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Arugula with Charred Tomato and Stracciatella


Arugula with Charred Tomato and Stracciatella

I often cook this salad for guests and on holidays. The salad has a rich taste, and the composition of the salad can be changed a little. In the end, I will write about how you can diversify the taste of the salad.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1/2 Red onion
  • 10 Charred tomatoes
  • 100g Arugula
  • 200g Stracciatella
  • 2 tablespoons Balsamic glaze
  • 4 teaspoons Olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Wine vinegar
  • 20g Pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon juice
  • Salt
  • Black pepper

First, make a dressing

In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, wine vinegar, salt, and pepper to taste.

Then, prepare arugula and tomatoes

I am using pre-washed baby arugula. If you have unwashed arugula, it should be carefully washed with water and dried.

  • Put the arugula on a large flat plate. Cut the tomatoes in half. Slice half of the red onion as thin as possible.
  • Place a charred tomato on the arugula.
  • Add the sliced red onion.
  • Season with dressing.
  • Spoon the stracciatella on the tomatoes.
  • Sprinkle with pine nuts.
  • Top with balsamic sauce.


  • Pine nuts can be replaced with pumpkin seeds.
  • Stracciatella cheese can also be substituted for burrata.
  • Sometimes I mix arugula with spinach.
  • Add thinly sliced pears or mangoes. It will add a sweet taste to the salad.
The flavors are perfectly balanced, and the addition of the balsamic glaze and pine nuts adds a wonderful depth of flavor and crunch. The recipe is easy to follow and allows for some flexibility with ingredient substitutions and additions. I highly recommend trying this salad out for a delicious and impressive dish that is sure to please any guests!

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