Peaches, Burrata & Prosciutto with White Balsamic Vinaigrette

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This is a fun play on the classic Caprese salad. Creamy burrata replaces mozzarella and peaches make a luscious stand-in for tomatoes.

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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 cheese, while the inside is a blend of fresh mozzarella and cream, giving it a soft, creamy, luscious interior.

This fun twist on Caprese salad is a great way to enjoy it. Sweet summery peaches make a creative stand-in for tomatoes and contrast nicely with the salty prosciutto and the crunchy pine nuts. This is the perfect “company dish” for a summer BBQ as it’s not only delicious but has a definite “wow” presentation.

What you’ll need to make Peaches, Burrata & Prosciutto with White Balsamic Vinaigrette

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How to make Peaches, Burrata & Prosciutto with White Balsamic Vinaigrette

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. Keep a close eye on them as they can burn easily.

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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

This is a fun play on the classic Caprese salad. Creamy burrata replaces mozzarella and peaches make a luscious stand-in for tomatoes.

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
  • 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

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Gluten-Free Adaptable Note

To the best of my knowledge, all of the ingredients used in this recipe are gluten-free or widely available in gluten-free versions. There is hidden gluten in many foods; if you're following a gluten-free diet or cooking for someone with gluten allergies, always read the labels of your ingredients to verify that they are gluten-free.

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Reviews & Comments

  • I made this for a weekend dinner with guests. It was easy to put together at the last minute and was a huge hit. Everyone loved it. The only alteration I made was to add a tiny bowl of homemade pomegranate molasses to the center of my platter. The kids, especially, loved dipping the peaches in the sweet condiment. Great recipe. Thank you.

    • — Joyce Kilmartin on July 27, 2019
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  • This salad is amazing in the summer with fresh, ripe farmers market peaches and fresh burrata. So delicious, juicy and all the flavors work together well. Make it fresh,right before you plan to serve it.

    • — Amie O'Toole on April 13, 2019
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  • This is a fantastic salad – beautiful plated, different and delicious. Depending on time of year, I have substituted cantaloupe for the peaches which works well. I also like to serve it on a bed of arugula. The dressing is the perfect compliment to the salad flavors and who doesn’t love burrata? This is a go to for entertaining and you will no doubt get rave reviews. Another fantastic recipe from Jenn!

    • — Katherine Kerns on December 21, 2018
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  • I absolutely LOVE this salad and with fresh SC peaches… it is outstanding! I’ve served it many times to guests and am always asked for the recipe. It is perfect the way it is but fresh ingredients are a MUST!

    • — Judy Mikula on October 9, 2018
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  • I made this salad two times within a week, taking advantage of peaches being in their prime right now. Absolutely love it! My husband does too! 💕🤗🌸

    • — Anya Vosk on July 19, 2018
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  • Can this recipe be doubled?

    • — Susan on June 28, 2018
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    • Sure, Susan. 🙂

      • — Jenn on June 28, 2018
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  • I can’t wait to try this when peaches come in season here in NY/NJ area. Congratulations on the cookbook! I just bought it for both my Mom and I.

    • — Jen on May 10, 2018
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    • Hope you enjoy both the cookbook and the salad! 🙂

      • — Jenn on May 10, 2018
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  • Awesome recipe. Burrata makes almost anything good but this was truly perfectly balanced – sweet, salty, creamy, savory. Knockout combination and a little unexpected. I used half canned peaches since the grocery store had none and half fresh strawberries. Can’t wait to serve at a party.

    • — Kathryn on May 5, 2018
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  • This salad is better than dessert! I’ve made it a dozen times or so, mostly at the request of others to make it again. It doesn’t matter what I serve with it, this salad is always the first dish to go and the one that is talked about after the meal. I’ve always loved burrata, so happy to have a flavorful way to serve it and love the mix of textures in this dish. And I would have never thought of serving peaches with burrata, but the combination is devine. My husband is a traditional Italian and this has even become one of his favorites. I use a balsamic glaze because I couldn’t find white balsamic at the stores around me and it works wonderfully. I also found that the small farm markets near me sold burrata but my local grocery stores didn’t. If you’re reading this wondering if you should make it, your answer is yes, ASAP!

    • — Kaylie on November 29, 2017
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  • I have been following you for years. I have come to trust and depend on your recipes. This one is amazing!! I had to make a few changes as I couldn’t find good peaches so I used nectarines, still a great choice. I used white peach balsamic as I did not have white balsamic. I would add more prosciutto, we love it and more is maybe one to two more ounces would be perfect. The basil was fresh from our garden. What a bright fresh flavorful salad. We all love burrata, but my daughter is addicted! We ate the whole salad when it was only supposed to be part of our dinner menu. We served it to company and they loved it too! Thank you for making me look good and sharing such a great recipe!!

  • This salad was awesome!!!

  • I made this for a light dinner this evening, serving it over a bed of lettuces and it was delicious. Fresh peaches from a local farm, and fresh basil from our garden. Yum!

  • i made this on the fly a few weeks ago. Yum! Now, I’d like to make it for a crowd. How far in advance can I make it without the peaches turning brown? Should I sprinkle with lemon juice or will it impact the taste?

    And for those of you who may be tempted to substitute mozzarella for convenience, DON’T! Mozzarella is good; Burrata is something extraordinary!

    Thanks, Jen!

    • So glad you liked it! You could prep all the ingredients in advance and store them separately. Then assemble it right before serving. (And it would be fine to toss the peaches with a bit of lemon juice to prevent browning.)

  • With fresh SC peaches, this was the best!!

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

    • This was so delicious, and I used the idea of arranging on a bed of arugula – perfect!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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!

    • Oops….forgot the rating: absolutely 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!

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

  • 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!

    • Yes Marjory, I think goat cheese will also be tasty here. Enjoy!

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

    • Glad you enjoyed it, George. Try the burrata with tomatoes and pesto. So good!

  • 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?

    • 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.

  • 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

    • Hi Trace, I agree that walnuts would be the best substitute. Enjoy!

  • 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.

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

  • 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 !

  • What would be a substitute for burrata?

    • Hi Bernice, You can use fresh mozzarella or whole milk ricotta, whichever you prefer.

  • Hi Jenn, I too love burrata!! And would love to try this salad. Where can I find it to purchase??

    • Hi Angela, Most supermarkets with good cheese departments carry it, and you can always find it at Whole Foods. Enjoy!

  • Can you substitute the aged balsamic vinegar for the white balsamic vinegar?

    • 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.

  • We don’t eat pork — is there a substitution or do you think it would taste good without the prosciutto?

    • Hi Amy, It’s perfectly delicious with or without the prosciutto. Enjoy!

    • 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!!!

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