Tomato and Pesto Bruschetta with Burrata
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Tomato and Pesto Bruschetta with Burrata

Sigh.

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I had such great intentions for this post.

I figured that there would be plenty of tomato posts with this assignment from Recipe Redux this month:

Fresh from the Garden: The season of bountiful produce has arrived. Whether your produce comes from the farmers’ market, a CSA share, or a plot of dirt out back, show how you are using fresh July fruits or veggies. And if you have gardening successes – or failures – please share! 

Bursting with pride at my garden this year (hello, watermelons, tomatoes, red peppers and cucumbers!) It was going to be 100%, full on, no holds barred CUCUMBERS for this one.  I’m a big fan of the cucumber. 

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 Not quite finished….see the flower on the bottom? 

 

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 Work your magic, Mr. Bee!

 

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 Harvested cucumber next to phone case for size comparison.

Note: the phone case was not harvested

 

I harvested my cucumbers, peeled, sliced, diced and added them to a delicious salmon salad with tomatoes and avocados. I set up the pictures, shot them and upon editing, realized that they–well–sucked. Determined, I went back the next day armed with another cucumber and prepared the same salad and shot it a few different ways. Again, the shots sucked. 

It was fall back time….and what a delicious and summery fall back I have for you—with yes, the tomatoes. 

 

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This might not even qualify as a recipe, but I’m going to count it as one. Stay with me.

Tomato and Pesto Bruschetta with Burrata

 

French Bread + store bought or homemade pesto + sliced tomatoes + burrata + salt, pepper, Spanish olive oil and a touch of balsamic vinegar (all to taste)

The bread is best grilled, the pesto is best homemade, the tomatoes are best homegrown and if you don’t have burrata, use Mozzarella. All in all, it’s a very beautiful and forgiving recipe. 

Perfect for summer cookouts, parties or even a quick breakfast or lunch. 

 

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  • Meal Makeover Mom Janice
    Posted at 09:03h, 23 July Reply

    No offense, but I’m glad your cucumber photos sucked! Because if they didn’t we might not have had these gorgeous photos of this amazing pesto bruschetta with my favorite burrata cheese. Makes me want to hop in the car to get that cheese right now!

    • Robin
      Posted at 12:11h, 23 July Reply

      You are hilarious. You know when the pics just….suck? Always good to have a Plan B. Can’t wait to see you!!

  • Jenny Shea Rawn
    Posted at 12:32h, 23 July Reply

    Could eat this for dinner every night. Are there any better summer flavors? Don’t think so. Sounds like you’ve had quite a garden harvest! And your cucumbers look fab! Sorry the salmon/cukes/tomato/avocado salad didn’t turn out so pretty – it sounds pretty darn tasty.

    • Robin
      Posted at 14:16h, 23 July Reply

      I’m a novice at gardening, but I really enjoy it. This is my second summer and I’m learning every season. The salmon salad is literally chopped salmon (used leftovers) +tomatoes, cucumbers and avocado–all diced. Simple!

  • Deanna Segrave-Daly
    Posted at 12:37h, 23 July Reply

    Well, these photos sure don’t suck. I could eat this bruschetta every day in the summer and be perfectly happy. And you woman of many talents – a prolific gardner too? Envious of your mad skillz – this is were our #parallellives end (but I still love you.)

    • Robin
      Posted at 14:17h, 23 July Reply

      Prolific? HA! Hardly. You should see the mess that I’ve got going on right now–there are SO MANY CUCUMBERS that they are choking out the peppers and tomatoes–I have to prune them back! Our #parallellives will never end!! XO

  • Jessica @ Nutritioulicious
    Posted at 13:12h, 23 July Reply

    I still want the salmon avocado cucumber tomato salad recipe! But in the meantime, my mouth will keep watering for this fabulous-looking bruschetta!

    • Robin
      Posted at 14:18h, 23 July Reply

      Thanks, Jessica! For the salmon salad:
      Chopped salmon (used leftovers) +tomatoes, cucumbers and avocado–all diced. Simple!

  • dixya | food, pleasure, and health
    Posted at 13:27h, 23 July Reply

    this looks delightful..anything with burrata or pesto, i am sold.

    • Robin
      Posted at 14:18h, 23 July Reply

      Thanks! I’m rarely on trend, but burrata is HOT, HOT, HOT right now!

  • Marisa | Marisa Moore Nutrition
    Posted at 15:24h, 23 July Reply

    This bruschetta + a glass of wine = a really good summer night!

    Looks so good, Robin! I’ve been on a burrata kick since Madrid… where the whipped burrata at the market was so incredible.

    • Robin
      Posted at 15:30h, 23 July Reply

      I love that idea, Marisa!

      You wouldn’t know it by looking at the picture or the recipe, but that’s Spanish olive oil i’m using…:)

  • Kelly @ Kitchology
    Posted at 13:56h, 24 July Reply

    Oh my gosh loveeee Burrata. This looks absolutely amazing! With all the tomatoes in my garden I will be sure to try 🙂

    • Robin
      Posted at 17:09h, 24 July Reply

      Burrata makes everything better, right? Thanks for stopping by, Kelly!

  • Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen
    Posted at 15:15h, 31 July Reply

    this is definitely a recipe perfect for summer!

    Your garden harvested some great looking cucumbers. The cucumbers I planted got eaten by deer .. boo

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