Complete with serving-size suggestions and “Skinny Secret” shortcuts to trim calories in little ways, here you’ll get expertly crafted recipes that include offerings for every meal of the day!
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Burrata Cheese with Heirloom Tomatoes
Burrata with Heirloom Tomatoes The thing I like about this recipe is the pure simplicity of it. Good quality ingredients do not require a lot of fancy preparations. Here, I infuse extra virgin olive oil with a dried herb blend and drizzle over fresh burrata cheese and heirloom tomatoes.
- 1/4 cup dried herb blend (see note)
- 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 3 large heirloom tomatoes
- 8 ounces burrata cheese
- about 12 fresh basil leaves
- good quality natural sea salt
- Place dried herb blend in an airtight container with the olive oil. Allow to rest for 2 days.
- Slice tomatoes and place on serving dish.
- Carefully slice the cheese and place atop tomato slices.
- Place fresh basil leaves on top (or you can place underneath) the cheese.
- Drizzle with a couple of tablespoons of the infused oil, making sure to get some of the dried herb blend in the drizzle. (I use a spoon).
- Finish with a tiny pinch of your selected sea salt. Due to its salty nature, it only takes a little pinch.