This prosciutto bruschetta starts with crusty toast and is layered with creamy burrata, thin shavings of prosciutto and spoonfuls of fresh chive vinaigrette. It’s a gorgeous appetizer that is so easy to throw together for last minute guests or a much needed fancy lunch.
I’ll be straight here-- burrata and prosciutto are easy sells. They’re delicious straight out of the package, and it doesn’t take much to transform them into a showstopping appetizer.
So I like to keep it simple with good crusty bread, burrata and prosciutto, but then I add a little bit of flair with the chive vinaigrette. It’s a punchy dressing with a touch of balsamic and dijon, some fresh lemon, an elegant bite of shallots, and of course, a lot of fresh chives.
The dressing balances the richness of the burrata and tempers the salty kick of the ham. It packs the bruschetta with so much flavor, and it gets soaked up with the craggily bread and creamy burrata curds. Best of all, it makes this prosciutto bruschetta easy to enjoy year round (assuming you can find chives at your local grocery store-- we always can).
Be warned though, this is a messy toast in the best possible way. Spills of cold burrata, velvety bites of prosciutto and flavorful drips of vinaigrette. It's everything you could want!
what you need for this prosciutto bruschetta recipe
- crusty bread
- olive oil
- salt and pepper
- lemon juice
- balsamic vinegar
- djion mustard
how to make prosciutto bruschetta
- make chive vinaigrette
- brush sliced bread with olive oil and bake until crusty but still springy
- rub garlic over toast, let cool
- tear burrata over the toast, top with prosciutto and drizzle with chive dressing
- Make sure to buy thinly sliced prosciutto! It should be sliced so thinly you can see light through the meat, otherwise it will be tough and chewy. Good prosciutto should have a supple, buttery and melt in your mouth texture-- most of which will naturally follow from paper thin slices!
- To prevent watery toast, I like to transfer a burrata ball to a paper towel-line plate and gently dab it to dry the outside. Then tear half a ball over each piece of toast, carefully catching the curds as they spill out and keeping them on the bread.
- Feel free to substitute any soft herb in place of the chives! Oregano, parsley, mint, or tarragon (or a mix of your favorites!) all work great.
more bruschetta, crostini and toast recipes to try!
burrata crostini with blackberries, prosciutto and sage
fava bean toast with ricotta and crispy prosciutto
greens and giant beans on toast
smoked salmon crostini with creme fraiche
wild mushroom toast with brown butter, ricotta and parsley
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This crunchy prosciutto bruschetta is layered with creamy burrata, thinly shaved prosciutto and spoonfuls of fresh chive dressing. So tasty!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 4
- Category: Appetizer
- Method: Toast
- Cuisine: American
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- ½ tsp honey
- 2 tbsp minced chives
- 1 tbsp minced shallot (about a quarter of a shallot)
- kosher salt
- black pepper
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 4 ½-inch thick slices crusty bread
- olive oil
- kosher salt
- freshly ground black pepper
- 1 garlic clove, peeled
- 8 oz burrata
- 3 oz thinly sliced prosciutto (about 8 slices)
- fresh herbs, for garnish
- Combine lemon juice, vinegar, dijon, honey, chives, shallot, ¼ tsp kosher salt and black pepper in a small bowl. Slowly whisk in the olive oil until combined and thick. Taste and add more salt or pepper, if desired.
- Preheat oven to 450°F.
- Arrange sliced bread on a baking sheet, brush both sides with olive oil and season with salt and black pepper. Bake for 6- 8 minutes, or until golden on the edges and slightly springy in the center. Rub each slice with a garlic clove and set aside to cool.
- To assemble bruschetta, gently tear the burrata into large pieces and divide across the toasts. Drizzle with chive dressing and drape the prosciutto over top. Scatter with herbs and serve!
Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
- Serving Size: ½ toast
- Calories: 212
- Sugar: 2g
- Sodium: 558mg
- Fat: 15g
- Saturated Fat: 5.1g
- Unsaturated Fat: 8.6g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 9.5g
- Fiber: 0.5g
- Protein: 11g
- Cholesterol: 30mg
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