Everyone loves burrata, and I'm no exception, but I was given a buffalo-milk burrata the other day and made this from it. Burrata seems to be made of cow's milk although traditional mozzarella is made of buffalo milk, which gives it that chewy stretchiness. Burrata is however a treat and I make no apology for it. A little of what you love is good for the soul, and this is dressed with healthy ingredients.
If you are serving Burrata, bring it up to room temperature before serving, as this livens up the taste. Anything served very cold - even ice-cream - tends to dilute the true flavour.
Burrata does need a bit of dressing, as it's creamy deliciousness can be surprisingly bland, so the addition of home pickled cucumber, beetroot relish and walnuts is a classic combination and this is great as a dinner party starter for four persons. Serve on crackers, or rice cakes, or if you are not gluten intolerant, a loaf of gorgeously crusty white bread.
Serves 2 - 4
organic extra olive oil
pink Himalayan salt
** 1 cup Healing Intent
For the pickled cucumber
3 - 4 tbs organic cider vinegar
1 tsp chopped dill
1 tsp pink Himalayan salt
1 tsp organic raw honey
half an organic cucumber
1 large beetroot
1 tbs The Healing Pantry Beetroot Aioli
1. Peel the cucumber, remove the seeds and cut into small dice. Mix the cider vinegar, salt and honey in a small bowl and when completely incorporated add the dill and cucumber and leave for 20 minutes.
2. Boil the beetroot for 50 minutes. Cool and dice. When cool mix with 1 tbs beetroot aioli.
3. Place the burrata on the dish and break it open. Dress with a little organic olive oil and chopped dill and salt if wished, and decorate with the beetroot relish, pickled cucumber and walnuts.
** Healing Intent: when cooking foods to heal the body it is important to set your intent. The best way to do this is imagine that you are cooking this dish for yourself or for someone you love who is very ill and that this dish is the only thing that will help in their healing. You will find that the way you handle the food will change, and will not only result in a better dish, but you will feel the food actually nourishing your body and spirit.