This salad, oh em geeee, this salad. Not only does it go perfectly with my Christmas-themed tablescape (weirdo-alert), but it is packed full of everything you need, as well as some of my favorite ingredients. We’ve got a superfood, healthy carbs, fresh veggies, calcium, protein and flavor for days. This would be a great lunch, light dinner OR you could pair it with a small skirt steak (like we did tonight) for an extra punch of protein.
You could probably do this with regular mozzarella, but then you’ll miss the creamy goodness that burrata provides. If you’ve never had burrata before – it’s a fresh mozzerella with a mix of cream and mozzerella in the middle. It’s like what Maya says, “When you know better, you do better.” So now that you know better… try some burrata.
- ½ Burrata ball
- ¼ cup quinoa, cooked
- 8 cherry tomatoes, halved
- 8-10 fresh basil leaves
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
- After cooking quinoa (I recommend using chicken broth in place of water to cook), assemble salad
- To assemble: Place basil leaves at the bottom of bowl, top with cooked quinoa, then top with ½ burrata ball, then tomatoes, sprinkle with olive oil, salt and pepper.