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Burrata, Tomatoes and Basil

Written by: Shana Troy Montréal - November 19, 2018

If you’re anything like me, you love entertaining but don’t always have the time to prepare an elaborate dish. Today, I’m sharing one of my simplest go-to’s, that’s consistently a crowd pleaser. This recipe is vibrant, fresh and only requires three ingredients…because in our home, olive oil is not considered an ingredient, it’s a way of life.

Creamy and decadent, burrata cheese always feels like a treat. Paired with a fresh tomato and basil salad, loads of olive oil, some salt and pepper, and it just feels right.

This dish makes the perfect appetizer when you’re entertaining at home, or even to bring to a friends house…guaranteed you’ll always be invited back!!!


-Burrata cheese


-Fresh basil

-Evoo (extra virgin olive oil)

-Salt + pepper

To make:

-Cube the tomatoes, and place them in a bowl

-Add chopped up basil, and many glugs of olive oil

-Place the burrata on a serving dish/ plate and pour the tomato salad all around the cheese.

-Add salt + pepper

*** P.S. If you’re taking this dish somewhere, prepare it in advance and bring it in 2 containers. Assemble upon arrival.

*** P.S. If you’re not entertaining, throw this treat together for yourself with fresh baguette, and you have a meal for one.

Bon appétit!


Written by:

Shana Troy

A highly skilled dancer, Shana received her ballet training at l'École supérieure de danse du Québec and Le Jeune Ballet du Québec. Her love of dance flourished and she began her 10 year professional career with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens. Shana was a dancer and choreographer on Radio-Canada’s Le Match des Étoiles (Dancing with the Stars). She also danced in the Quebec movie Sur le rythme, and was part of many TV shows and musicals. Her accomplishments don’t end there. She was Veronic Dicaire’s dance captain for 3 years in Vegas, Europe, and Quebec. Her mom had a passion for cooking and she passed it down to Shana and her two sisters. Shana became a mom to little Grey in May 2017 and she currently teaches a barre fitness class at b.cycle’s studio in Old Montreal.

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