Hi and welcome to a post on my absolute new favorite summer dinner- marinated tomatoes with burrata. This simple summer dish is one word and one word only: heavenly! There is something about the simplicity of fresh summer tomatoes paired with rich, creamy burrata and served on bread. Because let’s face it, I could eat everything on bread. I even found myself eating spaghetti on top of bread yesterday. What is WRONG with me?Back to the marinated tomatoes and burrata. You can literally make this dish in your sleep. You mix up the marinade, combine with tomatoes, top with some herbs and a giant ball of burrata, and wallah! The grilled bread is the easiest thing in the world and I added a little bit of charcuterie to make this appetizer or side dish into more of a “meal”.
This dish is perfect for a summer BBQ, an appetizer for Sunday dinner, or dinner for two. The simplicity of the ingredients and flavors is so refreshing. Thanks to Tieghan of Half Baked Harvest for my new favorite recipe!
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt + pepper
- 12 fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped
- 2 sprigs fresh thyme, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced or grated
- crushed red pepper flakes, to taste
- 2 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
- 2-3 balls burrata cheese
- 1 loaf crusty sourdough, seeded whole grain or ciabatta bread, sliced
- olive oil (enough to drizzle over bread slices)
- 1 clove garlic
- In medium size mixing bowl, whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt + pepper, basil, thyme, garlic and crushed red pepper flakes. Add tomatoes and gently toss to combine. Allow the tomatoes to marinate for 2-4 hours or in the fridge. Bring to room temp before serving. To serve, place the tomatoes in a serving bowl or bowls and top with burrata chees. Serve with grilled or toasted bread.
- For the grilled bread, preheat your grill to high heat or preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Place the slices of bread on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil on both sides. Rub each side of bread with the halved garlic clove. Sprinkle the toast with salt and pepper. Place the bread slices on the grill and grill both for about 2-3 minutes per side or until lightly charred. Remove from the grill and serve warm with the tomatoes and burrata.