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Peach, Heirloom Tomato, and Burrata Salad

Peach, Heirloom Tomato, and Burrata Salad | A Couple Cooks

  Peach, Heirloom Tomato, and Burrata Salad | A Couple Cooks

Peach, Heirloom Tomato, and Burrata Salad | A Couple Cooks

Peach, Heirloom Tomato, and Burrata Salad | A Couple CooksPeach, Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad | A Couple Cooks“Do every act of your life as though it were the very last act of your life.” ~Marcus Aurelius

Are you like me, where you seem to be hurdled through your life at an incredible pace? Where even weekends and vacations can be a series of activities that leave you exhilarated but exhausted? It’s so easy to truck through life on autopilot, instead of stopping to savor the moment. Alex and I gave a little talk on mindful eating this weekend and it was a fitting reminder to ourselves to slow down and be mindfully present.

And if there’s a place to be mindfully present, it’s with this salad. First, juicy, succulent ripe peaches and vibrant red, yellow and violet tomatoes that taste literally like summer. Then, burrata. The description on the container is: “fresh mozzarella cheese filled with shreds of mozzarella soaked in cream”. In my opinion, one of the best taste treats on the planet (we first had it here). Add some peppery garden basil and some crunchy, salty peanuts, and it’s one of those first bite “Whoa” moments. While burrata is a bit on the pricey side, it’s worth it for a special splurge – an appetizer for a summer meal on the patio, or a simple main course with some crusty bread or crackers. And if your diet restricts dairy, the salad is fabulous without it; the combination of savory tomato + sweet peach is remarkable in itself. It takes a few minutes to put together, and without much effort looks completely artful on a plate.

Ultra simple recipes that showcase the flavor of each component are my favorite, and this one hits the mark. I can rave on and on since it was the idea of my fabulous husband, who brought home a load of peaches. (Me: “How about peach crisp, peach pie, peach ice cream?” Alex: “Peach, tomato, and burrata salad?” Me: “Sold.”) Every bite was a reminder to slow down and savor the remaining bits of summer.

More with Burrata
Burrata with Tomatoes and Arugula

More with Summer Basil
Roasted Tomato Basil Grilled Cheese
Basil Pesto
Grilled Balsamic Portabellos with Fresh Caprese Topping
Tomato Basil Soup with Ricotta Dumplings
Basil Egg Salad
So Cal Pizza
Pizza Margherita

Peach, Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Sald
Make sure to store the peaches and tomatoes at room temperature, and that they are perfectly ripe when serving. Burrata is a little pricey, but completely worth the splurge for a special taste treat.
Serves: 4 as an appetizer, 2 as a main
What You Need
  • 2 ripe peaches
  • 2 large ripe heirloom tomatoes
  • ½ cup multicolored cherry tomatoes
  • 2 4-ounce balls burrata cheese
  • 10 leaves basil
  • 2 tablespoons salted peanuts (crushed)
  • Kosher or sea salt
What To Do
  1. Slice the peaches and tomatoes and arrange them on plates. Sprinkle with kosher or sea salt.
  2. Tear the burrata cheese into pieces, taking care with the creamy filling. Arrange on top of the tomato slices, then top with torn basil leaves.
  3. Crush the peanuts (using a rolling pin) and sprinkle on top.


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  • Reply
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
    July 12, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    This is such a fresh and gorgeous salad, but what I love most are those peanuts!! Very cool addition!

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    July 13, 2015 at 5:07 am

    It feels like this summer is hurtling by (it’s the middle of July already?!) so I’m totally with you on the need to just take a step back and enjoy the moment from time to time. This salad sounds just perfect.

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    Alexa [fooduzzi.com]
    July 13, 2015 at 6:40 am

    Wow – I can’t get over how beautiful this salad is! I will definitely try this recipe this summer! Pinned!

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    July 13, 2015 at 7:39 am

    This salad looks incredible! So totally doing it!

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    Katie @ Whole Nourishment
    July 13, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Mindful eating makes such a difference, and it’s something I talk a lot about with clients too. Would have loved to have been at your talk! And yes, with each passing year life seems to speed up, but I try to counter it by mindfully adding things to my plate to make sure what I’m doing is aligned with needs and desires. Love the combination of tomatoes and peaches, this is a wonderful summer salad.

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    Amy @ Parsley In My Teeth
    July 13, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Ultra-simple recipes are my favorites, as well. And this is a beauty. Pinned!

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    Christine @ thefairlyhealthycouple.com
    July 15, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    This salad looks fresh and delicious! I bet it would be really good with goat cheese too – I’ve never tried burrata, but I don’t discriminate too much when it comes to cheese! ;)

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    July 17, 2015 at 7:35 am

    This salad reminds me how much I LOVE burrata! It’s been too long, but it’s on my grocery list this week! Pinning and sharing your recipe, too!

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    July 19, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    Full of colour, full of life ! What a beautiful styling and the connection of flavours. Love it !

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    July 19, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    This was the perfect summer salad on a HOT day. Subbed macadamia nuts for peanuts since that’s what I had on hand! So refreshing and beautiful enjoyed on our deck with some Michigan sparkling wine .

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    July 21, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    Made this for dinner last night. So easy, and so incredibly delicious. My store was out of burrata, so I used a soft mozzarella and it turned out fine. Went to store today , windowsill is currently lined with peaches so that I can make this again.

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    July 25, 2015 at 2:58 am

    the presentation as well as the flavor combination is just perfect and being a burrata lover i think this recipe is beautiful. thank you!! i’m in tuscany right now, and i will serve it on my dinner table.
    thank you

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    August 12, 2015 at 11:55 pm

    I love this so much! It looks so fresh and delicious. I don’t think I would have ever pair tomatoes with peaches but now that I think of it they seem like such a great pair. Thanks!

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