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a plate of burrata with cherries, sumac, and basil next to a bowl of sumac and three cherries
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Burrata with Cherries and Sumac

Burrata with cherries and sumac make the perfect summer appetizer. The creamy cheese pairs perfectly with the sweet tart cherries and lemony sumac.
Prep Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Vy Tran


  • 1 cup Bing cherries, halved and pitted
  • 2 tbsps red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • a pinch of flaky sea salt
  • 2 4-oz balls burrata cheese
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves
  • 1 tsp sumac
  • crackers, sourdough, or baguette for serving


  • In a small bowl, whisk vinegar, water, sugar, and salt until combined.
  • Add the pitted cherries to the vinegar mixture and let it chill in the fridge for 1 hour.
  • Place burratas on a serving plate. Tear the cheeses open at the top so that some of the cream ooze out. Sprinkle the sumac over the cheeses.
  • Scoop out the cherries with a slotted spoon and top the cherries around the cheeses.
  • Garnish with basil leaves and a pinch of sea salt, drizzle with extra vinegar, and serve immediately with crackers or bread on the side.