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We are always looking for a a fresh take on sides and salads …ones that are delicious but beautiful to look at and even better to eat.

This Asparagus with Burrata fits the bill!

We found the burrata (a couture level of mozzarella…creamy, ooey, gooey, light and fresh) at Whole Foods. If you can’t find it, sub in a good quality mozzarella.

And, speaking of quality…the ingredients here are few and simple, so get the freshest and best quality you can locate. You will be glad you did…and craving this dish over and over.

The ingredients:

2 T fresh lemon juice

1 medium shallot , finely chopped

1T coarsley chopped parsley

1/2 t kosher salt

1/4 t cracked black pepper

3 T good quality olive oil

1 large bunch asparagus, trimmed

1 container Burrata or good quality mozzarella

In a medium bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, shallots, parsley, salt and pepper. Slowly whisk in the olive oil.


In a skillet of boiling water, blanch the asparagus and cook for 3 to 5 minutes until just cooked through.


Transfer immediately to iced colander to stop the cooking. 

Either divide the asparagus among individual plates or place on serving platter. This can be prepared through step 2 in advance. Let all stand seperatly at room temp until ready to serve.

So beautiful, so easy, so scrumptious!!

For the original recipe (untweaked) go here.

This could be the perfect side to you Labor Day fare. Enjoy!!