Mushroom & Burrata Salad

*This Mushroom & Burrata Salad is the dish of dreams! The sumptuous, creamy cheese and buttery sautéed mushrooms pair perfectly with fresh, peppery arugula.*

This Mushroom & Burrata Salad is loaded with creamy, sumptuous cheese and buttery, sautéed mushrooms - the dish of my dreams! | The Millennial Cook #salad #arugula #mushroom #burrata #italian

Umm, so, burrata. Basically the best food in the world – amiright? Can we agree on that right now? Seriously, if you don’t like burrata, you can leave now…. Just kidding (but only sort of).

I will pretty much order burrata whenever I see it on a menu. I simply can’t help myself. There’s no way around it. Whether it’s the focal point of an appetizer cheese plate or the finishing touch over a bowl of hot pasta, that burrata will find its way to my table.

This Mushroom & Burrata Salad is loaded with creamy, sumptuous cheese and buttery, sautéed mushrooms - the dish of my dreams! | The Millennial Cook #salad #arugula #mushroom #burrata #italian

By now, I’d say that I’ve become a bit of a burrata connoisseur. While it’s pretty difficult to mess this amazingness up (let’s be real – it’ll basically always be delicious), some presentations of the formidable cheese stand out to me as seriously unforgettable. For instance: a small pizzeria in a little town in Northern Italy. I was served a simple pizza – maybe twelve inches across – with the thinnest crust, a quick swipe of fresh tomato sauce, and the largest ball of burrata I’ve ever seen, plopped right there in the middle. As I sliced into the cheese, it melted over top of the pizza, for the richest and most delicious of all gustatory experiences.

This Mushroom & Burrata Salad is loaded with creamy, sumptuous cheese and buttery, sautéed mushrooms - the dish of my dreams! | The Millennial Cook #salad #arugula #mushroom #burrata #italian

This mushroom and burrata salad was inspired by another, more recent, experience with my favorite cheese. This time, at a small Italian joint on the Lower East Side. I start with fresh, crisp arugula, dressed in a simple mustard and lemon vinaigrette. The sharp greens and tangy dressing are light and refreshing – the perfect base for our beyond-rich toppings. First, fresh mushrooms, lightly sautéed in butter and herbs. And second, a single, quivering ball of creamy burrata. The sumptuous cheese pairs perfectly with the savory, buttery mushrooms. This salad is so delicious, you might not want to share!

This Mushroom & Burrata Salad is loaded with creamy, sumptuous cheese and buttery, sautéed mushrooms - the dish of my dreams! | The Millennial Cook #salad #arugula #mushroom #burrata #italian

Mushroom & Burrata Salad

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: Easy
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This Mushroom & Burrata Salad is the dish of dreams! The sumptuous, creamy cheese and buttery sautéed mushrooms pair perfectly with fresh, peppery arugula.

Ingredients

For Mushrooms:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 12 ounces sliced cremini mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

For Dressing:

  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

For Salad:

  • 6 ounces arugula
  • 6 ounces burrata cheese

Directions

  1. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add mushrooms, oregano, salt, and pepper and sauté until mushrooms are softened, about ten minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, to make dressing, whisk together mustard, lemon juice, sea salt, and olive oil in a salad bowl.
  4. Add arugula and toss to coat.
  5. Transfer dressed arugula to a platter, then top with mushrooms and burrata.

This Mushroom & Burrata Salad is loaded with creamy, sumptuous cheese and buttery, sautéed mushrooms - the dish of my dreams! | The Millennial Cook #salad #arugula #mushroom #burrata #italian

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