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Grilled Peppers with Burrata

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Grilled Peppers with Burrata


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Grilled Peppers with Burrata


  • 4 bell peppers
  • salt and pepper
  •  cup Fustini's Gremolata olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 2 tablespoons Fustini's Thyme balsamic
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 slices sourdough bread, torn into pieces
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons fresh herbs, like thyme, basil, rosemary, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1 8-ounce ball burrata cheese


For a delicious happy hour appetizer, slice peppers after roasting and serve with sourdough crostinis. adapted from howsweeteats.com


Step 1. 

Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Slice the peppers down the center, cutting them in half from top to bottom. Remove some of the ribs and seeds. Drizzle and brush the peppers with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Step 2. 

In a bowl whisk together the vinegar, garlic, a pinch of salt and pepper, crushed pepper flakes until combined. Whisk in the olive oil until emulsified.

Step 3. 

To make the sourdough crumbs, heat a skillet over medium heat and add the butter. Add in the torn sourdough pieces with a pinch of salt and pepper along with the garlic powder. Cook, tossing often, until crunchy and golden, about 5 to 6 minutes. 

Step 4. 

Place the peppers on the prepared grill, cut side down. Grill for 5 to 6 minutes (or until golden and slightly charred), then flip and grill for another 5. Remove the peppers and place them on a dish. Drizzle them with a bit of the vinaigrette and let them sit for a few minutes to marinate in the dressing. Tear apart a ball of burrata and distribute it over the peppers. Drizzle on more vinaigrette. Top with sourdough crumbs and fresh herbs.

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