An easy and impressive arugula burrata salad with peaches and cherry tomatoes drizzled with a balsamic glaze. It's a WHOLE LOTTA YUM!
Arugula Salad with Burrata
When your kind neighbor spontaneously drops off a large box of peaches, it's a must to instantly start creating new recipes with them! That combined with our recent Italy trip was the inspiration for yet another Italian-influenced salad...since we just can't get enough.
We know you'll love this arugula burrata salad with peaches as much as we do! It's similar to a Caprese salad recipe but it swaps the fresh mozzarella slices for fresh burrata cheese, plus we added peaches
If you're obsessed with fresh burrata salads, be sure to also try our burrata Caprese salad too.
Serve the peach burrata arugula salad with bruschetta or Proscuitto and other Italian cold cuts on the side.
If you're looking for an arugula salad recipe with fruit, this is it! The peppery greens mixed with sweet peaches and tangy balsamic are a match made in heaven.
- arugula - we buy the already washed and bagged baby arugula leaves, you could also use a lettuce mix that includes arugula if preferred.
- fresh burrata cheese ball - while the intent is to make a burrata salad, you of course can substitute other cheeses like good quality fresh mozzarella cheese balls or slices. Most grocery stores carry creamy burrata these days.
- cherry tomatoes - grape tomatoes or sliced plum tomatoes are good options.
- peach, peeled and sliced - nectarines and cantaloupe would be great fruit choices too
- basil leaves, finely sliced - finely sliced basil is called a chiffonade.
- pine nuts - an optional addition, they aren't cheap these days! We had some leftovers from making a homemade pesto sauce.
- extra virgin olive oil
- balsamic glaze - we buy a great sweetened and syrup like balsamic glaze from Trader Joes, you can also sub balsamic vinegar, or a dressing like our 4 ingredient honey balsamic dressing. Using another type of acid like lemon juice instead of balsamic works too.
- sea salt and black pepper to taste
Please see the recipe card at the bottom of the post for the exact quantities
Add Proscuitto- Creamy Burrata cheese, fresh fruit, and salty Prosciutto slices go hand in hand. Serve it in the salad or on the side with fresh bread.
How to Make Arugula Peach Burrata Salad - Step by Step
- Lay the arugula leaves in the bottom of a low salad bowl or on a platter. Add a burrata cheese ball on top of the greens.
- Top the arugula salad with sliced tomatoes, sliced peaches, and thinly sliced fresh basil leaves.
- Sprinkle with pine nuts, sea salt, and ground black pepper.
- Drizzle the arugula burrata salad with balsamic glaze and extra virgin olive oil, or balsamic vinegar and oil. Serve immediately and enjoy!
- Balsamic glaze is a thick syrup that pairs nicely with this salad. A drizzle of balsamic vinegar can be used instead of even a balsamic dressing like our 4 ingredient honey balsamic.
- Be sure to serve the burrata salad right away as it will start to wilt due to the moisture.
- The arugula, burrata, and extra virgin olive oil based balsamic vinegar dressing are key to the salad, all others can be swapped with other veggies or fruits such as heirloom tomatoes instead of cherry tomatoes, avocado slices, nectarines, cantaloupe, and pitted cherries. Pine nuts can be skipped entirely, or use a sprinkle of your favorite nuts or seeds.
What to serve with the salad?
Great accompaniments with our arugula salad with burrata include roast chicken, chicken breast, and seafood such as salmon, cod or shrimp. Pairing it with pasta, risotto, or gnocchi would also be fantastic.
Do you eat the rind on burrata?
Yes! You can totally eat the burrata skin, which is simply made of fresh mozzarella. The difference between a fresh burrata cheese ball and fresh mozzarella is that burrata is stuffed with cheese curds and cream.
How to store?
The arugula peach salad will last at most a day in the fridge but the greens and basil will be soft and starting to change color. It will still taste great of course.