Burrata crustini makes a lovely appetizer for any occasion. It was how we began our Sammarinese meal. We enjoyed it with a little Prosecco (Italian Sparkling wine) and a toast Saluti which means cheers in Italian.
Burrata Crustini are just little pieces of toast that with a slice of creamy burrata cheese and topped with fresh tomato, avocado, thin slices of red onion and then drizzled with a balsamic glaze.
Burrata cheese is typically made from buffaloes that graze on the plateaus of Apulia in Italy. It is an area that has rich forage for grazing. Here in the USA you will likely find it made from cows milk which is still delicious but if you can find it made from buffalo, I highly recommend it.
Burrata has a soft silky shell wrapped around a creamy center similar to fresh mozzarella cheese but creamier. You will often find it stored in water as it is also a fresh cheese. It spreads beautifully on a piece of toast or bread. The additional toppings simply take it to another level. I love balsamic glaze which adds the perfect amount of sweetness to the bite.
This recipe is so quick and easy and is always a crowd pleaser, you will love it!
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Burrata Crustini (A Creamy Cheese Toast)
Burrata Crustini makes a lovely appetizer for any occasion, you will love it!
- 1 lb Burrata Cheese
- 1 Avocado
- 1/2 Red onion
- 2 Ripe Tomatoes
- 8 pieces brioche toast
- 1 Tablespoon Balsamic Glaze
Arrange 8 pieces of brioche toast or toasted baguette on a platter
Cut the Burrata cheese into 8 pieces and spread on the toast
Slice the tomatoes into slices and place one piece on each piece of toast
Peel and slice the avocado and add a slice on each piece of tomato
Peel and slice the red onion into rings and place over each piece of avocado
Drizzle balsamic glaze over the Burrata Crustini's and serve.