If there’s an ideal breakfast for Summer – I’m pretty sure it’s this one.
It feels like a scene from a movie (or a particularly aesthetic-focused YouTube video): you get up and open the curtains; the birds are singing; you go to the kitchen, toast some bread, arrange the salad, pour yourself a glass of iced tea (or coffee, or juice) and dig in.
Now tell me that’s not a movie scene you want to be in right now.
While real life is rarely that pretty (unless you’re editing a YouTube video), this movie-worthy breakfast is.
All you need are some strawberries, some good extra virgin olive oil, a dash of balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.
And a ball of burrata cheese, which is my personal favorite with this tartar. But honestly, if you don’t have burrata lying around (which is understandable! It’s not the most readily available cheese), just serve it with a couple of mozzarella balls.
Toast up some bread or – if you have some on hand – your favorite crackers. And enjoy.
Honestly, here’s my 2 cents: this is a weekend breakfast. Wolfing it down in 2 minutes because you’re late for work would just be… sad.
You can also serve this as an appetizer at dinner for guests. But let’s be honest. Do you really wanna share?
Burrata and Strawberry Tartar
- A mixing bowl
- 1 ball of burrata cheese
- 8 large strawberries (+/-)
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar
- A handful of basil leaves (optional)
- Chopped nuts of choice (optional)
- Salt and black pepper (to taste)
- Chop your strawberries into little pieces. Mince your basil, if you choose to use it.
- Add 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, 1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar, salt, and black pepper to the bowl and mix. Add the chopped strawberries and basil to the bowl and toss. Give it a taste and add more salt and pepper if you wish.
- Transfer the tartar to a plate. Place the burrata cheese atop and put some more olive oil and black pepper over the cheese.
- Optional: put an extra teaspoon of balsamic vinegar and some chopped nuts of choice on top of the cheese.