Bring a taste of Italian summer to your table with these fresh and tasty bruschetta topped with delicate Italian burrata cheese, fresh tomatoes and basil. A must-try recipe, for sure!
As you may know, bruschetta is the deliciously world-renowned Italian open sandwich (no bread on top), made with a thick slice of grilled bread, traditionally topped with simple fresh tomatoes, flavored with garlic and basil.
But really, a bruschetta, as any sandwich, is a blank canvass for your culinary imagination to come alive. You can work from the basic recipe and add your favorite ingredients.
In today’s recipe, I’m adding some fresh burrata cheese on top of the bread, to bring a delicate layer of creamy and cheesy indulgence to this Italian masterpiece.
If you’ve tasted burrata before, you’d know what I’m talking about!
The secret to success when making bruschetta is mainly in the ingredients.
For this recipe, you need savory tomatoes (make sure to smell your tomatoes before buying them).
And you need a great crusty loaf, soft on the inside and crispy on the outside, like a French, Italian or Pugliese loaf.
One more secret: I like to cut the bread in extra thick slices, so that when you grill the bread it will be golden and crunchy on the outside, but still soft on the inside. If you were to slice the bread too thin, you’d end up with fully crunchy toast… which is NOT what I look for in my bruschetta.
Once grilled, brush the bread with a garlic clove. I find that the brushing gives enough of a garlicky and spicy flavor to the bread, without over powering the taste of the burrata and tomatoes.
As I mentioned, you can really go crazy with your bruschetta toppings. Think: avocado/ tomatoes, grilled veggies and a drizzle of pesto sauce, fresh mozzarella/cucumber and tomatoes … the options are endless.
Here are two other recipes for bruschetta you might like.
Tomatoes and Grilled Zucchini Bruschetta
Ready to try this too?!? Buon appetito!
RECIPE CARD: How to Make Traditional Italian Bruschetta with Burrata Cheese