Prep Time: 25 min.

This Fine Dining Burrata Salad makes an elegant starter for all festive occasions with the fun bow tie detail. It pairs wonderfully with crispy sourdough crostini and your favorite glass of bubbly. 

You can make a small plate like I have done or add more of everything if you’re serving a big group. The avocado detail isn’t as complicated as it may look, but it helps to have a ripe one so the slices hold together.



1. Slice the cherry tomatoes.

2. Arrange them on a small plate or platter. You can arrange them randomly or color-schemed as I have done.

3. Halve an avocado, remove the pit and the peel.

4. Slice the avocado thinly.

5. Flatten the slices carefully and curve into a circular shape.

6. Lift the avocado and top onto the cherry tomatoes.

7. Season with olive oil, sea salt, and pepper.

8. Place the burrata in the center.

9. Cut a bow tie shape out of red cabbage, black olives, or seaweed.

10. Use a metal straw to shape the buttons.

11. Top the bow tie and buttons onto the burrata.

12. Sprinkle the cheese with sea salt.

13. Finish with a generous drizzle of balsamic glaze.

14. Serve.