A simple and easy appetizer in summer – creamy burrata with marinated tomatoes and toasted bread. So good you want to make it every day ;)
For the toasted bread:
some olive oil for brushing
1/2 baguette, cut into slices
some garlic powder (optional)
For the tomato salad:
10.6 oz. (300g) cherry tomatoes, halved
1 small red onion, finely diced
2–3 tbsp. olive oil
1 1/2 tbsp. red balsamic vinegar
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 large burrata cheese
some basil leaves, torn apart
1. Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C). Slice the bread, drizzle or brush with some olive oil, sprinkle with garlic powder if desired (optional), and place on a baking sheet. Allow the bread to toast in the upper third of the oven until it has gotten some color – takes about 4-6 minutes. Then flip the bread slices over and drizzle or brush with some more oil and place in the oven for another 4-6 minutes. The bread should be crispy and nicely browned but not dry and hard ;) Remove from the oven and let cool down.
2. Wash and dry the tomatoes, then cut each in half. Peel and finely dice the onion. Add both to a bowl. For the marinade, mix the olive oil with the balsamic vinegar, add the dried oregano, and season well with salt and pepper. Add to the bowl with the tomatoes and mix everything. Let marinate for at least 10 minutes.
3. While the tomatoes are marinating, place the burrata on a plate and let come to room temperature, then arrange the marinated tomatoes around it. Garnish the tomatoes with a few torn basil leaves and season with a little more salt and pepper, if desired. Serve the burrata and tomatoes together with the toasted bread.
Keywords: burrata, cheese, tomatoes, bread, summer