Use your garden tomatoes and basil to make this simple summer appetizer! It is always a crowd pleaser!
For the garlic toasts:
1loaf rustic bread or a French baguette
Olive oilfor drizzling on bread
2peeled garlic cloves
For the burrata:
16ozgrape or cherry tomatoes,halved
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper,to taste
Fresh basil,for garnish
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. With a bread knife, slice the bread into 1-inch thick slices. Drizzle the bread with the olive oil on both sides and place slices in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Toast for 10 minutes, flipping bread halfway through, or until both sides are golden. Remove the bread from the oven and rub the garlic cloves over the top of the toasts to infuse garlic flavor.
While the bread is toasting, place the tomatoes in a small bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
When ready to serve, place the burrata on a platter or serving dish. Spoon the tomatoes around the burrata. Drizzle pesto over the burrata and tomatoes and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Garnish the tomatoes with fresh basil. Arrange the bread slices around the cheese and tomatoes and serve.
You can also grill the bread in the summertime instead of toasting in the oven.