For a fresh take on a traditional favorite, try this Cherry Caprese Salad! The fresh heirloom tomatoes pair perfectly with the tangy sweetness of the cherries, creating a savory but sweet side that is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
1 cup balsamic vinegar
8 ounces Burrata cheese
1 pound fresh dark sweet cherries (about 3 cups) or 1/2 lb. each tart red and dark sweet cherries, pitted
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
½ cup fresh basil leaves
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Flaky sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
In a small saucepan bring balsamic vinegar to a simmer over medium. Continue to simmer, uncovered, about 12 minutes or until thick and reduced to 1/4 cup; let cool.
Drain and pat dry Burrata. Cut cheese in half. Spread over bottom of platter. Arrange cherries, tomatoes, and basil on cheese. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon balsamic reduction and the olive oil. Sprinkle with sea salt flakes and ground black pepper. Serves 6.
Recipe and photo courtesy of: Better Homes and Gardens