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Peaches, Burrata & Prosciutto with White Balsamic Vinaigrette

5 stars based on 13 votes

I will look for any excuse to eat burrata: on crusty bread, in salads, atop pizzas and pastas, and even drizzled with honey for dessert. And I’m not the only one. Burrata seems to be the new buffalo mozzarella — it’s showing up on restaurant menus everywhere. Meaning “buttery” in Italian, burrata is a fresh Italian cheese made from mozzarella and cream. The outer shell is solid mozzarella, while the inside is a blend of fresh mozzarella and cream, giving it a soft, creamy interior and luxuriously rich flavor. This fun play on the Caprese salad is a great way to enjoy it. Sweet peaches make a luscious stand-in for tomatoes, as they contrast the saltiness of the prosciutto, richness of the pine nuts, and acidity of the vinaigrette. Simple and pretty, this salad makes the the perfect “company dish” for a summer BBQ.

ingredients

Begin by toasting the pine nuts in a small skillet over medium heat. This only takes a few minutes and really brings out their flavor.

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Next, arrange the peaches and prosciutto on a platter. Top with the chunks of the burrata and basil leaves, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and then drizzle with olive oil and vinegar. Sprinkle the pine nuts over top and that’s all there is to it. Enjoy!

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Peaches, Burrata & Prosciutto Salad

Servings: 4 to 6
Total Time: 20 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 3 yellow peaches, pitted and sliced into wedges
  • 8 ounces burrata cheese, torn into chunks (optional)
  • 2 ounces prosciutto, torn into long strips
  • 3/4 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  1. Place the pine nuts in a small skillet over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until golden brown in spots, a few minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and let cool.
  2. Arrange the peaches and prosciutto on a platter. Top with the burrata and basil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and then drizzle with oil and vinegar. Sprinkle the pine nuts over top and serve.

Nutrition Information

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  • Per serving (4 servings)
  • Calories: 169
  • Fat: 11g
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 13g
  • Sugar: 11g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Sodium: 675mg
  • Cholesterol: 10mg

Reviews & Comments

  • 5 stars

    Wow, this is a delicious summer salad!!! The only change I made was to arrange the salad on a bed of arugula. Amazing!

    - Melinda on May 18, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I loved the combination of flavors in this recipe. I didn’t change anything from the recipe and it turned out perfect. Will serve this again soon.

    - Heather B. on May 11, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Another positively delicious recipe. Thank-you Jenn! We had some fresh figs so I added them to the plate as well; very good, especially with the proscuitto. I was able to find burrata at a gourmet grocery, but at twice the price of fresh mozzarella I went with the mozzarella. I do want to try the burrata for a special occasion.

    - Linda on September 1, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Another winner! Your recipes never fail. I make caprese salad frequently, but the burrata and prosciutto were a nice change that took this salad to a new level. The toasted pine nuts added so much depth. We did half with tomatoes and half with peaches, and I actually preferred the tomatoes as the peaches are just SO sweet this time of year. Also used the balsamic glaze recommended in your caprese recipe. Thanks for posting so many great recipes!

    - R on August 28, 2016 Reply
  • I followed this recipe to the letter with the minor exception of 2 yellow peaches & 1 white peach. It is positively DIVINE! I would do it that way again, but no more than one white peach, as they are considerably sweeter than even the Red Haven variety of yellow peach that I used, which was enough to make it interesting without turning it into a dessert!

    - Fran on August 18, 2016 Reply
    • 5 stars

      Oops….forgot the rating: absolutely 5 stars!

      - Fran on August 18, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Oh, my, gosh…the BEST salad we’ve had in a very, very long time. My husband is not a “foodie” at all and even HE couldn’t stop saying “mmmm, this is a keeper”, and “wow, this is delicious…we should serve this at our next dinner party or take this to a friends house as a side dish”. I’ve never had Burrata cheese before trying this salad and now I can’t stop eating it!
    Yet another amazing recipe from Jenn!

    - Leslie on August 12, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Absolute perfection! Salty, sweet, tangy…a summer delight Definitely a keeper and make again and again !

    - Elaine on August 6, 2016 Reply
  • I couldn’t get burrata at the farmers’ market today so they suggested fresh goat cheese. Think it will be okay. I did get lovely fresh peaches though!

    - marjory on August 4, 2016 Reply
    • Yes Marjory, I think goat cheese will also be tasty here. Enjoy!

      - Jenn on August 4, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    most refreshing summer light meal. Thanks for introducing burrata to me. Now looking for additional applications. Thanks.

    - George Chiang on August 4, 2016 Reply
    • Glad you enjoyed it, George. Try the burrata with tomatoes and pesto. So good!

      - Jenn on August 4, 2016 Reply
  • 4 stars

    I had trouble finding the cheese. When I did, it was quite mushy and didn’t look nice on a platter. So the next time I made it I substituted a few blue cheese crumbles from a creamy Cambozola blue cheese I had on hand and served it in a small bowl with a few pecan pieces on top. Tasted great.
    We are in a rural community so don’t have access to unusual ingredients routinely. I gave the recipe 4 stars instead of 5 because the Burrata and prosciutto were hard to find. What other cheeses would you recommend? I grow my own basil so right now have a lot of basil and fresh peaches to use. Could I substitute thin sliced dried beef for the prosciutto?

    - Pamela Minkley on August 3, 2016 Reply
    • Hi Pamela, Sorry you had a hard find finding some of the ingredients. You could use whole milk ricotta, or fresh mozzarella in place of the burrata. As you mentioned, you could certainly try replacing the prosciutto with the dried beef or maybe you could try adding a few slices of diced cooked bacon.

      - Jenn on August 3, 2016 Reply
  • I have a pine nut allergy, and although I make my own pesto using walnuts, I am not sure if they would be the best alternate here to the pine nuts – I am good with any other nut – open to suggestions! Thanks

    - Trace on August 2, 2016 Reply
    • Hi Trace, I agree that walnuts would be the best substitute. Enjoy!

      - Jenn on August 2, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Absolutely FABULOUS! We had this as a light supper with crusty bread. Pleasantly surprised to find the burrrata at our local Publix. Can’t wait to make this for friends.

    - Charlene on August 1, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Delicious!-fresh, sweet, salty and creamy-will enjoy this recipe all summer

    - Julia on July 31, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This salad is an easy to put together blend of salty and sweet , a perfect use of those luscious summer peaches that are in the markets right now. Good-bye to plain Mozzarella; I have never used Burrata before and now I am a fan for life…the creaminess is addictive !!!!
    Thanks , Jennifer , for another winning addition to my recipe collection !

    - Kathy V. on July 31, 2016 Reply
  • What would be a substitute for burrata?

    - Bernice on July 28, 2016 Reply
    • Hi Bernice, You can use fresh mozzarella or whole milk ricotta, whichever you prefer.

      - Jenn on July 28, 2016 Reply
  • Hi Jenn, I too love burrata!! And would love to try this salad. Where can I find it to purchase??

    - Angela on July 28, 2016 Reply
    • Hi Angela, Most supermarkets with good cheese departments carry it, and you can always find it at Whole Foods. Enjoy!

      - Jenn on July 28, 2016 Reply
  • Can you substitute the aged balsamic vinegar for the white balsamic vinegar?

    - Maryann Jackson on July 28, 2016 Reply
    • Hi Maryann, You definitely can but you might want to pass the olive oil and balsamic on the side since the color won’t be pretty.

      - Jenn on July 28, 2016 Reply
  • We don’t eat pork — is there a substitution or do you think it would taste good without the prosciutto?

    - Amy on July 28, 2016 Reply
    • Hi Amy, It’s perfectly delicious with or without the prosciutto. Enjoy!

      - Jenn on July 28, 2016 Reply
    • 5 stars

      If you eat beef you can substitute it with Bresaola. Which is a cured beef and delicious. Most Italian specialty stores should have it and maybe as well as a more gourmet supermarket.

      Making this to take to a summer BBQ this weekend – thanks for an easy and what will be a delicious recipe!!!

      - fran on July 28, 2016 Reply

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