Basil Pesto Pasta & Burrata

Pasta paired with Burrata has grown 239% the past four years*. Make sure to give your customers this on-trend Basil Pesto Burrata dish. For this dish, gemelli pasta is coated in basil pesto and mixed with Grande Burrata and tomatoes.

*Datassential menu trends 2018

INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS

INGREDIENTS

Basil Pesto Pasta & Burrata Yield: One serving
  • 1 Grande Burrata ball
  • 4 oz. Basil Pesto (see recipe)
  • 4 oz. Gemelli pasta, cooked al dente
  • 2 oz. Fresh plum tomato, diced

DIRECTIONS

Basil Pesto Pasta & Burrata
  1. Cut knot off Burrata and set aside, dice the rest of the Burrata.
  2. Combine 4 oz. Gemelli pasta, 4 oz. basil pesto and Burrata and toss to coat.
  3. Transfer pasta to serving bowl and garnish with the knot of the Burrata and 2 oz. fresh diced tomato.

INGREDIENTS

Basil Pesto Yield: 40 oz.
  • 1 lb. Basil
  • 6 Cloves garlic, peeled
  • 3/4 cup Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 oz. Pine nuts, toasted
  • 2 oz. Butter, unsalted
  • 4 oz. Grande Parmesan, grated

DIRECTIONS

Basil Pesto
  1. Place basil, garlic and pine nuts into a blender.
  2. Add olive oil to blender and blend until a well blended puree.
  3. Add in parmesan and butter, season to taste.