Let’s Make a Fig Burrata Caprese Appetizer

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Make the most of fig season with the fig burrata Caprese appetizer! Fresh burrata, figs, basil, olive oil, balsamic glaze, salt and pepper taste amazing on their own or scooped onto a slice of your favorite bread!

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When it’s fig season I can’t stop buying figs wherever I see them- Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, and the Farmer’s market. I like all the different varieties, my favorite being tiger striped. If you love figs as much as I do, or if you are new to figs and just looking for a fun way to enjoy them, then you will love this fig burrata appetizer! Fresh burrata cheese, fresh figs, fresh basil, with aged balsamic, good quality olive oil, salt & pepper make for a delicious appetizer any day of the week! It is essentially a fig Caprese that you scoop up and top on bread, what’s not to love?!

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You might also love these other fig recipes and these other unique Caprese recipes!

Fig Burrata Caprese Appetizer

Because there are only a handful of ingredients in this recipe, using high quality ingredients is important!

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Fresh figs any variety is great, and you can even use a few different varieties at once for this. Figs that are ripe, but not over-ripe are perfect.

Fresh Burrata is such a creamy and delicious cheese, that combines so well with figs. I like to use Crema di Bufala Burrata from Belfiore Cheese, but any good quality cheese brand will do!

Olive Oil is needed for drizzling. Any good quality olive oil works, always try to use extra virgin olive oil. Colive olive oil is a great oil that I’m enjoying lately, and what I used for this recipe.

Balsamic Glaze adds a rich and complex sweetness in this appetizer. I used Seggiano Super Dense Classic Balsamic Glaze, but you can also simply reduce whatever balsamic vinegar you have on hand to make your own reduction/glaze.

Fresh Basil Leaves add a subtle peppery flavor and make a great garnish for this.

Flake salt & freshly ground pepper

Good quality bread for serving a sliced and toasted baguette works great for this. I’ve been into making this no-knead bread recipe from the NYtimes and that’s what I used.

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How To Make Fig Burrata Caprese Appetizer

First, cut and spread the burrata out on your serving platter, I used an 8 X 8 square platter. This step doesn’t look pretty, but once you add all the other ingredients it will look better so don’t panic.

Next, place burrata halves or quarters on the platter. Garnish with torn basil leaves, flake salt and freshly ground pepper. Finally, drizzle with a little olive oil and balsamic glaze. Serve with slices of your favorite bread for guests to make their own fig toasts.

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Alternatively, instead of adding these ingredients to the platter and serving alongside bread, you could make crostinis by brushing thinly sliced bread pieces with olive oil and placing on baking sheets to broil for 1-3 minutes until bread begins to brown.  Add ingredients onto individual crostinis and serve immediately.

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Fig Burrata Caprese Appetizer

This fig burrata Caprese is a delicious appetizer and can be served on its own or on toast.

Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword aged balsamic, avo toast, balck mission figs, basil, burrata, caprese, crostini, toastini
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 317 kcal
Author Emily

Ingredients

  • 8 oz fresh figs, halved or quartered any variety, or a mix
  • 8 oz fresh burrata
  • olive oil
  • aged balsamic
  • fresh basil leaves
  • flake salt & freshly ground pepper
  • good quality bread slices or toasts for serving

Instructions

  1. Add burrata to your serving platter. Carefully slice it into fourths and gently move the burrata into smaller pieces around the platter, leaving empty spaces for the fig slices. Add fig pieces to the platter. Add fresh basil. Drizzle with good quality olive oil, aged balsamic, flake salt and freshly ground pepper.

    Fig Burrata Appetizer
  2. Serve alongside slices of good quality bread for topping.

    fig burrata appetizer crostini with balsamic glaze and fresh basil

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

The nutrition information is an estimation of the Caprese portion of this recipe, and does not include bread.

Any nutritional information on RainbowDelicious.com should only be used as a general guideline. This information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that the information will be completely accurate. The nutritional labels are a product of online calculators such as (but not limited to) Verywellfit.com   Although RainbowDelicious.com attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered only as estimates. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in fresh produce, and the way ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Fig Burrata Caprese Appetizer
Amount Per Serving
Calories 317 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 8.6g54%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 466mg20%
Potassium 390mg11%
Fiber 5.6g23%
Sugar 27.9g31%
Protein 11.9g24%
Calcium 394mg39%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Comments

  1. Andrea Metlika says

    5 stars
    This looks beautiful and I love the flavors. Deliciousness!

  2. 5 stars
    It looks absolutely delicious. Fresh figs are in season now. I will surely try out this appetizer. Healthy and tasty. Thanks for sharing.

  3. 5 stars
    A unique and the best way to enjoy some healthy Appetizer.Love to make some for friends and family.

  4. 5 stars
    The figs and the burrata are the perfect combination! We made them for our movie night to snack on and we were fighting over the last one.

  5. 5 stars
    These looks so good. What a great appitizer!

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