Prosciutto, Pear & Burrata Salad

Total Time

Takes: 10 min.


6 servings

Updated: Sep. 15, 2023
The idea for this salad came to me when we ordered a restaurant appetizer that was prosciutto, burrata, a little arugula and olive oil. I was inspired to make it into a salad with just a few more ingredients. Instead of pears, try the salad with melon or peaches. —Emily Miles, Sherman Oaks, California
Prosciutto, Pear & Burrata Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 8 cups baby arugula
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 6 thin slices prosciutto, torn into strips
  • 3 small red pears, sliced
  • 8 ounces burrata cheese, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons capers, drained
  • Coarsely ground pepper


  1. Place arugula in a large bowl. Drizzle with oil and vinegar; toss to coat. Transfer to 1 large or 6 individual serving bowls. Top with prosciutto, pears, burrata and capers. Sprinkle with pepper. If desired, serve with additional oil and vinegar.
Burrata Salad Tips

Can you use different greens to make burrata salad?

Yes! Replace some or all of the arugula with other leafy greens and common lettuce varieties, including watercress, frisée, baby spinach or even good ol’ romaine. No matter what type you use, be sure to wash salad greens properly before eating.

Should you serve burrata cold or at room temperature?

Burrata is an Italian cheese made from cow’s milk. The outer shell is smooth and chewy, while the inside is soft and gooey. Because cold temps mute the flavors of cheese, it's best to enjoy burrata at room temperature. Simply remove it from the fridge 30 minutes before serving.

What else can you put in a burrata salad?

There are many ways you can make a salad with burrata. For example, toss in some fresh berries, chopped walnuts, diced tomatoes or a few croutons. Or make it meal by topping servings with grilled chicken, shrimp or salmon.

Julie Schnittka, Taste of Home Senior Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 297 calories, 22g fat (8g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 444mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 3g fiber), 12g protein.