This beautiful summer-on-a-plate salad uses the best of in-season fruit, veggies, and fresh herbs with creamy Burrata cheese. Plump cherry tomatoes, juicy peaches, and herbs are drizzled with a delicious herby vinaigrette and sprinkled with toasted pinenuts.
While at the Otter Banks with our family, our daughter Jacqueline made Tomato, Peach, And Burrata Salad for dinner one evening. It is the quintessential summer salad, and we all raved! And I knew you would love it too!
This salad is the perfect summer salad that uses the best of the season harvest. It’s so easy to assemble in no time at all. The flavor is balanced and sublime! And this salad is versatile too! Substitute the peaches for any in-season summer fruit.
What Is Tomato Peach And Baratta Salad
Tomato Peach and Buratta Salad is an easy to make best-of-the-season salad. The sweet/acid balance in this recipe is perfection! This colorful dish is also so versatile. The ingredients can be changed according to what is in season.
The fresh herb vinaigrette is vibrant and bursts with flavors. Made from a harmonious blend of white balsamic vinegar, high-quality olive oil, and a generous amount of freshly chopped herbs, this vinaigrette is a celebration of nature’s bounty.
We eat with our eyes first, so arrange everything on a platter in an eye-pleasing way! Remember to tear Baratta open and put it at the edge of the platter.
What You Will Need
Here’s what you will need to make this delicious fresh salad.
Tips For A Successful Dish
This summery salad is so easy to assemble. Here are a few tips to make this the best summer salad you have ever eaten!
Use the freshest ingredients you can find. We stopped at a Farmers Market in Duck, NC, and were able to get all the fresh ingredients and made the salad that evening.
Cut the tomatoes in half as well as the cherries. Also, cut the peaches about the same size as the tomatoes and cherries.
Use sweet and not sour cherries.
Let the Burrata come to room temperature before serving. And gently tear it and place it at the edge of the plate.
Make the salad and let it sit for 15 minutes or up to an hour so all the flavors meld together.
Be generous with the vinaigrette. This vinaigrette is amazing!
Can I Make This Recipe Ahead
Yes! You can make the dressing ahead. This will give all the ingredients time to marry together. You can even make the dressing up one day ahead and refrigerate it. Bring it to room temperature and give it a shake before drizzling it over the salad.
Also, sprinkle cut nuts and torn basil over the salad before serving.
Substitutions And Variations
I love this salad just the way it is. Saying that, you can use many different combinations of fruit and summer veggies that would be very tasty in this recipe.
I think it is important to use cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes. When they are cut in half, they are the perfect bite! And their sweet and acidic taste works in harmony with the fruit. Although just-picked summer cherry tomatoes are best, you can use store-bought tomatoes in a pinch.
If you can’t find in-season peaches and cherries, substitute other ripe fruit in their place. Doing this will give you a delicious and beautiful summer salad with the pick of the season’s best fresh fruits!
You can also add other summer vegetables like thinly sliced radish or cucumber to this recipe for a bit of a crunch.
If you can’t find Burrata, substitute Mozzarella, feta, or goat cheese.
You can also substitute nuts like Macadamias, pumpkin seeds, or pistachios.
And although the herb vinaigrette goes perfectly with this salad, the Balsamic Lime Vinaigrette from the Watermelon and Feta Salad would be delicious drizzled on this recipe. One thing I would not change is the white Balsamic vinegar. It has such a lovely taste and is light in color, so it does not make the salad dark.
Can I Refrigerate The Leftovers
Yes. If you have leftovers, put everything, except the vinaigrette, together in an air-tight container and refrigerate. The vinaigrette can be kept in a jar with a tight-fitting lid for about 5 days.
Tomato Peach Cherry And Burrata Salad With Herb Vinaigrette
- 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, cut in half
- 2 peaches cut about the same size as the cherries
- 1 cup of pitted sweet cherries, cut in half
- 8 oz Burrata cheese room temperature
- 1/4-1/3 cup pinenuts toasted
- 1/4 cup torn basil leaves
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp honey
- 1/2 shallot finely minced
- 1 TBS dill finely chopped
- 1 tsp thyme leaves
- 1 tsp basil leaves finely chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
Make The Salad
- Arrange the cherry tomatoes and fruit on a large platter.
- Break the Burrata in two and put it at the edge of a plate.
- Drizzle the dressing over the salad.
- Sprinkle with the pinenuts and torn basil.
- Garnish with extra basil and thyme.
Make The Vinaigrette
- Put all the vinaigrette ingredients into a jar with a tight-fitting lid and shake to incorporate all the ingredients.
- Salt and pepper to taste and shake again.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Buratta?
Burrata is a soft cheese made from cow’s milk. Its round shape has a shell that feels like Mozarella, but when it is torn or sliced, the inside has a soft, curd, and deliciously rich, thick cream.
How Do You Eat Buratta?
Burratta can be sliced on pizza or spread on crusty bread. For this recipe, it is served beside the tomato and fruit salad and can also be spread on the toasted sourdough slices.
Is This A Caprese Salad?
No. A Caprese salad was created to incorporate the colors of the flag of Italy. It does have tomatoes, soft cheese, and basil like a Caprese, but it has fruit and an herb dressing.
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I hope you will try beautiful and delicious Tomato, Peach Cherry, And Buratta Salad. It’s summer at its culinary best!