This burrata caprese salad features ripe peaches and heirloom tomatoes, creamy burrata cheese, and peppery fresh basil. It’s a little bit of heaven!

Peach & burrata caprese salad | peach burrata salad

“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 peach and burrata caprese salad.

More with burrata? Try this Easy Burrata Platter.

Peach & burrata caprese salad | Where to buy burrata

How to make peach & burrata caprese salad

The elements in this peach & burrata caprese salad all work together to make magic. 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 for this peach & burrata caprese salad. Serve it as 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.

Where to buy burrata cheese? Burrata cheese is becoming more readily available in grocery stores in the US. You can also check your local farmer’s market for artisan burrata cheese. Make sure to drain your burrata before using it in this peach burrata salad.

Related: Best Peach Recipes for Peach Season | Best Basil Recipes

Peach & burrata caprese salad | peach burrata salad

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.

Peach & burrata caprese salad | peach burrata salad

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Peach recipes are what summer’s all about. Along with this peach & burrata caprese salad, here are a few of our favorite peach recipes:

Peach & burrata caprese salad | peach burrata salad

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This peach & burrata caprese salad is vegetarian and gluten-free.

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Burrata Caprese


  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 as an appetizer, 2 as a main 1x

Description

This burrata caprese salad features ripe peaches and heirloom tomatoes, creamy burrata cheese, and peppery fresh basil. It’s a little bit of heaven!


Ingredients

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  • 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

Instructions

  1. Slice the peaches. Slice the tomatoes into wedges. Arrange the peaches and tomatoes on plates and 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.

Notes

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.

  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Raw
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: Burrata caprese, Where to buy burrata cheese, Peach burrata salad

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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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