Peach, Burrata, and Basil Salad

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.

A white bowl filled with peach, burrata, and basil salad.

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

A white bowl filled with peach, burrata, and basil salad.
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.
Susie Theodorou

Prep 5 mins
Rest 10 mins
Total 15 mins
Sides
American
2 to 4 servings
305 kcal
5 from 1 vote
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Ingredients 

Directions
 

  • 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.
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Notes

*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.

Show Nutrition

Serving: 1portionCalories: 305kcal (15%)Carbohydrates: 10g (3%)Protein: 11g (22%)Fat: 28g (43%)Saturated Fat: 10g (63%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 40mg (13%)Sodium: 1mgPotassium: 193mg (6%)Fiber: 2g (8%)Sugar: 8g (9%)Vitamin A: 799IU (16%)Vitamin C: 7mg (8%)Calcium: 309mg (31%)Iron: 1mg (6%)

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

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Comments

  1. I left the farmers market today having been gifted a large bag full of ripe yet bruised peach seconds, and they were perfect for this recipe, alongside a solo piece of burrata, plus Thai basil, both leftover from other recently prepared recipes. My peach chunks weren’t the most consistent, and this mattered not at all to the flavor or actually to the visual appeal of this salad. My dripping with juice peaches, plus good quality extra-virgin olive oil, a beauty of a burrata, and Thai basil replacing Italian basil for a more intense basil flavor melded together for a dish that felt perfectly summer-y and simultaneously fortuitously utilized ingredients I had on hand. I’m certain this could also be made with mozzarella, and with nectarines or plums, for example, instead of the peaches.

    1. Elsa, both your description of the dish and accompanying image are divine. My mouth is watering just imagining it. Thanks so much for taking the time to share this with us.

  2. 5 stars
    I always look forward to the time of year when ripe stone fruit hit the scene. Juicy, just sweet enough, and versatile, stone fruits including peaches, nectarines, apricots, and plums are simply delizioso. Just like this simple salad! Really, how can you go wrong with a ripe peach, fresh basil, and creamy, dreamy burrata cheese on a plate with a drizzle of fruity oil? (Answer: You can’t.) A wonderful first course of salad dish for the warmer months of the year and the perfect accompaniment for anything grilled as your main course. (And did I mention very tasty with a glass of bubbly Prosecco…)

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