Peach Burrata Salad




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Introduction

Indulge in the refreshing flavors of summer with this delightful Peach Burrata Salad. The combination of juicy peaches, creamy burrata cheese, and salty prosciutto makes for a satisfying and flavorful dish that is perfect for a light lunch or appetizer.

Why Make This Recipe

This recipe is a fantastic way to enjoy the seasonal bounty of fresh peaches. The creamy burrata adds a luxurious touch, while the prosciutto brings a savory element to the dish. With a simple dressing and a handful of fresh herbs and nuts, this salad is a feast for the senses.

How to Make Peach Burrata Salad

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces Burrata Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon White Balsamic Vinegar (or preferred vinegar)
  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon
  • 1/8 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • Black Pepper (to taste)
  • 5 Green Leaf Lettuce
  • 2 large Peaches (pitted and sliced)
  • 1/2 Lemon (cut into wedges)
  • 5-8 slices Prosciutto Di Parma
  • 1/2 cup Arugula
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Basil (torn into pieces)
  • 2 tablespoons Pistachios (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup Microgreens (optional garnish)

Directions:

  1. (Recommended) Rest BURRATA at room temperature for 20 minutes to soften and remove the chill.
  2. To make the dressing, whisk together VINEGAR, OLIVE OIL, DIJON, SALT, and PEPPER in a small mixing bowl. Set aside.
  3. Lay LETTUCE and ARUGULA on a serving platter for the base.
  4. Scatter piles of PEACHES and PROSCIUTTO around the plate, leaving space for the burrata. Squeeze LEMON over peaches to prevent browning.
  5. Separate burrata into small sections and scatter around the platter.
  6. Scatter BASIL and PISTACHIOS over the surface. Garnish with MICROGREENS, if available.
  7. To serve, drizzle dressing over the salad and enjoy!

How to Serve Peach Burrata Salad

Serve this salad immediately after dressing it to enjoy the fresh and vibrant flavors at their best. Pair it with a crisp white wine or a fruity iced tea for a perfect summer meal.

How to Store Peach Burrata Salad

Store any leftover salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator. However, it is best enjoyed fresh as the ingredients may not hold up well for an extended period.

Tips to Make Peach Burrata Salad

  • Use ripe, juicy peaches for the best flavor.
  • Allow the burrata to reach room temperature before serving for a creamy texture.
  • Feel free to customize the salad with additional herbs or nuts for added flavor and texture.

Variation

For a vegetarian version, omit the prosciutto and add grilled asparagus or roasted cherry tomatoes for a different twist on this salad.

FAQs

  1. Can I use regular balsamic vinegar instead of white balsamic vinegar? Yes, you can use regular balsamic vinegar, but it will darken the appearance of the salad.
  2. Can I use other types of cheese instead of burrata? You can substitute burrata with fresh mozzarella or goat cheese for a different taste.
  3. Can I make the dressing ahead of time? Yes, you can prepare the dressing in advance and store it in the refrigerator until ready to use.

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