How to Make a Peach Burrata Salad That Feels Like Summer

Updated: Mar. 29, 2023

Peaches, burrata and basil—oh my! Our peach burrata salad recipe will quickly turn these three individual ingredients into your favorite summery flavor combo around.

I often find myself dreaming of fresh salads in the summer, when it’s hot and I’m looking to quiet my rumbling stomach with something that doesn’t require heating up the kitchen. While there are plenty of summer recipes that fit the bill, the best ones use fresh summer produce harvested from the garden, or provide the opportunity to fire up the grill. Our peach burrata salad ticks off both boxes, using fresh herbs and perfectly cooked peaches, grill marks and all.

Here’s how to make the summer salad of your dreams!

Peach Burrata Salad Recipe

This recipe from Grace Vallo in Salem, New Hampshire makes six 1-cup servings. You can also serve larger portions and call the salad a main dish.



  • 10 fresh raspberries
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons champagne vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest


  • 3 medium peaches, halved
  • 4 cups cubed ciabatta bread
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups fresh arugula
  • 8 ounces burrata cheese, torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup salted shelled pistachios
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced fresh basil


Step 1: Make the dressing

In a small bowl, crush the raspberries. Whisk in the orange juice, extra virgin olive oil, champagne vinegar and grated orange zest.

Step 2: Grill the peaches

Grill the halved peaches, covered, over medium heat until light grill marks appear, about 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Remove to a cutting board. Cut each grilled half into slices.

Step 3: Make the croutons

Arrange the ciabatta cubes in a single layer on an ungreased baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Toss to coat. Broil about 3 to 4 inches from the heat until golden brown, about 3 to 5 minutes, stirring once.

Step 4: Assemble the salad

In a large bowl, toss arugula with half the vinaigrette, and arrange on a large serving platter. Top with the grilled peaches, burrata, croutons, pistachios and basil.

Step 5: Serve the salad

Drizzle the salad with the remaining vinaigrette. If desired, sprinkle with additional salt and pepper.

Tips for Making Peach Burrata Salad

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Can you add protein to peach burrata salad?

Yes! Prosciutto would work just beautifully in a salad like this, but you could also add grilled chicken or bits of bacon.

Can you use frozen peaches to make peach burrata salad?

No, frozen or canned peaches won’t grill as nicely. Peaches are one of the stars of the recipe, so you’ll want to plan to make the recipe once you have fresh fruit on hand. We promise, it’s worth the extra effort.

What else can you add to peach burrata salad?

If you’re unfamiliar with burrata, or can’t find it at the store, fresh mozzarella makes a great burrata substitute. (If you’re curious, here’s more on burrata vs. mozzarella.)

Since burrata is such a great replacement for fresh mozzarella in Caprese salad (which is made with cheese, tomatoes and basil), tomatoes would work well in this recipe, too. Otherwise, caramelized onions, raw red onion and pumpkin seeds would all be great additions to the mix.

What do you serve with peach burrata salad?

This peach burrata salad could serve as a full meal, as long as you fill up a plate or big bowl. If you want to keep it as a side dish, serve with grilled chicken or another grilled meat of your choice. If you like, you could grill everything from start to finish and end with a grilled dessert, too!

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