Easy Burrata Bruschetta Recipe with Tomato Topping

This Easy Burrata Bruschetta Recipe with Tomato Topping is the perfect appetizer for summer gatherings! Creamy burrata cheese is the star of the show, along with other simple ingredients such as cherry or grape tomatoes, crusty bread, and good quality extra-virgin olive oil. I love serving this bruschetta recipe during the summer with fresh tomatoes from my garden. If you’re looking for other summer appetizers, check out my Sausage Crostini, Asparagus Salad, Prosciutto-Wrapped Dates, or Marinated Mozzarella Balls!

Burrata bruschetta topped with tomato and onion salad on a white plate with tomatoes in the background.

There are few things better than the balance of fresh Italian cheese and ripe tomatoes. Plus, this combination with crispy golden brown Italian bread, baguette, or sourdough bread? It’s unbeatable! This delicious appetizer uses one ball of burrata cheese and a pint of fresh tomatoes. It comes together quickly and although it’s easy, it’s still impressive! I love to serve this recipe in the summer outside with other appetizers and a big pitcher of aperol spritz! This simple recipe will transport you to Italy with fresh, vibrant flavors. I hope you love this tomato burrata bruschetta as much as my family does!

Burrata bruschetta topped with tomato and onion salad on a white plate.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • You can make this recipe ahead! This creamy burrata bruschetta can be made in advance. Marinate the tomatoes beforehand and bring them to room temperature before serving. Toast the bread right before plating. Boom! 
  • This recipe is customizable. The star of the show is the burrata cheese. Beyond that, you can get creative with this recipe. Check my substitutions and additions section for some ideas!

Ingredients

Ingredients for burrata bruschetta.

  • Tomatoes – I most often use grape or sweet cherry tomatoes for the tomato mixture in this recipe. However, you can use thick slices of roma tomatoes or heirloom tomatoes. Just make sure you end up using a pint or 2 cups total! For best results, grab whatever is freshest!
  • Red Onion – I love using red onions because it gives a little bite to the tomato mixture that tops the delicious creamy burrata cheese. Make sure to finely mince the onion so you don’t get a big bite of it!
  • Basil – Fresh basil leaves are amazing this time of year! I love harvesting it from my garden. Tear the basil leaves right at the end and add to the tomato mixture immediately before topping the burrata crostini with it! 
  • Kosher Salt – Salt is so important, even in fresh recipes like this! Adding salt balances the sweetness of the fresh tomatoes and balances the flavors! 
  • Extra-Virgin Olive Oil – Good food often includes good extra-virgin olive oil! EVOO is one of my favorite foods/ingredients. We use the fruity, vibrant oil to make a nice tomato topping. 
  • Baguette – You can use any slices of bread you like, but I love using French baguette! You can also use ciabatta bread, rustic bread, or anything you like! For best results, the bread should be fresh and cut into thin slices on a slight diagonal. Slicing the bread on a diagonal maximizes the surface area so you can fit more of the yummy creamy burrata cheese and tomatoes on top!
  • Burrata – This creamy Italian cheese with a soft creamy center is the star of this dish! You can find it in the specialty cheese section of the grocery store and it will be in a deli container in water or brine. 

Substitutions

  • Add garlic cloves for a kick! Add minced raw garlic to the tomato mixture or use a cut clove to rub ontop of the toasted bread slices for extra flavor!
  • Add balsamic. I love drizzling the top of these burrata bruschetta toasts with my aged balsamic vinegar from Modena. It’s expensive, but it is worth it! You could also add a drizzle of balsamic glaze for the same effect! 
  • Expand on the fresh herbs. Use whatever you have on hand! I love using basil, but fresh oregano would also be great here! 

Step by Step Instructions

A delicious tomato and onion salad in a white bowl on a cutting board with vine tomatoes scattered around.

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 400°Fahrenheit (200°Celsius).

In a medium bowl, combine the halved cherry tomatoes, minced red onion, kosher salt, black pepper, and extra-virgin olive oil. Set aside. If you’re preparing this ahead of time, you can store it in the fridge. Just remember to take it out 10 minutes before serving to bring it to the right temperature.

Toasted bruschetta on a baking sheet.

Step 2: Slice the baguette and brush each side with olive oil. Place the slices on a large sheet pan and bake for 10-15 minutes, turning halfway through, until the bread is golden and crisp.

Bruschetta topped with burrata on a baking sheet.

