Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes and Burrata Crostini

Burrata Crostini with Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes www.bellalimento.com

I am slightly obsessed with Burrata (well cheese in general but this one – swoon). What is not to love about something that translates to BUTTERED? Right. If you’ve never tried it (and seriously run to the store now and find this so we can still be friends please) Burrata is a creamy dreamy fresh Italian cheese that’s made from both mozzarella and cream. The outer shell is solid mozzarella but surprise (one of the few types of surprises that I like) once you cut into it (ah that first cut it’s like the first spoonful from a Nutella jar – happy happy happy) rich thick cream oozes from the shell and just begs for a toasty baguette (or spoon). Honestly I don’t think there are any bad ways to eat Burrata. Anyone else dream of cheese? I can’t be the only one.Burrata with Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes www.bellalimento.com

Nowadays you can find burrata all over the place. My place is typically at Joe’s (you know the one who likes to trade stuff). Here’s the hart part, you need to let the cheese come to room temperature. It’s torture I know but you must be strong. Carefully remove the dream cheese from it’s water bath. You don’t want to pierce it’s delicate skin and then have the insides spill out before they’re ready and then walk away (thank you Kelly Clarkson). Mop your floors, do a load of laundry, paint your nails OR think of all the ways you’re going to be enjoying this dream cheese.

Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes and Burrata Crostini www.bellalimento.com

Like serving it alongside a perfectly toasted garlic infused baguette slices topped with say roasted heirloom tomatoes and fresh basil from the garden? How does that sound? Don’t have a baguette, well now you have a roasted heirloom and burrata salad to enjoy. Options. You know we love them.

Baci!

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Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes and Burrata Crostini

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Ingredients

  • 1 ball fresh burrata
  • 1 pint heirloom tomatoes - halved
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil - divided
  • salt/pepper
  • 1 baguette
  • garlic cloves
  • fresh basil leaves

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Carefully remove burrata from liquid so as not to pierce outer skin, set on a plate and allow to come to room temperature.
  3. Place tomatoes into a roasting pan. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Season with salt/pepper. Bake for 20 -25 minutes OR until tomatoes have softened and released juices.
  4. Slice baguette into 1/2" slices transfer to baking sheet. Drizzle with remaining olive oil and bake for approximately 5 minutes or until golden.
  5. Cut the tip off garlic clove. Carefully and gently rub tops of, straight out of the oven, baguette slices. Bread must be warm for optimal flavor.
  6. To assemble: Cut into burrata, smear desired amount onto baguette slice. Top with roasted tomatoes and basil.

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27 Comments

  1. 1

    I need this right now, for breakfast and then for lunch and maybe supper too!

  2. 2
    Marnely Rodriguez Murray /

    So simple yet so amazing…love love this recipe!

  3. 3

    Beautiful, Paula! I’m obsessed with burrata right now! 🙂

  4. 4

    I am also obsessed with burrata!! And bread. And tomatoes. And olive oil….

  5. 5

    Completely lovely. I ADORE burrata!

  6. 6

    Me, me, MEEE! I dream of cheese… now I just need a little burrata to complete this lovely dream, and preferably with roasted heirlooms! Love this crostini Paula!

  7. 7

    I am absolutely obsessed with burrata and this just looks divine. I can’t wait to try it!!

  8. 8

    Beautiful appetizer! Love burrata, too! 🙂

  9. 9

    Gorgeous crostini, and yes please to the burrata!

  10. 10

    I LOVE burrata, I have huge culinary crush on it. I order it every time I see it on a menu. I also have seen it at the store recently, which makes me happy. Love the idea of puttin it on a crostini.

  11. 11

    This crostini looks so perfect, love it!

  12. 12

    Confession: I have yet to try burrata. Meep! I know. This crostini recipe will have to be my first adventure!

  13. 13

    EEEK! I’m with Stephanie, I have not tried either! We need to have a burrata initiation party that includes this crostini recipe!

  14. 14

    Never had it but am going to try it very very soon! Looks delicious.

  15. 15

    Haven’t tried burst a yet, but will be buying at next grocery trip. Your description makes me want it now!

  16. 16

    I have not tried burrata! You know that this means I’m on a search now and won’t stop until I’ve found it, right?

  17. 17

    Oh so pretty!!! I only recently discovered Burrata, but oh my gosh I am in love!! Serious cheese crush on Burratta!
    I have actually been delveloping recipes around burrata! It is awesome and so is the crostini! Mmm! I want some now!

  18. 18

    Oh I love bruschette! And with cheese? Yes please!! Your pics are gorgeous Paula!

  19. 19

    I’m overly obsessed with Burrata.. Love this!!

  20. 20

    Burrata is my love language.

  21. 21

    Love, love, love. I could eat this for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

  22. 22

    This is the perfect kind of crostini in my mind! Looks so delicious and colorful, Paula!

  23. 23

    I’ve never had Burrata, but I’m ready to try it right now! Guess I need to make a run to Trader Joe’s…

  24. 24

    I love all the fresh ingredients in this! And I can never turn down anything involving burrata!

  25. 25

    Your obsession with burrata has turned into my obsession — with finding it. I’ve never had this cheese, but reading your direction has made me absolutely set on having it. And your crostini looks amazing.

  26. 26

    Mmmm I could put burrata on anything! But when you combine it with the crunchiness of the baguette you can’t beat it 🙂

  27. 27

    These were so good! However, I couldn’t find any burrata, so I used ricotta instead.

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