Serve Burrata with juicy roasted tomatoes & spicy basil pesto as your next appetizer. This dish is a total crowd-pleaser, serve this simple appetizer with warm garlic toasts.
Here is an appetizer everyone will go crazy for! I have a deep love for burrata cheese, it makes its way into every grocery shop I do, haha! Recently I was at whole foods and found the best and freshest burrata ever. The brand is di Stefano, and cheese lovers let me tell you it’s hands down one of the better burrata I have ever had! I am not in any way affiliated with the company its truly just my honest opinion! I mean maybe I should reach out? The world does need more peace and burrata after all!
Burrata with Roasted Tomatoes & Spicy Pesto is best served with fresh baguette sliced and toasted. However, you can always use your favorite dippers or bread. It is a warm appetizer so I wouldn’t recommend making it ahead.
I live in a place where we have ripe juicy tomatoes year around. Use whatever tomatoes you have in a season for this recipe. Any variety of ripe juicy tomatoes will work! If you use large tomatoes just be sure to cut them into 1-inch pieces. Roasted jammy tomatoes are truly a perfect spread of toasts or in your favorite pasta.
This spicy pesto really has so much flavor, I love a dish with a touch of spicy, sweet, and salty. This Burrata with Roasted Tomatoes & Spicy Pesto has all of that, even my 15-month-old could not help herself she was double-dipping galore, haha. She made me a giant mess, recipe creation with a toddler it’s wild, and in less than a month I’m adding a newborn to my clan! Not to get off subject, but 4 kids…I am super excited and slightly nervous…
How to make Burrata with Roasted Tomatoes & Spicy Pesto
Start by making your spicy pesto. This is a small batch of pesto so I highly recommend using a small bullet blender or a smaller food processor.
To a medium-size baking dish add the tomatoes, freshly minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Toss and coat the tomatoes, then bake for 30 minutes.
Once tomatoes are roasted top with spicy pesto liberally, I like to have to keep a small amount on the side for those who like an extra kick. Top dish with burrata. Since it’s a hot dish the burrata will melt and become perfect for dipping. Top with flakey sea salt and pepper.
Love easy and delicious appetizers, also try:
- Steak and Burrata Crostini
- Oven Roasted Tomatoes & Burrata with Hot Honey
- Honey Balsamic Figs and Burrata
- Peach, Corn & Burrata Salad
- Fresh Tomato and Burrata Salad with Pesto
- Blackberry Baked Brie
- Spinach Artichoke Dip
- Buffalo Cauliflower Bites and Avocado Dip
- 20 oz cherry tomatoes
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp basil
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- 3/4 cups cilantro
- 1/2 green onion sprig
- 1/2 small jalapeño (seeds removed for less spicy)
- 1/4 cup raw almonds
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.In a small baking dish add in your tomatoes, basil, oregano, & garlic, salt, pepper toss, and coat.
- Bake tomatoes for 30 minutes.
- While tomatoes bake combine your pesto ingredients and in a food processor or a small bullet blender pulse till smooth.
- Add pesto on top of roasted tomatoes followed by Burrata, salt, and pepper. Serve with warm toast, enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 166Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 105mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 2g