Step 3: Tear the burrata into pieces and distribute it evenly over the toasted baguette slices

Burrata bruschetta topped with tomato and onion salad on a baking sheet.

Step 4: Spoon the tomato mixture over the burrata-topped bread. 

Burrata bruschetta topped with tomato and onion salad on a plate.

Tips and Notes

  • Handling Burrata – Burrata is delicate. Tear it gently to keep its creamy interior intact. Use your hands instead of a knife to avoid squishing it.
  • Timing is Key – Assemble the bruschetta just before serving to keep the bread from becoming soggy. Prepare all components ahead of time and quickly put them together right before eating.

Burrata bruschetta topped with tomato and onion salad on a white plate with tomatoes in the background.

Serving Suggestions

  • Wine Pairing – A light, crisp white wine such as a Sauvignon Blanc or a sparkling Prosecco pairs beautifully with the fresh, vibrant flavors of the bruschetta.
  • An Array of Appetizers – Serve your Burrata Bruschetta alongside other delicious appetizers like Prosciutto e Melone or Crab Arancini for a well-rounded and elegant spread.
  • Appetizer for Dinner Parties – Impress your dinner guests by serving burrata bruschetta as an appetizer. It’s a sophisticated yet simple dish that sets the tone for a delicious meal.
  • Al Fresco Dining – Enjoy your burrata bruschetta outside with friends during a warm summer evening. Set up a casual picnic with a variety of small plates, fresh fruits, and a chilled bottle of wine. Or, pair this recipe with some of my favorite cocktails like my Rosé Aperol Spritz, St Germain Spritz, Aperol Margarita, or Grapefruit Aperol Spritz! And if you’re looking for a non-alcoholic option, check out my Aperol Spritz Mocktail!

Storage and Serving Later

  • I do not suggest storing this recipe and serving it at a later time. You can however, make the tomatoes ahead, and bring them to room temperature before assembling. 

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Burrata bruschetta on a plate

Easy Burrata Bruschetta Recipe with Tomato Topping

Allie Hagerty
Make the most of summer with this easy Burrata Bruschetta recipe. Creamy burrata cheese, fresh tomatoes, and crusty bread – a perfect appetizer!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Servings 16 servings
Calories 104 kcal

Equipment

  • Knife
  • cutting board
  • Medium bowl
  • Large sheet pan
  • Silicone pastry brush

Ingredients
  

For the Tomato Topping

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 cup red onion minced
  • 6 leaves basil torn
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

For the Bruschetta

  • 1 baguette
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 ball of burrata

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 400° Fahrenheit (200°Celsius).
  • In a medium bowl, combine the halved cherry tomatoes, minced red onion, kosher salt, black pepper, and extra-virgin olive oil. Set aside. If you’re preparing this ahead of time, you can store it in the fridge. Just remember to take it out 10 minutes before serving to bring it to the right temperature.
  • Slice the baguette and brush each side with olive oil. Place the slices on a large sheet pan and bake for 10-15 minutes, turning halfway through, until the bread is golden and crisp.
  • Just before serving, add the torn basil to the tomato mixture and toss to combine. Tear the burrata into pieces and distribute it evenly over the toasted baguette slices. Spoon the tomato mixture over the burrata-topped bread.
  • Enjoy your fresh, delicious burrata bruschetta right away! (200°C).
  • In a medium bowl, combine the halved cherry tomatoes, minced red onion, kosher salt, black pepper, and extra-virgin olive oil. Set aside. If you’re preparing this ahead of time, you can store it in the fridge. Just remember to take it out 10 minutes before serving to bring it to the right temperature.
  • Slice the baguette and brush each side with olive oil. Place the slices on a large sheet pan and bake for 10-15 minutes, turning halfway through, until the bread is golden and crisp.
  • Just before serving, add the torn basil to the tomato mixture and toss to combine. Tear the burrata into pieces and distribute it evenly over the toasted baguette slices. Spoon the tomato mixture over the burrata-topped bread.
  • Enjoy your fresh, delicious burrata bruschetta right away!

Notes

Handling Burrata – Burrata is delicate. Tear it gently to keep its creamy interior intact. Use your hands instead of a knife to avoid squishing it.
Timing is Key – Assemble the bruschetta just before serving to keep the bread from becoming soggy. Prepare all components ahead of time and quickly put them together right before eating.

Nutrition

Serving: 1toastCalories: 104kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 3gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 245mgPotassium: 93mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 205IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 59mgIron: 1mg
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