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This peach burrata salad recipe comes in handy during summer months when you have more fresh peaches than you can devour! With creamy burrata cheese, sweet peaches, salty bacon, and crunchy pistachios, this salad is a lovely balance of sweet + savory flavors and creamy + crunchy textures.

platter of summer peach salad

I’ve been a little peach-crazed lately, buying them by the bagful and then trying to eat my way through them! When they’re in season, a perfectly ripe, sweet, juicy peach is bliss.

My favorite way to eat them is just as they are. However, when I buy more than I can eat out-of-hand, I have to get a little creative.

That’s when I start thinking of other outside-the-box uses for peaches.

If I’m not eating a peach as-is, usually I make it into something sweet, like my Low Carb Almond Vanilla Chia Pudding with Peach Pie Topping. Peaches are also delicious grilled with a drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of nuts.

But there’s only so much dessert a girl can eat before she starts craving something savory! Enter this sweet and savory salad. It makes a lovely summer side salad or quick and easy appetizer for entertaining.

close up top view of peach burrata salad with gem lettuce

Savory Peach Recipes

Like so many fruits, peaches are as delicious in savory recipes as they are in sweet dishes. Here are a few savory peach recipe ideas:

  • Sweet/tart peach relish served on top of chicken or seafood
  • Grilled peaches topped with goat cheese and balsamic reduction
  • Peach BBQ sauce to make pulled chicken or shredded beef barbecue sandwiches
  • Add diced peaches to a savory rice or quinoa pilaf for sweet little bursts of flavor
  • And of course peaches pair really well with cheese, like in this pretty burrata peach salad
overhead view of peach burrata salad on platter on top of yellow chippy wooden board

Burrata Peach Salad Recipe

Ingredients

In this section I explain the ingredients and give substitution ideas. For the full recipe (including ingredient amounts), see the recipe card below.

  • Butter lettuce – aka butterhead lettuce, look for varieties such as Bibb lettuce or Boston lettuce, which have a sweet, buttery flavor
  • Fresh burrata cheese – look for this fresh cheese in the fancy cheese area at regular grocery stores, or find it in Italian grocery stores or specialty cheese shops
  • Peach – look for a perfectly ripe peach for this savory salad
  • Shallot – for contrasting purple color and a savory mild onion flavor with a hint of garlic; you can substitute with red onion if you don’t have shallot
  • Pistachios – look for unsalted shelled pistachios 
  • Bacon – cook the bacon until crispy and then crumble it; I like to use beef bacon, but you can use any type of bacon you like
  • Extra-virgin olive oil and white wine vinegar – for a quick vinaigrette to dress the salad
  • Fresh basil – sweet, aromatic fresh basil adds another layer of flavor to this sweet and savory salad

Instructions

  1. Arrange the lettuce on the bottom of a platter.
  2. Cut the burrata into 3 pieces and place them on top of the lettuce.
  3. Arrange the peach slices and shallot around the lettuce.
  4. Sprinkle the pistachios and bacon on top.
  5. Drizzle on the olive oil and white wine vinegar, and sprinkle on the fresh basil leaves.
  6. Serve.
front view of summer salad with basil pistachio burrata and peach

Peach Burrata Salad FAQs

What Is the Difference Between Fresh Mozzarella and Burrata?

Fresh mozzarella is a fresh, semi-soft cheese made from cow’s milk or water buffalo’s milk. It has a milky flavor and elastic texture. It’s best eaten within 48 hours of being made, although it can be kept refrigerated in a brine for about a week. Fresh mozzarella is easy to find, and can also be made at home (check out this tutorial on how to make fresh mozzarella on Epicurious if you’re interested).

Burrata, which is derived from the word burro, meaning butter in Italian, has an outer layer of mozzarella, with an inner layer of stringy, soft mozzarella scraps and fresh cream. When it’s cut open, burrata sort of oozes its milky, creamy texture.

How Do You Serve Burrata Cheese?

The flavor of burrata is highlighted well with a sprinkling of salt and a drizzling of olive oil.

I also like to pair sweet cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, and a little bit of balsamic with burrata (for me, this is a full summer meal in itself).

Additionally, burrata is wonderful spread onto crusty bread or crackers, or as a beautiful finish atop a bowl of pasta or a hot pizza.

Here, the sweetness of peaches and saltiness of bacon balance the creamy richness of burrata. Pistachios and crisp butter lettuce add crunchy textural contrast.

burrata with peaches

More Sweet and Savory Salad Recipes

burrata salad on platter

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Burrata Peach Salad Recipe

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Servings: 3 servings
This peach burrata salad recipe comes in handy during summer months when you have more fresh peaches than you can devour! With creamy burrata cheese, sweet peaches, salty bacon, and crunchy pistachios, this salad is a lovely balance of sweet + savory flavors and creamy + crunchy textures.

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Ingredients
 

  • 1 medium head butter lettuce leaves torn off the head
  • 6 ounces ball of fresh burrata cheese
  • 1 medium ripe peach thinly sliced
  • 1 small shallot thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons pistachios chopped
  • 2 slices crisped bacon crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 handful fresh basil leaves

Instructions
 

  • Arrange the lettuce on the bottom of a platter.
  • Cut the burrata into 3 pieces and place them on top of the lettuce.
  • Arrange the peach slices and shallot around the lettuce.
  • Sprinkle the pistachios and bacon on top.
  • Drizzle on the olive oil and white wine vinegar, and sprinkle on the fresh basil leaves.
  • Serve.

Notes

  • Net Carbs: 7g per serving
  • Bacon: The bacon in this recipe is used mainly for salty flavor, although it also adds a bit of crunchy texture. You can use whatever kind of bacon you like; beef bacon is my favorite. If you use turkey bacon, cook it down in a bit of olive oil. Or to keep this dish vegetarian, omit the bacon and instead sprinkle a bit of sea salt on top.

Nutrition

Calories: 354kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 99mg | Potassium: 229mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 709IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 308mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information is automatically calculated and should be used as an approximate.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Burrata Peach Salad, Burrata Peach Salad Recipe, Burrata with Peaches, Peach Burrata Salad, Peach Burrata Salad Recipe

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This post was first published on An Edible Mosaic on August 24, 2018 and updated on August 23, 2023.

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  1. This truly looks amazing! I could go for this right now!

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