Quick Appetizer Idea: A Gorgeous Burrata Platter

A gorgeous burrata platter with charcuterie and  veggies makes a quick and easy appetizer (or, hey, summer dinner) with tons of bang for your buck.

Tip

When it's hot outside and there's summer to be enjoyed, don't spend a lot of time in the kitchen. This colorful, savory burrata platter is ready in five minutes, and it's a real crowd-pleaser.

Hiking Utah, dreaming of burrata

Well, hello from the road to Rexburg, Idaho (via Park City, Utah), where with any luck we’ll be rolling into town with a little time to spare before the eclipse. I really do mean “from the road” — I’m tap tap tapping on my phone from the passenger seat.

We’ve been hiking the heck outta southern Utah this past week and loving every minute. Check out Instagram for some sneak peeks before the official roundup hits the blog in a few weeks.

Burrata cheese is the best summer party (or dinner!) trick we know

In the meantime, here’s a trick I’ve been making serious use of this summer whenever guests give me an excuse to do it (and sometimes just for the four of us).

This gorgeous platter of creamy burrata cheese nestled on a bed of arugula, surrounded by prosciutto, sopressata and tomatoes, and drizzled with good olive oil and balsamic glaze takes five minutes to assemble and just totally rocks the house. (That’s some terminology we used around the time of the last eclipse.)

Okay, I’ll leave you to it before my spastic thumbs inadvertently undo all this work I’ve just done. It’s only a matter of time.

Quick Appetizer Idea: Burrata Platter

This is a real bang-for-your-buck appetizer that only takes five minutes to assemble. The gorgeous colors and savory flavors are ridiculously happy-making.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Serves Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 2 big handfuls baby arugula
  • 1 4-ounce ball burrata cheese
  • 4 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto
  • 4 ounces sweet sopressata
  • Handful of small tomatoes, halved or cut into wedges
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Balsamic glaze
  • Flaky salt (such as Maldon)

Directions

  1. Arrange arugula on a dinner plate and place burrata in the center.
  2. Arrange prosciutto, salami and tomatoes in whatever way makes you happy.
  3. Drizzle it all with olive oil and balsamic glaze and sprinkle with salt. Cut into the burrata a bit so your guests won't feel shy.
  4. Serve with small plates and forks and some good bread if you like.

Nutrition Information

Amount Per Serving:

Calories:: 258.4 Total Fat:: 18g Carbohydrates:: 6.6g Fiber:: 0.8g Protein:: 17.5g