Hello and Happy Fourth of July! I am sure you already have your menu planned, if you’re hosting a get-together, or if you’re bringing a dish to a potluck; so today I am revisiting a summer salad from Kelly’s Kitchen. This salad is super simple so it’s a perfect last-minute dish to toss together. It even makes a great dessert! So, here we go: Peach Caprese Salad with Burrata!
We regularly make the traditional caprese salad, and using peaches instead of tomatoes is such a delicious way to mix it up a bit. I made this salad almost every week last summer; sometimes with fresh mozzarella pearls, or chunks of fresh mozzarella, but my favorite cheese to have in this salad is Burrata.
This recipe is as easy as they come, so the real focus is going to be on the quality of your ingredients. Ripe peaches, good olive oil and flaky sea salt are at the top of my list. I really love Jacobsen Salt Co. Kosher Sea Salt for cooking and it’s great for finishing anything from salads to steaks. My favorite mid-to-low priced olive oil is California Olive Ranch olive oil.
If you are not familiar with Burrata, it’s a sphere of fresh mozzarella filled with stracciatella. Stracciatella is a tangy, creamy mixture of frayed mozzarella and cream. Burrata is so luscious and rich, it really goes perfectly with peaches and takes this simple salad up a notch.
I have Trader Joe’s Balsamic Glaze, but you can just use straight Balsamic vinegar if you like. Balsamic is not used in traditional caprese, but I think it’s important here to add some acid to the dish because the peaches are so sweet. Fresh cracked black pepper and basil from my garden finish it off. The ratios are to taste, so use as much or as little as you like.
Peach Caprese Salad
Today’s recipe is quick and easy. I think it’s a beautiful presentation with bright summery colors and flavors. I will keep this post short and sweet today, I hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend! If you are looking for other quick and easy sides for your holiday table, try German Potato Salad – a great make ahead dish! Or Mexican Shrimp Cocktail is an easy crowd pleaser. You can always visit my Pinterest page for all the Djalali Cooks recipes in one convenient spot. Take care and be well everyone! xo Kelly
Peach Caprese Salad with Burrata
Fresh, sweet peaches with creamy, tangy burrata dressed with balsamic glaze and olive oil. Fresh basil, sea salt and cracked black pepper to finish.
- 3 or more Ripe Peaches
- 1-2 Burrata or 1 Package Fresh Mozzarella
- Quality Olive Oil
- Balsamic Glaze or Vinegar
- Flaky Sea Salt
- Fresh Cracked Black Pepper
- Fresh Basil Leaves
Slice peaches and arrange on a platter or plate. Add cheese to platter.
Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic glaze.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Scatter fresh basil leaves over peaches.
CarrollJuly 4, 2021 at 10:33 am
My daughter-in-law makes this, too. I’ll bet the flaky salt really puts it over the top!
Kelly DjalaliJuly 4, 2021 at 12:52 pm
Hi Carroll, The flaky finishing salt really brings out the flavors of both the burrata and sweetness of the peaches. Plus you get that random salty crunch of a large flake – it’s wonderful! Happy Independence Day! xo Kelly