This Burrata Appetizer Plate is made with red bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, garlic, oregano, balsamic, honey, and burrata cheese.
This is one of my favorite appetizers ever. Not only does it feel light, but it tastes so freaking delicious. The honey balances the tanginess of the tomatoes and balsamic vinegar. It is such a treat and always a crowd pleaser. I add sweet cherry tomatoes and spoon it over the fresh burrata cheese, it makes the dish tasty and colorful. You could even add this in an Italian sandwich!
You'll only need a few simple ingredients to make this. The exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below. Here's an overview of what you'll need:
- Extra-virgin olive oil
- Red bell pepper
- Cherry tomatoes
- Balsamic vinegar
- Burrata cheese
- Toasted bread
See recipe card for Burrata Appetizer Plate quantities.
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
In a small baking dish, add the olive oil, bell peppers, tomatoes, garlic, oregano, balsamic vinegar, honey and salt. Combined well and bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes, until the tomatoes are bursting and the pepper is soft.
Remove the baking dish from the oven give the mixture a good stir. Make space in the middle of the dish and arrange the burrata in there.
Cut the burrata open.
Serve with crackers or toasted bread.
- Olive oil: I would use good quality extra-virgin olive oil for this dish. There is a lot of it so this will give it the best taste.
- Bell Pepper: I used a red bell pepper but the color is totally up to you. I ended up slicing it instead of dicing.
- Cherry tomatoes: I love roasting cherry tomatoes because it really brings out so much flavor in so any dishes. The cherry tomatoes are essential to use for this appetizer.
- Garlic: You can minced the garlic instead of smashing them, totally up to you. You can even use the garlic from the jar, although use fresh garlic for best taste.
- Oregano: I used oregano for this dish although thyme works just as good.
- Balsamic vinegar: I used a bottle of good quality balsamic vinegar, although red wine veingar would work for this too.
- Honey: The honey is used to counteract the acidity of the tomatoes and vinegar - you hardly will taste it. It is such a great combination!
- Burrata cheese: I used burrata cheese for this although if you have a fresh mozzarella that could work as well.
Cooking is a chance to be creative! Have fun with it and feel free to make your own variation.
- Spicy - add chili pepper flakes with the oregano for a spicy kick.
- Deluxe - use toasted bread or crackers for dipping.
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Equipment can have a big impact on how a recipe turns out. Stone bakeware takes longer to heat up than metal pans, and also retain heat for longer, which could make the recipe more watery, or burnt on the outsides.
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This will be good in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
These ingredients don't stand up well to freezing.
Mix the roasted vegetables and make space in the middle for the burrata.Print
- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove