Once again, an incredibly easy recipe. This one comes together in less than 30 minutes and it sure tastes great. It’s plum season and I have about 5 kilos of plums to go through so this is a sure-fire way to use some of those purple beauties up! All you need to do is mix together the plums, some sliced onions, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper and roast them in the oven for 15 minutes or so and you have yourself a divine dip/salad. You can use them as I’ve used them in this recipe, alongside burrata. But you could also pair it with some whipped goat cheese, spread it on toasted bread with whipped ricotta, or spruce up your cheese boards with some sweetness.
I highly recommend eating this salad with some toasted sourdough bread, as it’s quite sweet and moist so the bread will work as a great crunchy counterpart.
Balsamic Glazed Onions and Plums with Burrata
8 plums, cut into quarters
1 large red onion, sliced
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon brown sugar (optional but good)
1 heaping teaspoon ground pepper
generous pinch of salt
handful of basil leaves
Preheat oven to 200 C.
Mix together the plums, red onion, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, pepper, and salt and spread onto a parchment lined oven tray. Roast for about 15-20 minutes.
Tear the burrata onto a plate, spoon the roasted plums and onions onto the plate, top with basil leaves, and a generous drizzle of olive oil.