Cannellini Bean & Burrata Dip
with roasted garlic
For those of you who have not experienced Burrata, boy are you missing out! Burrata is a fresh Italian cheese made from mozzarella and cream. The outer shell is solid mozzarella, while the inside contains both mozzarella mixed with heavy cream, giving it an unusual, soft texture. This cheese offers a sweet, milky flavor that gently fills the palate. It is absolutely out of this world delicious and a total treat whenever I am able to buy it. It can be served on toast with a sweet jam or in savory dish like my Cannellini Bean Dip.
We already know that cannellini beans are one of my favorite beans with their creamy and mildly nutty taste. Add in the roasted garlic and tangy creamy burrata; well let’s just say you are in for an exceptional savory bite of goodness. The dip has the consistency of hummus, which is not too thick or too thin while the burrata has smooth almost softened cream cheese texture. The toasted crostini adds a nice crunch to the smoothness of the dip making it not a complete mouthful of mush. This dip is easy to make and a total crowd pleaser.
- 1 Can of Cannellini Beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 container of Burrata
- 1 Whole Head of Roasted Garlic
- Juice of 1/2 a lemon
- 1/4 c. Parmesan Cheese, grated
- 1 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil + some for drizzling
- Salt/Pepper to taste
- Crostini Chips for dipping
- In a food processor blend all the ingredients together, minus the burrata, until a smooth. Set aside.
- Drain the container of burrata (the mozzarella (burrata) balls come in a container full of water).
- With a knife, slice into the burrata and smear a thin layer on a crostini and then another layer of the bean dip on top. Place on a serving dish. Continue until the tray is full.
- Finish the crostini chips with a light drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and some fresh cracked pepper. You can serve the bean dip either cold or at room temperature.