Roasted Asparagus with Burrata Cheese

Roasted Asparagus with Burrata Cheese

This roasted asparagus and burrata cheese is quick, easy and delicious, with a fresh basil pesto to contrast with the mild, creamy burrata and sweet, unassuming asparagus.

Roasted Asparagus with Burrata Cheese

Roasted asparagus with burrata cheese and basil pesto is an easy yet elegant and unexpected appetizer that’s made with the freshest burrata cheese, asparagus, pine nuts, and basil pesto. Salty, sweet, earthy, and lovely.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Breakfast
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 1 burrata cheese
  • 1/2 cup wholemeal bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 pinch salt, pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 tbsp basil pesto

Basil Pesto

  • 100 g fresh basil
  • 30 g pine nuts
  • 1 cloves garlic
  • 50 g Romano or Parmesan cheese
  • 150 ml olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 pinch salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 180C. Cut the asparagus ends and peel. Put on a baking tray and pour olive oil, season with pinch of salt and pepper. Put in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes.
  • In the meantime prepare fresh basil pesto : Place the basil leaves and pine nuts into the bowl of a food processor and pulse a several times. Add the garlic and Parmesan or Romano cheese and pulse several times more. Scrape down the sides of the food processor with a rubber spatula.
  • While the food processor is running, slowly add the olive oil in a steady small stream. Adding the olive oil slowly, while the processor is running, will help it emulsify and help keep the olive oil from separating. Occasionally stop to scrape down the sides of the food processor. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Heat butter in a frying pan, add breadcrumbs, fry until golden brown.
  • Arrange the asparagus on a plate with the burrata, and drizzle with fresh basil pesto sauce.

Notes

If you want you can buy ready basil pesto and wholemeal breadcrumbs from local shop. I preffer home made pesto and breadcrumbs. To make breadcrumbs use day-old bread (wholemeal). Place the bread into a processor and process into fine fresh breadcrumbs. (For dried breadcrumbs, toast the bread first). You could also try grating the bread to make fine breadcrumbs if you don’t have a food processor. To make basil pesto you can use blender like me.
Keyword asparagus, basilpesto, burratacheese


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