Peach, burrata, and basil salad is one of those non-recipe recipes that’s a riff on Caprese salad. Arrange some oozing pieces of burrata cheese on a plate, top with peach chunks, and toss in some basil.
This peach, burrata, and basil salad is a godsend of a summer staple when either it’s too hot or you’re too lazy to do much more for supper than simply slice. The sweet, the creamy, the salty all collide in one of the loveliest and most fortunate accidents of summer.–Renee Schettler
Peach, Burrata, and Basil Salad
- 7 ounces (1 or 2) ripe peaches
- 2 to 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- Sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper
- 6 to 8 basil leaves torn if large
- 4 ounces burrata*
- Halve the peach(es) and remove the pit. Cut the peach into bite-size chunks or slices.
- Place the peaches in a bowl, drizzle with the oil, and season with sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Stir in the basil.
- Using your fingers, gently pull or tease the burrata into large pieces and arrange them on plates or a platter. Top with the peach mixture. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
*What can I substitute for burrata cheese?If you’ve never experienced the incredible cheese that is burrata, we’d urge you to find some as quickly as possible. We have, on more than one occasion, heard the scent released when cutting into a round of burrata as the “breath of angels”. We kid you not. It’s that good. But okay, okay. It’s basically mozzarella that’s been seriously upgraded, that’s all. So a fresh (or young) mozzarella will work, as will bocconcini. You won’t get the creamy interior that makes burrata so appealing but you’ll still get the creamy and milky exterior.
Recipe Testers' Reviews
This peach, burrata, and basil salad is perfection on a plate. I will confess that I'm familiar with the peach-burrata-basil combination and already knew that I loved it. The game changer here is letting it sit for 10 minutes. It's magic what happens in that time and takes it from being good to great!
Number of servings depends if it's for lunch, where it might only be 2 servings, or if it's an appetizer, where it could be up to 4.
This peach, burrata, and basil salad is SO GOOD. These are classic summer flavors—I could eat this peach and basil salad every day when it's hot!
Play around with the proportions—more peach or more burrata, more basil or more pepper—and find what works best for you. This was plenty for 2 people.
Originally published September 21, 2018