Tomato Burrata Prosciutto Sandwiches with Garlic Confit

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You’ll instantly fall in love with these easy tomato and burrata prosciutto sandwiches with garlic confit! Every bite is bursting with incredible flavor! Toasted ciabatta bread gets a generous spread of roasted garlic, then topped with creamy burrata cheese, sweet heirloom tomatoes, salty prosciutto, a sprinkling of fresh basil, and a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. These open-faced sandwiches are great year-round, but especially during the summertime with fresh heirloom tomatoes! Enjoy these as a snack, lunch, or an appetizer.

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Ingredients for Burrata Tomato Sandwiches

These delicious prosciutto sandwiches require very few ingredients to make! Here’s some info about the main items you’ll need; find the full list of ingredients in the printable recipe card below.

  • Burrata Cheese: this creamy and mild cheese is very similar to fresh mozzarella. Fresh mozzarella or ricotta cheese will also work for these tomato sandwiches.
  • Prosciutto: look for extra-thin sliced authentic Italian prosciutto.
  • Bread: I like to use a fluffy ciabatta or similar bread.
  • Tomatoes: large, sweet heirloom tomatoes are the best choice for these sandwiches!
  • Fresh Basil: for sprinkling over each sandwich.
  • Garlic: I like to peel my own garlic for the confit, but pre-peeled garlic will also work well. You can find large bags of peeled garlic in Costco.
  • Olive Oil: for cooking the garlic confit. Avocado oil will also work great.

How to Make Garlic Confit

I make these tomato and prosciutto sandwiches with a delicious garlic confit as the spread. Garlic confit is simply garlic that’s been cooked low and slow until the cloves are golden and extra soft. You can make the confit ahead of time and just keep it covered and stored at room temperature. For longer storage, place the garlic into your refrigerator.

  1. Peel the garlic and then place the cloves in a small saucepan. Pour in the oil – you can use avocado or olive oil. Add in the fresh thyme and season with pepper.
  2. Bring the oil to a simmer over medium heat, then reduce the heat to the lowest setting, cover the pan, and simmer for 45 minutes to an hour. The garlic should be extra soft and golden.
  3. Remove the garlic oil from the heat. It can be used right away for the sandwiches.

Prepping the Sandwich Ingredients

While the garlic confit is cooking, it’s the perfect time to prepare the rest of the sandwich ingredients. Take this time to slice the bread, slice the tomatoes, chop the fresh basil, and ready the olive oil, balsamic glaze, salt and pepper.

How to Make Burrata Prosciutto Sandwiches

Once you have the garlic confit ready to go, it’s time to make the sandwiches!

  1. Slice the bread into thick slices and place the bread onto a baking sheet. Using a pastry brush, dip into the garlic oil, then brush each bread slice. Toast the bread using the oven broiler; or, you can toast each slice in a frying pan.
  2. If desired, spread a generous amount of mayonnaise onto the bread. Add about 4 to 6 cloves of garlic per slice, then mash it and spread it evenly.
  3. Top the garlic with creamy burrata cheese, spreading it to the edges. Next, add several pieces of sliced tomatoes and season the tomato generously with salt and pepper.
  4. Add several pieces of prosciutto on top, then sprinkle with the fresh basil.
  5. Drizzle a touch of olive oil and balsamic glaze over each slice and enjoy!

Serving Suggestions

I recommend serving and enjoying these prosciutto sandwiches right away! Once they’re assembled, they won’t stand for too long. If need to serve these later, I recommend preparing all the ingredients ahead of time, then assembling the sandwiches right before serving.

The garlic confit can stand in the refrigerator for 1 week. You can also save any leftover oil and use it for cooking other dishes.

More Recipes!

Enjoyed this easy and delicious tomato burrata sandwich recipe? Check out some of my other recipes you’re sure to enjoy!

  • Burrata Bruschetta Crostini – another delicious and easy appetizer with burrata, tomato bruschetta and prosciutto on toasted baguette.
  • Garlicky Zucchini Tomato Crostini – these are addictively delicious! I always make a double batch! Toasted bread with a garlic mayo spread, tomatoes and fried zucchini.
  • Fig & Prosciutto Crostini – perfect for entertaining! Toasted baguette spread with creamy cheese, topped with fig jam and prosciutto.
  • The Best BLT Sandwich – the ultimate sandwich recipe! With a smoky mayo spread, ham, cheese, eggs, avocado and more!

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Tomato, Burrata & Prosciutto Sandwiches with Garlic Confit

20 mins prep + 1 hr cook
8 sandwiches
The best tomato and burrata prosciutto sandwiches with garlic confit! Toasted bread with garlic spread, tomatoes, creamy cheese, prosciutto and basil!

Ingredients 

For Garlic Confit:

  • 40 cloves of garlic, about 3 to 4 heads of garlic
  • 1 cup olive oil, or avocado oil
  • 1 bundle of fresh thyme
  • ground black pepper

For Sandwiches:

  • 1 ciabatta bread loaf, or similar bread
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise, optional
  • 4 small burrata cheese balls
  • 2 large heirloom tomatoes
  • 16 slices prosciutto
  • 1 large bundle of fresh basil
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, for topping
  • 2 tbsp balsamic glaze, for topping

Instructions

  • Start by preparing the garlic confit. Peel the garlic and then place the cloves in a small saucepan. Pour in oil – you can use avocado or olive oil – until the garlic cloves are almost completely covered. Add in the fresh thyme and season with pepper.
  • Bring the oil to a simmer over medium heat, then reduce the heat to the lowest setting, cover the pan, and simmer for 45 minutes to an hour. The garlic should be extra soft and golden.
  • Remove the garlic oil from the heat. It can be used right away for the sandwiches.
  • Slice the bread into thick slices and place the bread onto a baking sheet. Using a pastry brush, dip into the garlic oil, then brush each slice generously. Toast the bread using the oven broiler; or you can toast each slice in a frying pan.
  • If desired, spread a generous amount of mayonnaise onto the bread. Next, add about 4 to 6 cloves of garlic per slice, then mash it and spread it evenly over the bread.
  • Top the garlic with creamy burrata cheese, spreading it to the edges. Next, add several pieces of sliced tomatoes and season the tomato generously with salt and pepper.
  • Add several pieces of prosciutto on top, then sprinkle with the fresh chopped basil.
  • Drizzle a touch of olive oil and balsamic glaze over each slice and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1sandwich | Calories: 468kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 536mg | Potassium: 208mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 767IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 263mg | Iron: 1mg