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Easiest Every Calabrian Chili and Burrata Appetizer

This Calabrian Chili and Burrata Appetizer is going to be the star of all your summer gatherings. This is basically a classic bruschetta but so so much better. We take juicy heirloom cherry tomatoes and toss them with fiery calabrian chilis, zippy red wine vinegar, parsley, garlic, and a few briny capers. We spoon it over creamy burrata and serve with crusty bread.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Keyword burrata appetizer, burrata bruschetta, bruschetta, spicy bruschetta
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 338 kcal
Author Nicole

Ingredients

  • 10 oz heirloom cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp chopped calabrian chilis
  • 2 tbsp oil from the calabrian chilii jar
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 16 oz mini burrata balls You can find them in two eight-ounce containers with four balls of burrata per conainter.
  • 1 loaf rustic ciabatta
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1-2 large garlic clove (whole)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Add tomatoes, calabrian chilis, calabrian chili oil, red wine vinegar, capers, parsley, garlic, salt, and pepper to a large bowl. Stir to combine. Set aside. Let everything marinate for at least 15 minutes, but preferably an hour or more. You can make this up to one day in advance. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Make and toast the bread while it sits.

  3. Using a sharp bread knife, cut the loaf of bread into 1/2-inch to 1-inch slices. Cut each piece in half vertically. Place on a large rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil. You can also use a pastry brush to brush each slice with olive oil. Sprinkle GENEROUSLY with kosher salt and a little bit of freshly cracked black pepper. Bake in the oven until crisp and ever-so-slighly golden brown, about 12-15 minutes. When the bread comes out take the whole garlic clove and rub it on the hot bread to infuse with garlic.

  4. Arrange the burrata in a large shallow serving dish or bowl. Pour the tomato and chili mixture on top. Serve with prepared bread.

Nutrition Facts
Easiest Every Calabrian Chili and Burrata Appetizer
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 338 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 453mg20%
Potassium 80mg2%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 572IU11%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 305mg31%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.