Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

This wonderful salad is made with Burrata, a miraculous cheese that is like a ball of mozzarella that is stuffed with mozzarella cream--sort of a mozzarella truffle. is available at several specialty foods stores, and at Whole Foods markets. If you can't find it, use fresh mozzarella. Don't use that rubbery stuff from the supermarket--it won't work in this dish. Adapted from a recipe by chef Gino Angelini at Angelini Osteria.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Wrap the beets in aluminum foil and bake them for one hour.
  3. Unwrap them, cool slightly and peel.
  4. Slice the beets thin on a mandoline; place them in a medium bowl and set aside.
  5. To make the dressing, pour the blood orange juice into a small bowl, add the salt and pepper and whisk; slowly whisk in the olive oil in a stream.
  6. Dress the beets with 1 to 2 tablespoons of the dressing; toss gently to combine.
  7. In a large bowl, toss the baby greens with 1 to 2 tablespoons of dressing.
  8. Divide the beets into four portions; make several small piles of beets on each of four plates and top each pile of beets with one-fourth of the salad greens.
  9. Divide the burrata into 4 portions, cutting it in half or quarters as necessary and place one portion atop each salad.

Reviews

(2)
Most Helpful

I enjoyed this salad very much, & although I couldn't find the burata cheese, I did use a high-quality mozzarella! Also cut the recipe in half, then took Nose's suggestion & used a small bit of lemon juice, adding it to some very flavorful fresh-squeezed OJ! All made for a great taste experience! Thanks for the nice recipe! [Made & reviewed while on tour in Italy with Zaar's current World Tour 4]

Sydney Mike May 28, 2008

This is very pretty, but the blood orange juice is so mellow-flavored that it wasn't acidic enough to really contrast with the very rich and creamy cheese. I took the salad to a party, and people ate it but didn't exclaim over it. If I tried it again, I might try adding a little lemon juice or mild vinegar to the dressing for more of a contrast.

Nose May 29, 2006

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