My favorite Italian cheese is burrata. It's got an outer shell of solid mozzarella, and an inside of both mozzarella and cream. It's rich, mild, and utterly divine. I've been dying to do a burrata recipe for the blog, so here's my burrata artichoke dip recipe that is my new go-to dip for entertaining.
In fact, we served it at a recent family birthday party instead of traditional cheese and crackers and it was a big hit! This dip is so yummy because it's both creamy and sour, and you can really taste the artichoke. If you haven't tried burrata this easy dip is the perfect way to get introduced to your new favorite cheese. :)
Burrata Artichoke Dip RecipeIngredients:
- 8 ounce package cream cheese
- 8 ounce package of burrata cheese
- 4 tablespoons diced artichoke hearts
- 2 tablespoons diced shallot (or onion)
- 2 tablespoons of chives + 1 teaspoon for garnish
- 2 garlic cloves
- 4 tablespoons lemon juice (1 medium lemon)
- 2 tablespoons chives
- pinch of black pepper
In a mixing bowl, add the cream cheese. Add two tablespoons of diced shallot (about half of one shallot), 2 diced or pressed garlic cloves, 2 tablespoons of chives, and a couple twists of fresh black pepper. Add 4 tablespoons of diced artichoke heart - that's about 1 large trimmed artichoke heart (cooked!). If you use canned or jarred artichoke, drain the liquid. Mix on high until the texture is light and smooth.
Stir in the burrata cheese and lemon juice. If the mozzarella shell of the burrata cheese doesn't incorporate easily, mix on low for 10-20 seconds it is distributed evenly. garnish with a teaspoon of chives, and serve with crackers or flatbread.
And here's what else we served at our family birthday party. We wanted to keep it casual, but tasty...
I put together a dessert display of homemade zucchini cranberry bread (made by a friend) and banana bread (made by another friend). Then I added store-bought donut holes just to give it a touch of whimsy, and because I knew the kids would like them (and they did).