Burrata Salad With Tomatoes


Burrata With Trio Of Tomatoes

I can't stop buying burrata. This mozzarella cheese with its oozing centre of cream falls under the category of "necessary indulgence." January 2020 has already been already one hell of a year-it feels like we've been through a year and it's only been a month!

Burrata With Trio Of Tomatoes

When I went to buy these at the shops, a lot of people were wearing masks. The Coronavirus is all anyone is talking about either in person or on the news. I wondered if I needed to wear a mask (I hope my OCD of hand washing helps to minimise infection). Mr NQN works in the city and has been working from home. I think everyone is a bit confused as to what to do.

Burrata With Trio Of Tomatoes

Earlier that day I had lunch with my friend Sammie and she had a cough. She's had it for about a month but she said that every time she gets on public transport and she starts coughing people look at her frightened and move away.

"I hope I don't get it from you! I'm Asian, they're definitely going to think I have just gotten off a flight to Wuhan!" I said to her because pandemics like this bring out the worst in people. I really hope that everyone stays healthy and they contain or control this soon. 2020 continues to be a crazy year...

So tell me Dear Reader, have you been taking any preventative measures for the Coronavirus? Are you wearing a mask? Would you move away from someone that you saw coughing?

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Burrata With Trio Of Tomatoes

An Original Recipe by Lorraine Elliott

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 0 minutes

  • 1 burrata cheese
  • 3 tablespoons tomato jam (recipe here)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped sun dried tomatoes
  • 6-8 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tablespoon finely sliced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Fresh basil leaves

Step 1 - Place the tomato relish on the base of a serving dish. Place burrata on top and then scatter the sun dried tomatoes and halved cherry tomatoes around it. Drizzle with olive oil and top with basil leaves.