Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful dad’s that love, encourage, inspire and make their children feel like they are true super stars every day of their lives! I am blessed to say that I have two amazing men in my life who have encouraged and helped shape not only my journey but the future of my four children.

When the Sunday Supper Family got together and decided on today’s theme, Man Food, what immediately came to mind was —  steak. After all, Ron could eat a Rib Eye or New York Strip Steak every day of his life and be completely content. But I decided to share a recipe that Ron and I enjoy together, Burrata Bresaola and Arugula Appetizer. At the risk of having my husband sound like a wimp, I am sharing one of his absolute favorite appetizers/salad.

Burrata Bresaola and Arugula AppetizerThe reason I chose this appetizer is that instead of it being a favorite that we came up with and created around the family table at home, it is one that was inspired by our favorite local restaurant. This restaurant is our little get-away that is only five minutes from home, but we love going there together and enjoying this appetizer and a glass of wine. It is our time away from the kids. I honestly feel that it makes us better parents. It is “Our Time.”

Burrata Bresaola and Arugula Appetizer #SundaySupper

Burrata Bresaola and Arugula Appetizer  #SundaySupper


  • 1/4 pound thinly slice bresaola
  • 2 cups of baby arugula
  • 8 oz. burrata cheese or fresh mozzarella2 tablespoons shaved Parmesan cheese
  • 1 juice from one small lemon
  • 4 Tbsp Great Quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided
  • 1/4 tsp. fresh ground pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt - my favorite is truffle sea salt


  1. on a large plate or platter, layer the thin slices of bresaola
  2. place the baby arugula in the middle of the bresaola and add the burrata on top
  3. squeeze the juice of one lemon and drizzle the olive oil over the burrata, arugula and bresaola
  4. sprinkle with fresh ground pepper and truffle sea salt
  5. serve with crusty bread and your favorite wine
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Cheers to all the Dad’s who make the lives of children a better place! In honor of all the men in our lives, the Sunday Supper Family along with our host, Susan from The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen, are excited to share some of our favorite “Man Food Recipes.” We hope you enjoy these recipes as much as we have – there has been a lot of laughs behind the scene!

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Manly Desserts:

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Liz June 15, 2014 at 6:55 am

Oh, how I love Burrata! This could become MY favorite appetizer, too…and I know the hubby would not object either. Happy Father’s Day to the dads in your life :)


Nichole C June 15, 2014 at 8:17 am

This looks so so good, Isabel. And I shared a “wimpy” man food too–salad :)


Amy Kim June 15, 2014 at 8:42 am

I have to admit I had to Google “bresaola”! This sounds like an awesome salad! Simple and flavorful!


Lane @ Supper for a Steal June 15, 2014 at 8:52 am

Hmm let me take a wild guess which restaurant you are talking about ;) I love burrata and it has been way to long since I’ve had it. I would love to have this for lunch everyday.


Shannon @VillageGirlBlog June 15, 2014 at 8:59 am

You are truly a selfless woman, to share this appetizer… I would probably, most likely, keep it all to myself! lol I just love all the simple but delicious flavors here. Yum!


Alice // Hip Foodie Mom June 15, 2014 at 9:06 am

oh my gawd, Isabel. . I love this salad. . burrata cheese is one of my faves!!!! and the bresaola?!!! I’m in heaven!


Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers June 15, 2014 at 10:13 am

I never heard of bresaola, but now i want to try it! Your dish looks just amazing! What a great recipe!


Marlene @Nosh My Way June 15, 2014 at 10:14 am

OH EM GEE! I want to make this stat. Pinning for later. :)


Jennifer/mealdiva June 15, 2014 at 10:24 am

I LOVE your recipe! Absolutely perfect for Fathers Day!


Laura June 15, 2014 at 10:57 am

I love trying to recreate dishes from our favourite restaurants. This appetizer looks fantastic.


Martin D. Redmond June 15, 2014 at 11:04 am

I had Burrata for the first time last year (yeah…I know…I’m late to the party;-) Your appetizer looks amazing. Nom,nom, nom!


