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This bruschetta burrata recipe is so simple to make, yet so luxurious to serve and eat! Lightly toasted crusty bread slices are topped with creamy burrata cheese, chopped fresh tomatoes, garlic, basil, a drizzle of olive oil and a balsamic glaze. Serve as an impressive appetizer, snack or even a quick and healthy lunch!
I’m a huge fan of bruschetta – it’s one of my favorite things to order at Italian restaurants because it’s pretty much always guaranteed to be delicious. I decided to take traditional bruschetta to the next level by adding burrata cheese and a balsamic glaze for a more indulgent and delicious version!
Serving burrata on bread is a tasty combo! Making bruschetta con burrata or bruschetta with burrata is a great way to serve burrata cheese with bread. The mixture of rich and creamy burrata with fresh tomatoes and balsamic glaze is a tasty and easy appetizer recipe.
Burrata cheese on warm bread with crisp tomatoes is both rich and refreshing. I love this recipe especially because of its simple ingredients and quick and easy preparation.
Feel free to enjoy this bruschetta caprese crostini as a great starter all on its own, or serve it alongside this vegan tomato soup and this healthy garlic pasta with veggies or vegetable polenta for a complete meal.
If you’re looking for a delicious appetizer that will be a huge hit with guests at your next dinner party, this creamy burrata bruschetta is for you!
👩🏽🍳 Why This Recipe Works
- Simple ingredients
- Dressed up version of the classic Italian bruschetta recipe
- Healthy snack or light lunch
- Vegan option
- Crispy burrata bruschetta toasts
- Gluten-free option
- Easy burrata appetizer
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This simple recipe is packed with fresh ingredients, easily found at most grocery stores! Here’s what you need to make this fresh burrata mozzarella bruschetta:
- French Baguette: Burrata cheese toast is best on a fresh French baguette. Grab one at your local bakery as the base for this tomato mozzarella crostini.
- Olive Oil: Make sure to use a good quality extra virgin olive oil, since it will add a lot of flavor to your crostini! A little bit of olive oil will help the bread get a nice golden brown color and give it extra flavor.
- Sweet Cherry Tomatoes: You can really use any flavorful, ripe tomatoes for this recipe, but cherry tomatoes, Roma tomatoes, or grape tomatoes are small and convenient to just slice in half for this bruschetta burrata recipe. I like to use a combination of yellow and red tomatoes for the gorgeous colors!
- Fresh Basil Leaves: Basil adds a balance of sweet and savory flavor, with hints of mint, anise, and pepper to burrata caprese crostini. If you can’t find basil, try any other fresh herbs like parsley, rosemary, thyme, or even cilantro.
- Fresh Burrata Cheese: Burrata cheese is a creamy Italian cheese that has a rich, milky, and buttery flavor with a delicate texture. This fresh mozzarella cheese makes this recipe more indulgent and savory. Burrata toast on its own is amazing, but bruschetta and burrata are an even more delicious combination. You’ll want to cut the cheese into thin slices to make it easy to use as a topping.
- Balsamic Glaze: This ingredient gives your burrata bruschetta with tomatoes that sweet and tangy flavor that contrasts perfectly with the rich and creamy burrata cheese. Balsamic glaze is slightly thicker and sweeter than regular balsamic vinegar, but if you can’t find balsamic glaze, regular balsamic vinegar will also work.
- Pinch Salt & Cracked Black Pepper: Seasoning is so important for this crostini with burrata! Use a generous sprinkling of sea salt and pepper to bring out the flavors in the bruschetta toppings.
Burrata cheese bruschetta is so simple to make and is ready in just a few steps! Here’s how to make this burrata toast recipe:
Preheat Oven, Prep Slices Of Bread: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F / 180 C. Line a large baking sheet (or two baking trays) with parchment paper, set aside. Make your crostini by first slicing your baguette into 12 x ¼ inch thick slices, and then brush both sides of the baguette slices with olive oil and arrange in a single layer on the rimmed baking sheet.
Bake Bread. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Rotate the trays and turn the bread slices halfway to ensure even cooking. Set aside to cool. Note: You can also toast bread in the toaster oven if you don’t have a regular oven.
Begin Topping Crostini: Arrange the crostini on a serving platter. Top with sliced burrata cheese.
Dress Toast: Evenly divide the diced tomato mixture and shredded basil leaves between the prepared crostini.
Season: Season your tomato burrata toast with cracked pepper, salt and a drizzle of balsamic glaze.
Serve: Enjoy this bruschetta crostini immediately.
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- The type of bread you use matters! Sturdy, crusty bread like Italian, ciabatta, rustic bread, regular sourdough, or even this buckwheat sourdough bread is best for bruschetta. Softer breads won’t hold up well to the toppings and will get soggy.
- Tomato burrata bruschetta is best served immediately after assembling, at room temperature. The bread will become soggy if left sitting for too long!
