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Meet my DREAM summertime meal…Marinated Cherry Tomatoes with Burrata + Toast

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Yes, I did say meal. I know technically this is an appetizer, but put burrata cheese, toast, and the most delicious heirloom cherry tomatoes in front of me and it becomes my meal. Like I’ll eat the entire thing myself.

It. Is. SO. Good.

Do you guys remember on Monday how I told you all that I found the prettiest heirloom tomatoes over the weekend!?? Yeah, well this is just ONE of the MANY recipes that have come from that batch of tomatoes. Honestly, you cannot believe all the recipes inspired by these heirloom tomatoes. I know how insane it sounds, but I swear, finding those tomatoes was certainly the best thing ever for my creative juices.

YESSS.

Really, I need to try to make it out to the farm stand a bit more. I mean, you just never know what you might find!

Marinated Cherry Tomatoes with Burrata + Toast | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvestMarinated Cherry Tomatoes with Burrata + Toast | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Marinated Cherry Tomatoes with Burrata + Toast | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

The details…

So here’s how this whole recipe goes down. First, you should know that it is embarrassingly EASY. Like toss everything together in a bowl and call it a day.

…one, start off with your marinade. It’s a simple blend of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, fresh garden herbs (or for me herbs in pots outside my door…which I LOVE having), garlic, salt + pepper. Super simple blend, but seriously SOOOO good.

…two, now add in your tomatoes. They don’t have to be heirloom cherry tomatoes, but if you can find them, I want to BEG you to cough up the extra bucks and buy the heirlooms. Like nothing compares – NOTHING. It’s like eating candy. YUM.

Now some chill time…

…three, chill time. You wanna let your tomatoes marinate for at least thirty minutes, but a few hours is ideal…meaning, yes, this is an amazing party appetizer that you can make in advance. Yes, please!

…four, once your tomatoes have had some chill time and you’re ready to dive in, you need to grill or toast some really good bread. I love a good seeded sourdough.

…five, and probably most importantly, get yourself a few balls of really good burrata cheese. Oh yes, burrata, aka my favorite cheese of the summer.

…six, find some fresh figs to pair with your cheese, tomatoes, and bread.

….seven, eat, and eat, and EAT. Well um, OK. 🙂

Marinated Cherry Tomatoes with Burrata + Toast | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvestMarinated Cherry Tomatoes with Burrata + Toast | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvestMarinated Cherry Tomatoes with Burrata + Toast | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Pretty simple, right? So simple that I’m pretty sure this recipe should become at least a once weekly thing until summer’s end. Yes, FOR SURE.

And let’s not even talk about summer’s end until mid September, because even though the days are slowly getting shorter and my nights are becoming increasingly colder, I am certainly not even ready to think about the fact that this is our last full month of summer. Just no… I can’t.

From now until mid September it’s going to only be talk of tomatoes, corn, zucchini, all the berries, all the stone fruits, and all the icy cold sweet treats. Deal? K, cool!

Soooo, this means tomatoes + burrata for dinner, right???

Marinated Cherry Tomatoes with Burrata + Toast | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvestMarinated Cherry Tomatoes with Burrata + Toast | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

OK, and lastly, I have some exciting news to share! The Bloglovin’ Awards will be held in New York City on September 12, 2016 and Half Baked Harvest has been nominated as one of their Top 5 Food Blogs.

Marinated Cherry Tomatoes with Burrata + Toast | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Marinated Cherry Tomatoes with Burrata + Toast.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Refrigerate 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories Per Serving: 180 kcal

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Instructions

  • In medium size mixing bowl, whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt + pepper, basil, thyme, garlic and crushed red pepper flakes. Add tomatoes and gently toss to combine. Allow the tomatoes to marinate for 2-4 hours or in the fridge. Bring to room temp before serving.
  • To serve, place the tomatoes in a serving bowl or bowls and top with burrata cheese and fresh figs. Serve with grilled or toasted bread.

Grilled Bread

  • Preheat your grill to high heat or preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Place the slices of bread on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil on both sides. Rub each side of bread with the halved garlic clove. Sprinkle the toast with salt and pepper. Place the bread slices on the grill and grill both for about 2-3 minutes per side or until lightly chard. Remove from the grill and serve warm with the tomatoes + burrata.
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Marinated Cherry Tomatoes with Burrata + Toast | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

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    1. Hey Jocelyn,
      Happy Friday!! Thanks so much for trying this recipe out, I love to hear that it was enjoyed!! xx

  1. Hi! Would this work similar to your whipped ricotta recipes, meaning can I maybe whip the burrata as well for an easier spread? Or does it not work the same?

    1. Hey Jennifer,
      Sorry, I wouldn’t recommend whipping burrata:) Let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xTieghan

  2. Can I freeze a pesto or a basil vinaigrette as we have tons of fresh basil in garden and I would love to have it this winter?

    1. Hey Robin,
      Yes, you can definitely make some pesto and freeze it! I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  3. 5 stars
    This was bomb. My husband and I loved it. I made it for him after a long day of school and he was thrilled.

    1. Hey Alexandra,
      Yes cut the tomatoes in half first. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  4. 5 stars
    This was my go-to recipe last spring/summer and now I have started again!! This time I used it to make pasta salad instead of serving it over bread. Another fabulous recipe!!

    1. Hey Kim! You can make the tomatoes up to 4 days ahead of time. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan