Peach Burrata Caprese Salad
Peach Caprese Salad – A fabulous summer salad featuring ripe peaches, crispy prosciutto, and creamy burrata cheese topped with basil and balsamic. It’s refreshing, decadent, and delicious!
Why We Love This Summer Salad Recipe
This summery spin on the classic tomato and mozzarella Caprese salad is simply delightful!
Fresh ripe peaches with salty prosciutto, basil leaves, and decadent burrata cheese is a lovely salad that pairs perfectly with grilled proteins or light pasta dishes. We add mixed greens to the burrata caprese recipe, as well, to get in a bit more veggie goodness.
Whip up a delicious Peach Burrata Caprese Salad in just 15 minutes, no cooking required! Because, really, who wants to turn on the oven in this heat?
Ingredients You Need
- Packed spring mix greens – usually a combo of baby greens, spinach, arugula, or the like
- Ripe peaches – lightly soft when squeezed, but not squishy, soft, or bruised
- Burrata – similar to mozzarella, but a bit softer and creamier in the center
- Fresh basil leaves – more or less to taste
- Sliced prosciutto – optional
- Balsamic glaze – just the right balance of sweet, tangy, and savory to bring the salad flavors together
- Extra virgin olive oil – or other preferred neutral-flavored oil, like avocado oil
- Salt and pepper
What is burrata cheese?
Burrata is an Italian cheese similar to mozzarella. It’s rich and creamy, yet light, and is more moist and soft than a traditional mozzarella.
What does burrata cheese taste like?
The flavor is similar to mozzarella combined with ricotta and is quite mild and slightly buttery.
How to Make the Best Peach Burrata Caprese Salad
Optional Prosciutto Garnish: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Tear the slices of prosciutto into 1-2 inch pieces. Lay the pieces on a baking sheet and bake for 5-6 minutes, until crisp.
Set out a large platter. Arrange the salad greens on the platter in an even layer.
Break the burrata ball into 2-4 chunks and place the pieces on the greens.
Slice the peaches and arrange the slices around the burrata chunks.
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Sprinkle the basil leaves and optional crispy prosciutto pieces over the top. Then salt and pepper generously.
When ready to serve, drizzle balsamic glaze and olive oil over the top.
Pro Tip: Transfer the balsamic glaze to a squirt bottle with a narrow tip to get those lovely drizzle lines.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can Caprese salad be made in advance?
This peach and burrata salad is great to make ahead! You can prep it several hours ahead and refrigerate it. Then drizzle the glaze and oil over the top right before serving.
How do you make a peach burrata salad with grilled peaches?
This is a fabulous dish for when you already have the grill going! For extra smoky and sweet flavor, briefly grill peach halves until they have light grill lines. Let them cool completely (otherwise, the cheese will melt) then slice and add to the salad.
Can you make peach burrata salad without prosciutto?
Absolutely! Skip the prosciutto to make a vegetarian salad.
Alternatively, you can substitute prosciutto for regular cooked bacon.
What goes well with peach caprese salad?
This salad is packed with lots of delicious sweet, salty, and savory flavors. So it’s great to enjoy with lighter summer mains like grilled chicken or fish, Tomato Galette, or Chicken Vesuvio.
Looking for More Summer Salad Recipes?
- Watermelon Burrata Salad & Yogurt Dressing
- Mexican Caprese Salad
- Fresh Peach Salad with Basil
- Chunky Strawberry Salad with Poppyseed Dressing
- Watercress Salad with Grilled Peaches
Peach Burrata Caprese Salad
- 2 cups packed spring mix greens
- 1-2 fresh ripe peaches
- 8 ounces burrata
- 1 cup fresh basil leaves
- 2 ounces sliced prosciutto optional
- 1-2 tablespoons balsamic glaze
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- Optional Prosciutto Garnish: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Tear the slices of prosciutto into 1-2 inch pieces. Lay the pieces on a baking sheet and bake for 5-6 minutes, until crisp.
- Set out a large platter. Arrange the salad green on the platter in an even layer.
- Break the burrata ball into 2-4 chunks and place the pieces on the greens.
- Slice the peaches and arrange the slices around the burrata chunks. Sprinkle the basil leaves and optional crispy prosciutto pieces over the top. Then salt and pepper generously.
- When ready to serve, drizzle balsamic glaze and olive oil over the top.
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I made this for my family on a hot summer day, and it was the best, we all loved it and our only disappointment was we didn’t make enough.
Oh, my, this salad is amazing!! The peach flavor bursts in your mouth & tastes so good with all the other ingredients! I will be making this weekly!
this is the perfect summer dish to use up these fresh peaches from the farmers market