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Need to use up ripe peaches? This 5-minutes Burrata Peach Salad is the way to go! Mixed greens topped with fresh peaches, basil, burrata, and a simple balsamic glaze create this light and fresh salad recipe.
I could not be more obsessed with this peach salad if I tried! I’ve made it approximately eight times, and plan on making several more until peaches are no longer in season.
While I adore using peaches in my kale smoothie and this delicious stone fruit ceviche, this peach salad takes the cake for my favorite way to use them. Peaches combine with burrata, fresh basil, and a simple balsamic glaze for a caprese-style salad.
- It’s light, fresh and ready in 5 minutes
- A great way to use up peaches
- Easy to customize to your liking
- Peaches - Fresh is best! I don’t recommend using canned, jarred or frozen peaches in this recipe.
- Burrata - Burrata is my favorite creamy cheese that pairs really well with peaches. But, if you need a substitution, try fresh mozzarella instead.
- Mixed greens - The greens are used as the base of this salad. If you don’t love mixed greens or are looking for something different, try arugula instead.
- Basil - Fresh basil adds flavor to this salad! Don’t sub dried basil, and I honestly wouldn’t omit it either -- it’s a necessary ingredient.
- Sunflower seeds - Mostly used for added texture. You could also use pumpkin seeds, sliced almonds or walnuts if you prefer.
- Balsamic glaze - Yes, you can make your own, but I typically buy a bottle of it and it ends up lasting me a long time. Most grocery stores should sell premade balsamic glaze. See details below if you want to make your own!
Step 1: Add lettuce to a bowl/plate. Start by adding the lettuce--mixed greens or arugula-- to a large platter or dividing it amongst a few bowls. Then, drizzle a little olive oil over top.
Step 2: Slice the peaches.. Next, thinly slice the peaches and add them to the plate with the lettuce.
Step 3 Add the remaining ingredients. Last, add the burrata, basil and sunflower seeds, then drizzle everything with the balsamic glaze.
Expert tips and FAQs
- Want to take this salad to the next level? Try grilling the peaches! Place them flesh side down on a grill and grill for 2-3 minutes until you can see clear grill marks.
- If you make this salad in advance, wait to add the balsamic glaze until you’re ready to eat/serve it.
- Along those same lines, if you want to eat this salad multiple days in a row, I recommend using pearl mozzarella cheese instead of burrata. That way, you can portion out the cheese instead of having to use the entire ball of burrata at once.
- If you’re a fan of this salad, be sure to check out my caprese grilled cheese -- I guarantee you’ll love it!
Is there anything else I could add to this salad?
Yep! Try adding fresh bread (like in this stone fruit panzanella), prosciutto, grilled chicken, avocado, and/or grape tomatoes to bulk this salad up a bit.
Can I make my own balsamic glaze?
Yes. Balsamic glaze is essentially just balsamic vinegar and sugar. So, to make your own homemade balsamic glaze, bring 1 cup balsamic vinegar and ¼ cup sugar to a low boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and simmer on low heat for 10 minutes or until the mixture thickens.
Can I make this ahead of time?
Yes, but honestly, you don’t need to! Trust me, I love a good meal prep, but this salad only takes 5 minutes to prepare. Plus, the peaches taste best when they’re freshly sliced.
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Burrata Peach Salad
- Add the mixed greens to a large platter, or divide it amongst 2 bowls. Then, drizzle it with the olive oil and add the peaches, burrata, basil, and sunflower seeds on top.
- Last, drizzle the salad with balsamic glaze and enjoy!