Roz June 15, 2014 at 11:06 am

First of all, what a wonderful theme for Father’s Day with so many outstanding recipes shared among friends! Thank you for your visit, it means so much to me! Lastly, I have simply fallen in love with bresaola after my 2 weeks in Italy in May. Where in the world do I find it in the States? What a delicious appetizer recipe that I have saved to prepare when I can get my hands on this delicious meat!


Marion@Life Tastes Good June 15, 2014 at 11:15 am

I can see why this is a fave! It looks and sounds delicious!! pinned :)


Deanna Samaan June 15, 2014 at 12:02 pm

This looks so pretty! I love it!!!


Danielle Nichols June 15, 2014 at 12:19 pm

I am going to make a trip down to my local Italian market to see if i can get some bresaola. I just have to give this one a try!


Tara June 15, 2014 at 12:46 pm

That’s it, you’ve done it!! I surrender and have to get burrata now. There is only one place in town that I know has it and it is from Italy and is $25 a ball, I have hummed and hawed over it but now I must try it!! Thanks for the inspiration!!


Laura Dembowski June 15, 2014 at 1:15 pm

What a pretty and light summer appetizer! Add a piece of bread and it could be dinner!


Coleen @ The Redhead Baker June 15, 2014 at 2:16 pm

I’ve never heard of bresaola before, but after looking it up, I think my fiance would love it! Especially when burrata is involved, too!


Shaina June 15, 2014 at 2:25 pm

Burrata is one of those best kept secret foods that knocks people out of their chairs when they try it. I remember my first bite into that creamy, gooey blob of cheese. Yes, blob is how I describe it lol. But a delicious blob at that. This appetizer sounds perfect!


Renee June 15, 2014 at 2:26 pm

Man food? Oh no! This is Renee food. Absolutely positively Renee food. I’ll take a plate and a glass of wine please and thank you.


Sarah June 15, 2014 at 2:35 pm

Ooh, I’ve never tried bresaola but we’re growing arugula!


susan @ the wimpy vegetarian June 15, 2014 at 3:07 pm

I love a good burrata! And it’s perfect just the way you served it here. What a wonderful appetizer plate!


Shannon R June 15, 2014 at 4:14 pm

What a great appetizer. Lots of flavour, this would please any dude!


The Ninja Baker June 15, 2014 at 5:13 pm

That is one swanky restaurant in your neighborhood, Isabel. The appetizer looks absolutely sublime…Love that you and your husband do date night =)


Manu June 15, 2014 at 6:38 pm

Such a great appetizer… classic Italian deliciousness! I wish I could get some good burrata around here, but that’s not going to happen any time soon. :-( Have a great Sunday!


Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) June 15, 2014 at 8:26 pm

Ok, I have to admit something. I’ve never had burrata. But I am dying to try it! It looks especially delicious here.


FamilyFoodie June 18, 2014 at 6:26 am

You must try it! It just melts in your mouth!


Simply Gourmet June 16, 2014 at 10:53 am

Looks great Isabel. I know that Cory would eat this up in a second. I will have to look specifically for Burrata in my area. If I can’t find it, I will order some.


FamilyFoodie June 18, 2014 at 6:26 am

Let me know what you think when you try it!


Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere June 16, 2014 at 12:56 pm

My husband would love this! He too could eat steak for every meal!


Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen June 16, 2014 at 1:40 pm

This looks so good. I have never had burrata so this may be the fist way I try it!!


Serena | Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch June 16, 2014 at 3:41 pm

I love this it looks amazing! My husband would devour it!


Nancy @ gottagetbaked June 16, 2014 at 4:42 pm

Isabel, tell Ron there’s nothing wimpy about this appetizer. It’s absolutely delicious! Not only would the Husband devour that, I’d be fighting with him for the last bite. I hope you and your family had a wonderful time celebrating Father’s Day yesterday!


Gwen @simplyhealthyfamily June 16, 2014 at 9:39 pm

Nothing wimpy about this! I could eat appetizers like this for my main course! I’ve never had Burrata!


FamilyFoodie June 18, 2014 at 6:25 am

Gwen – you will have to try burrata when you have a chance. It is amazing!


Cindys Recipes and Writings June 17, 2014 at 1:01 pm

A perfect summer appetizer, Isabel!


Bernadette @Rants From My Crazy Kitchen June 18, 2014 at 10:06 am

I never heard of bresaola either, but this looks good! So glad I could join you this week!


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