Burrata appetizer ideas: easy marinated burrata with oil & herbs.

Burrata appetizer: marinated burrata
Burrata appetizer ideas: basil marinated burrata #gourmetproject #italianrecipe #appetizers

Hello! I’m back in Italy, and back to Italian ingredients. {I was in London these days, eating and wandering around. I only cooked once, to make fresh pasta for my brother and family). And so begins my Early Autumn project: an easy and delicious burrata appetizer, seasonal salads, a foodie find from France and biscotti!

It’s that time of the year, once again. Time to enjoy the last produce of shiny Summer, and discover what shady and deliciously melancholic Fall has to offer. Which often means lots of vegetables and herbs, lovely aromatic herbs. But also cheese boards and delicious burrata.

Taking advantage of freshly picked herbs, that are now or never to be used, my first attempt has been to marinate this wonderful Italian cheese and transform it into a stunning burrata appetizer (or a panini ingredient).

Something to make you glee on your meat-free Mondays.

This is the basic recipe, you may add whatever comes to your mind: chili, black pepper, thyme, oregano… endless options not only for early Autumn, but for the rest of the year as well.

marinated burrata appetizer

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2
Author Claudia Rinaldi


  • 1 cup burrata cheese
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 3-4 fresh basil leaves
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium size glass jar


  1. Peel and crush the garlic.
  2. Place burrata, garlic and basil in the jar. Pour olive oil to completely cover the cheese.

  3. Refrigerate at least two hours. But if you wait until the next day, flavors will enhance considerably.

  4. Take your burrata appetizer out of the fridge at least 30 minutes before devouring it, with Italian bread, of course!

enjoy this and all the burrata appetizers you’ll create!