July 31, 2014

Peach Tomato & Burrata Salad

Peach Tomato & Burrata Salad

This is a super simple recipe that we enjoyed on Martha’s Vineyard over vacation. I love it because it reminded me of my favorite Watermelon Goat Cheese Salad recipe. It has the same components of the sweet fruits (peach and tomato), warm herbs, and tangy cheese. The burrata is a new one to me as a salad cheese. I usually lean toward goat, feta, or blue, but the silky burrata worked beautifully. The milky mozzarella oozed into the crevices of the chopped tomatoes and enveloped the peaches. There was just a little bit of it in each bite and the trifecta of flavors was summer perfection.

Fresh Tomatoes

The only real tip I have for making this salad is that you should use the freshest tomatoes and peaches possible. The flavors will make all the difference between a ho-hum salad and a true taste of the season. We found some colorful heirloom tomatoes at the farm stand, but some simple ripe Roma tomatoes from your local store, or even your garden, would work well. It would also be pretty with a mixture of halved cherry tomatoes. If you can’t find burrata swap out the freshest buffalo milk mozzarella you can find and it will still taste wonderful. Then it is just a matter of tossing everything together right before you serve it and enjoying your summer meal!

Peach Tomato & Burrata Salad

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Serving Size: 4 to 6

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Ingredients

  • 3 large ripe peaches, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 large heirloom tomatoes, or similar, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 6 large basil leaves, cut into thin ribbons (chiffonade)
  • ¼ cup raspberry vinaigrette, or more to taste
  • ½ pound fresh burrata cheese

Instructions

  1. Add the cut peaches and tomatoes to a large bowl. Gently toss in the cut basil and vinaigrette. The vinaigrette is just to lightly flavor the salad, it shouldn't be swimming in the dressing.
  2. Right before you serve the salad cut the burrata into small chunks to the best of your ability. Drop it into the salad and place a large spoon in the bowl so everyone can serve themselves.

Notes

If you can't find burrata you can easily substitute small pieces of the freshest buffalo milk mozzarella you can find.

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