- Toast the bread just before serving. This burrata crostini recipe tastes best when the bread is warm and crispy, so it’s important to toast it right before adding the toppings.
- Rub the bread with garlic. After toasting, rub the bread with a raw garlic clove for extra flavor. This will infuse the bread with a subtle garlic taste without overpowering the other ingredients.
- Use fresh, ripe tomatoes and season them well. Tomatoes are the star of the show in bruschetta, so it’s important to choose high-quality, ripe tomatoes that are bursting with flavor.
There are so many different ways to enjoy this cherry tomato bruschetta! Here are some of our favorite variations:
- Vegan Bruschetta Burrata: Make this bruschetta burrata recipe vegan by using a vegan cashew burrata or leaving the cheese off altogether. You can make your own vegan ball of burrata cheese at home or buy it at the grocery store, although it may be difficult to find depending on where you live. You can also make this vegan bruschetta with white beans instead of the cheese!
- Gluten-Free Bruschetta: This tomato and mozzarella crostini can be made with gluten-free bread. You can find gluten-free baguettes in many groceries stores in the freezer section.
- Other Toppings: Try an olive tapenade or roasted garlic, along with or instead of the other ingredients! Or, instead of tomatoes, try fresh figs, roasted tomatoes, wild mushrooms, sundried tomatoes, or roasted red peppers.
- Use Fruit! Try fresh strawberries, pears, or apples along with your burrata. Add a drizzle of honey for more sweetness (instead of the tomato/basil combination!)
- Bruschetta Burrata With Pesto: Give this bruschetta recipe with burrata an even deeper and richer flavor by adding a thin layer of pesto to toasted bread slices. If you’re making this recipe vegan, make sure to use vegan pesto.
- Bruschetta With Mozzarella: You can make your bruschetta recipe with mozzarella instead of burrata if you prefer for you are not able to find burrata cheese locally. You can also substitute any creamy cheese you want for the burrata. Ricotta, brie, or goat cheese would all work well.
Burrata and bread are a match made in heaven. The best bread for burrata is one that is crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and has a neutral flavor that won’t overpower the delicate flavor of the cheese.
A rustic Italian bread such as ciabatta, baguette, or sourdough is a great choice for bruschetta burrata. These breads have a firm crust that can hold the toppings well, and a soft, airy crumb that complements the creamy texture of the cheese.
The key is: when making this burrata bruschetta recipe, make sure you use sturdy bread that can withstand the weight of the toppings. Ultimately, the best bread for burrata is one that you enjoy and pairs well with your other ingredients!
The best cheese for bruschetta is any slightly creamy, softer cheese that pairs well with a variety of toppings. I love making bruschetta with burrata or fresh mozzarella, but goat cheese, feta, brie, blue cheese, or even ricotta would all work well.
The key to storing bruschetta is to store all of your ingredients separately, and assemble right before you’re ready to eat. Leftovers will not store well if the bruschetta is already assembled, as the toppings will make the bread soggy in the fridge.
The best way to store this burrata tomato toast is to prep and store all of the ingredients separately, in airtight containers or ziptop bags. All of the ingredients, when prepped and stored separately, will keep for up to 3 days in the fridge.
Note: Sliced burrata must be eaten immediately. If you have any extra burrata that hasn’t been sliced, place it back in the brine (or liquid) and store it in the fridge in an airtight container until it’s expiration date.
Burrata cheese is a versatile, delicious, fresh Italian cheese that pairs well with a variety of ingredients. Here are some of our favorite ingredients to pair with burrata: Ripe tomatoes, fresh herbs like basil, grilled vegetables like squashes, zucchini, or eggplant, syrups and drizzles like a balsamic reduction or honey, crusty bread (of course!), and fresh or grilled fruits.
The answer is, it depends on how you make it! If you use a whole grain bread, use a light amount of cheese and olive oil, and a healthy amount of fresh toppings, bruschetta can be a healthy lunch, snack, or fresh appetizer! But if you use a ton of cheese, no fresh veggies, and sugar-filled drizzles (honey, syrups, etc), then bruschetta is more of an indulgence to enjoy in moderation.
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- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F / 180 C. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper, set aside.
- Slice the baguette into 12 x ¼ inch thick slices.
- Brush both sides of the baguette slices with oil and arrange on prepared trays.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
- Rotate the trays and turn the bread slices half way through the baking process (at the 10 minute mark) to ensure even cooking.
- Set aside to cool.
- Arrange the crostini on a serving platter.
- Evenly divide the sliced burrata cheese, diced tomatoes and shredded basil leaves between the prepared crostini.
- Season with cracked pepper, salt and a drizzle of balsamic glaze.
- Enjoy immediately.
- Prepare the crostini ahead of time and store in an airtight container for up to 24 hours.
- Store bought crostini can be used instead of making fresh.
- Only add the balsamic glaze right before you’re ready to serve.
- Fresh mozzarella cheese can be used instead of burrata cheese.
- Use gluten free bread to make this recipe gluten free.