15 minutes

Burrata Bruschetta

This delicious burrata bruschetta recipe is a perfect use for your garden fresh tomatoes. With crusty bread, creamy burrata cheese, sweet cherry tomatoes and a balsamic glaze, this is the quintessential summer appetizer or side dish.

I planted twelve cherry tomato plants in my garden this year. Yes, twelve. I completely love cherry tomatoes. They are like bright little jewels of summer sunshine, and I can’t get enough.

Well… to be honest, I think twelve plants was enough. We were so awash in cherry tomatoes by August that at one point I had a five gallon bucket full in my kitchen. What to do with all that garden bounty? Cherry tomato bruschetta of course!

This creamy burrata bruschetta is super simple to make. It is a delicious appetizer for summer parties, and a great main course with a hearty salad after a long day in the sun. So, invite over your friends, your family, maybe a hungry-looking neighbor on their evening walk… anyone who will help you eat up all those lovely cherry tomatoes!

Looking for more easy cherry tomato recipes? Try this grilled bruschetta chicken, orzo pesto pasta salad, arugula burrata salad or pesto butter salmon with roasted cherry tomatoes.

A close up side view of a burrata bruschetta, with more bruschetta blurred in the background.

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  • This delicious bruschetta recipe is full of fresh ingredients like ripe tomatoes, creamy cheese and garden basil for a perfect summer treat.
  • Fresh burrata cheese really takes this easy appetizer recipe to the next level.

Ingredients

Ingredients for burrata bruschetta on a marble background.

For this delicious burrata bruschetta recipe, you need only a handful of simple ingredients (exact measurements are in the recipe card below):

  • Cherry tomatoes: Grape tomatoes, roma tomatoes or heirloom tomatoes work great too. The sweeter the better!
  • Fresh basil
  • Garlic cloves
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • Bread: I used a french baguette for this recipe, but wheat or sourdough bread would also be great. Use whatever type of bread you like!
  • A ball of burrata cheese: You can likely find this fresh Italian cheese near the specialty cheeses in your local grocery store. It is sold in a container floating in water. If you can’t find burrata, you could substitute another soft cheese like goat cheese or even herbed cream cheese. You could also cut up small balls of fresh mozzarella cheese and mix them in with your tomatoes.
  • Baslamic glaze: You can make your own balsamic reduction (follow the instructions in this recipe), or buy pre-made balsamic glaze. It is near the olive oil and balsamic vinegar in most grocery stores. You could also change up the flavor of this bruschetta with a drizzle of homemade basil pesto or sundried tomato pesto!

Instructions

Step One: Halve or quarter cherry tomatoes, and add them to a bowl with finely chopped fresh basil, minced garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix well.

A bowl of cherry tomatoes, with salt and pepper and basil to be mixed in.

Step Two: Cut the baguette into thin slices and spray or drizzle with a light mist of olive oil. Arrange the slices of bread in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Toast the bread under the broiler for a minute or two until the edges become a beautiful golden brown.

TIP: Cut the baguette on a deep angle (not straight across) for more room for those sweet cherry tomatoes!

Step Three: On a cutting board or plate, cut the burrata cheese open and let the creamy center spill out. Use a butter knife to spread the cheese onto each slice of bread.

A white cutting board with a cut open burrata cheese ball, with the creamy center pouring out.

Step Four: Put a scoop of the tomato mixture on top of the cheese on each slice of bread.

A slice of bread topped with burrata and tomatoes.

Step Five: Drizzle with balsamic glaze and enjoy immediately!

A slice of bread topped with burrata and tomatoes, and drizzled with balsamic glaze.
A close up of burrata bruschetta on a white platter.

A close up of burrata bruschetta on a white platter.

Burrata Bruschetta

This delicious burrata bruschetta recipe is a perfect use for your garden fresh tomatoes. With crusty bread, creamy burrata cheese, sweet cherry tomatoes and a balsamic glaze, this is the quintessential summer appetizer or side dish.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 296 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 16 ounces cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves washed and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 baguette
  • 1 ball burrata cheese
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic glaze

Instructions
 

  • Halve or quarter cherry tomatoes, and add them to a bowl with finely chopped fresh basil, minced garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  • Cut the baguette into thin slices and spray or drizzle with a light mist of olive oil. Arrange the slices of bread in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Toast the bread under the broiler for a minute or two until the edges become a beautiful golden brown.
  • On a cutting board or plate, cut the burrata cheese open and let the creamy center spill out. Use a butter knife to spread the cheese onto each slice of bread.
  • Put a scoop of the tomato mixture on top of the cheese on each slice of bread.
  • Drizzle with balsamic glaze and enjoy immediately!

Notes

Tip: cut the baguette on a deep angle (not straight across) for more room for those beautiful cherry tomatoes.
Substitutions: Feel free to substitute roma tomatoes or heirloom tomatoes. Just scoop the seeds out of the tomatoes before slicing them, so the bruschetta mixture won't get too watery.
Use the tomato mixture as a topping for chicken or salmon, for a gluten-free way to enjoy bruschetta!

Nutrition

Calories: 296kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 12gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 413mgPotassium: 381mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 278IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 234mgIron: 3mg
Keyword bruschetta, burrata bruschetta, cherry tomatoes, summer appetizer
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