Burrata with Pesto and Tomatoes via JennySheaRawn.com

Creamy Burrata with Pesto and Tomatoes

Burrata with Pesto and Tomatoes via JennySheaRawn.comCreamy burrata topped with homemade pesto and halved multicolored cherry or grape tomatoes. Simple. Gorgeous. Fresh. Heavenly.

Do you need any other appetizer this summer? I think not.

Burrata with Pesto and Tomatoes via JennySheaRawn.comOf course, this Creamy Burrata with Pesto and Tomatoes appetizer would be even more over the top if we used our homegrown tomatoes. But, we have at least another month until these beauties, started from seed by my mother-in-law (thanks Coral!) bear any fruit. Until then, we’ll make due with their ok supermarket counterparts. If you have homegrown or farmer’s market tomatoes, use those. Even larger tomatoes will do, just dice them up. If you have the time, make the pesto yourself (it’s easy!).  If you don’t, the store bought version will do just fine.

To make a quick pesto: add a bunch of fresh basil, 1/4 cup pine nuts, 1/4 cup shaved parmesan cheese, 2 cloves garlic to a food processor. While blending, drizzle in about 1/4 – 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil, more if needed. Process until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. 

Burrata with Pesto and Tomatoes via JennySheaRawn.comBurrata is mozzarella that has been formed into a pouch and then filled with strings of mozzarella and cream. It is very rich. Which makes it a perfect marriage with summer tomatoes.

Serve this as an appetizer for your upcoming Fourth of July bbqs with toasted baguette slices. It’ll be gone in a split second.

Here’s how to make this Creamy Burrata with Pesto and Tomatoes:

Creamy Burrata with Pesto and Tomatoes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: Serves 6

Creamy Burrata with Pesto and Tomatoes

Ingredients

  • • 4 oz burrata
  • • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • • ¼ cup pesto
  • • Freshly ground pepper
  • • ½ baguette, sliced and toasted or whole grain crackers

Instructions

  1. Place burrata on a small serving dish.
  2. Top with 1 Tbsp pesto.
  3. Spread remaining pesto around the burrata.
  4. Top burrata and pesto with halved tomatoes.
  5. Add freshly ground pepper to taste.
  6. Serve with a cheese knife and toasted baguette slices.
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  • Anne|Craving Something Healthy June 2, 2016, 1:02 pm

    This just screams summer! I love the dollop of pesto on top instead of regular old basil leaves. Pinned 🙂

    • Jenny Rawn June 3, 2016, 10:15 pm

      @Anne, thank you! The pesto does take it over the top!

  • Lindsey Pine June 2, 2016, 3:36 pm

    Burrata is my fave! This looks like such an easy yet impressive dish to bring to a potluck

    • Jenny Rawn June 3, 2016, 10:15 pm

      @Lindsey, perfect for a potluck! Hope you make it!

  • Jessica @ Nutritioulicious June 2, 2016, 6:18 pm

    I just love this! So pretty, so easy, and so delicious! Perfect for a gathering (although I could eat the whole plate on my own!)

    • Jenny Rawn June 3, 2016, 10:14 pm

      @Jessica, thank you! Perfect for summer parties … or for you and your hubby!

  • Kathryn @ Family Food on the Table June 2, 2016, 8:49 pm

    This looks and sounds so delicious! What a lovely combination of flavors and so perfect for summer entertaining – easy but elegant! Yummed and pinned and can’t wait to try it 🙂

    • Jenny Rawn June 3, 2016, 10:14 pm

      @Kathryn, thanks so much! Hope you try and enjoy.

  • Sonali- The Foodie Physician June 8, 2016, 6:56 pm

    What a gorgeous summer appetizer! I still remember the first time I had burrata…mind blowing 🙂

    • Jenny Rawn June 10, 2016, 10:01 am

      @Sonali, Thank you! And agree, burrata is quite possibly the best cheese. So indulgent!

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