Easy-to-make crostini, slathered with smokey black garlic and creamy burrata cheese, perfectly paired with pungent olive oil and Maldon sea salt flakes!
Crostini’s are one of my absolute favorite appetizers, no doubt. Between my obsessions with charcuterie and all things small bites, it’s safe to say that I’m a fan of all foods intended to entertain. I first found this black garlic at Whole Foods one day, and the minute I smelled its nutty, smokey aroma, I knew I had to make some magic with it. So where did my brain go? Crostini. Burrata cheese + black garlic crostini, to be exact. Here’s what I did with it.
HOW TO MAKE BURRATA CHEESE + BLACK GARLIC CROSTINI
First things first, as with any crostini, you need a good bread base. I have two favorite breads that I choose for crostini, either a good crunchy French bread or a delectable sourdough. Being gluten-free, and having a good local source of gluten-free sourdough from Bread Srsly, I went with their classic sourdough. I use their sourdough for all of my crostini recipes, and this burrata cheese + black garlic crostini is no exception.
Start by slicing your bread. Obviously. Toast your bread however you wish, either by slathering it with olive oil and roasting it in a cast iron pan, or popping it in the toaster and letting it crisp up to a nice golden color.
The term “black garlic” may sound funky and slightly terrifying, but it’s just fermented garlic! You can make it yourself by letting it ferment for over 3 weeks, or you can take the shortcut like I did and buy it from Whole Foods. (Highly recommend taking the shortcut.) Once it’s fermented, black garlic spreads like butter. So I spread that all over my crostini base.
THE MOST IMPORTANT PART – TOPPINGS
Yeah yeah, the bread is important and the flavor layer is important, but let’s get to the good stuff: the toppings! Since black garlic offers that smokey almost nutty flavor, I felt that it would pair well with a rich and creamy burrata cheese. Burrata cheese pairs perfectly with olive oil, and naturally olive oil pairs perfectly with Maldon sea salt flakes, so the rest of this black garlic burrata crostini just put itself together.
That’s it! You made it! You made a beautiful burrata cheese + black garlic crostini. I won’t lie, you’ll probably find this at my wedding reception. It’s. That. Good.
I hope you make them, and I hope you love them! And if you’re in the mood for some other snacks or small bites, check out some of my other crostini recipes here!Print
Easy-to-make crostini, slathered with smokey black garlic and creamy burrata cheese, perfectly paired with pungent olive oil and flaky sea salt!
- Slice sourdough bread into thick pieces
- Toast bread until golden
- Spread black garlic over crostini
- Slice burrata cheese into thick pieces, and place on crostini
- Drizzle with olive oil
- Sprinkle with sea salt flakes
- Serve, and enjoy!
Keywords: burrata, burrata cheese, black garlic, garlic crostini, appetizer