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Burrata Caprese with Homemade Basil Pesto

Bring the Christmas colours to your table with this
delicious Burrata Caprese.
Basil Pesto Ingredients:
-2 cups fresh basil leaves
-1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese⁠
-1/4 cup grated Pecorino cheese
-1/3 cup pine nuts
-3 garlic cloves
-1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
-Salt and pepper to taste
Salad Ingredients:

-4 burrata cheeses (or mozzarella sheets and stracciatella)
-2 ripe heirloom tomatoes, sliced⁠
-12 colorful smaller tomatoes
-4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
-1 teaspoon sugar
-4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
-salt and pepper to taste
-fresh basil leaves for garnish
-20-year-old balsamic vinegar
-Aioli Green Chilli

1. Prepare the Basil Pesto:

In a food processor, blend fresh basil leaves, grated Parmesan, pine nuts, and garlic. Gradually drizzle in extra virgin olive oil until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

2. Marinate the Tomatoes:

Whisk red wine vinegar, sugar, and extra virgin olive oil in a bowl. Toss sliced tomatoes in the mixture, season with salt and pepper, and let them marinate for 15-20 minutes.

3. Assemble the Salad:

Arrange marinated tomato slices on a platter. Tear burrata cheese into pieces and scatter over tomatoes. Drizzle 20-year-old balsamic vinegar over burrata and tomatoes. Spoon dollops of homemade basil pesto onto the salad.

4. Garnish and Serve:

Scatter fresh basil leaves for color and flavour. Sprinkle croutons over the salad for texture. Drizzle a bit of extra virgin olive oil and our Aioli Green Chilli for a finishing touch.

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