I was talking recently to a fellow foodie while at our local farmer’s market. She had chosen to purchase one of my small sourdough loaves that have cheese and either garlic or sundried tomatoes in them. I had mentioned how they are great for sandwiches if you slice them lengthwise. She mentioned it was going to be used for a bruschetta. We then got to talking about the website and recipes and how I should make a bruschetta recipe to share. That weekend I ended up having a leftover loaf to use at home. Instead of making a bruschetta I instead made this dip.
I remembered I had 1 burrata cheese ball left in a container and some cherry tomatoes. I have made a similar tomato mixture on top of a baguette, but this one is a quick version best used with dipping toast or other breads into. If you are unfamiliar with burrata, it is a mozzarella cheese that is stuffed with tiny pieces of mozzarella mixed with cream. When you cut into it you get a creamy cheese mixture that oozes out onto whatever surface it is on. By mixing it with the tomatoes and a little olive oil you create a creamy spread perfect for topping on a nicely toasted bread. Try this out and if you like it, you should also try the Roasted Tomato and Ricotta Cheese Baguette. Enjoy!
Burrata and Cherry Tomato Dip
- 1 medium Burrata mozzarella cheese ball
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 tsp garlic fresh minced
- 1/4 tsp basil flakes
- 1/4 tsp oregano flakes
- 1/2 tsp Calabrian chili with oil
- 1/4 tsp salt coarse ground
- 1 tbsp Parmesan cheese grated
- 1 baguette French bread or bread of choice for dipping
- Place Burrata in center of serving dish. Cut your bread into small slices, toast, and set aside. In a small skillet place 1 tablespoon olive oil and start heating on medium high. Clean your cherry tomatoes and place in the oil. While sautéing the tomatoes, add your garlic, basil, oregano, and peppers with oil. Cook until the tomatoes start to pop open. Pour the tomatoes over the burrata. Sprinkle the top with salt, parmesan cheese, and a drizzle of olive oil. Serve with the bread you toasted and Enjoy!