Bursting Cherry Tomatoes and Burrata Appetizer

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Create a delightful appetizer using fresh ingredients from your garden like shallots, garlic, cherry tomatoes, and grapes!

This burrata appetizer bursts with flavor, featuring cherry tomatoes, grapes, and loads of creamy burrata cheese atop a bed of fresh herbs.

Got an abundance of cherry tomatoes? Whip up this summer appetizer! Bursting cherry tomatoes and grapes mingle with fragrant herbs and creamy burrata cheese, making it perfect for backyard BBQs or any gathering.

Indulge in this delicious burrata appetizer, perfect for sharing and enjoyed with homemade crostini.

Bursting Cherry Tomatoes and Burrata Appetizer

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer
Servings 6


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil plus more for drizzling
  • 1/4 cup sliced shallot
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt divided
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup red or black grapes
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 16 oz. burrata cheese 2 8-oz. balls
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint or chopped fresh basil


  • Heat olive oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium/high heat. Add shallots, sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt, and sauté for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add minced garlic to the shallots and sauté for an additional 2-3 minutes. Toss in tomatoes, grapes, and thyme sprigs. Drizzle with vinegar and toss.
  • Reduce heat to medium, sprinkle remaining salt over ingredients, and toss. Cover and let cook for 10 minutes. Uncover and cook for an additional 10 minutes until a jammy sauce forms.
  • Remove from heat and let rest for 10 minutes. Tear burrata in half and place on top of tomatoes and grapes. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with cracked pepper, and top with fresh mint.
  • Serve with toasted sourdough bread.


Covering the pan initially helps burst tomatoes and grapes, while uncovering allows liquid to evaporate. Simmer time may vary based on tomato moisture.

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