California Fig & Burrata Caprese Salad



1 package Burrata cheese
Fresh Greens for garnish (mixed greens or butter lettuce)
5-7 large fresh basil leaves, torn
½ cup balsamic vinegar
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
Pinch salt
½ cup Dried California Figs, chopped, plus 6 – 8 figs cut in halves or quarters


Heat oven to 375°F.

In a bowl combine chopped figs, sugar, balsamic vinegar and salt and macerate until well incorporated. In a small sauce pan, bring mixture to a simmer until the sauce is thickened to your liking. Remove from heat and let come to room temperature or refrigerate before serving.

On a serving plate, spread fresh greens and place Burrata cheese in the center. Place sliced figs around the Burrata and pour the Fig Balsamic Reduction over the top.

Serve with Crostini or Baguette on the side if desired.

Note: Burrata is an Italian Style Mozzarella that is injected with cream. It can be bought in specialty cheese shops and at premium grocery stores.