Peach + Burrata Salad | GF
Ontario peaches. Wow. C’est magnifique. When peaches come into season in Ontario we must show some respect for the glorious peach and make deelicious things with them because they deserve to be celebrated. You can make tarts, and pies, and other sweet things but my all time favourite is to include them in savoury dishes. Because sweet + salty = bomb.com
This salad is a classic and there are many variations and spins offs. This version is mine and it is the best one (whoops where is my modesty?!) – but feel free to tweak to your preference. To make this vegetarian you do not need to include prosciutto, you could add some beautiful heirloom tomatoes as a great substitute! Croutons are a real bonus. I like to shovel the burrata into my mouth with them, but perhaps I should keep that to myself.
Make, enjoy, repeat, until there are no more peaches.
What I use (Note: I did not include amounts – you can really improvise and adjust, making a large group salad or even an individual size. The ingredients are more important than ratios / amounts here)
- Good local peaches
- Burrata (could substitute other cheeses like buffalo mozzarella but its not the same sry)
- Fresh basil
- Couple slices of GF bread (I think Glutino’s English Muffins work GREAT for croutons) *Note: feel free to use regular bread if you don’t follow a gf diet. Day old bread works the best.
- Dried oregano
- Garlic powder
- Balsamic reduction (you can buy this, you can also make this)
- Some good olive oil
- SALT 🙂
What I do
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (this will be for croutons)
- Heat grill pan to medium and lightly rub with oil (I use a heavy cast iron grill, but you can do this on the bbq – just make sure you have a grill basket or something so peaches don’t fall through the cracks. RIP peaches). You can also skip grilling all together and just serve it fresh! But I like the aspect of caramalization and how the heat brings out the sweetness even more.
- Core and slice peaches into 3/4 inch pieces. Grill peaches just till you see some nice marks, you don’t want them to become mush.
- Cut your bread of choice into nice big chunks, toss with oil, lots of salt, a little dried oregano and garlic powder. Lay out on sheet tray and toast in oven till golden brown – about 5-10 minutes.
- Assemble salad: lay out the grilled peaches, torn pieces of prosciutto, the crispy croutons and some nice generous dollops of burrata (the soft center part). Top with fresh basil leaves, and drizzle of olive oil and balsamic reduction. Pro top – sprinkle a little salt on the burrata. Its actually not that salty of a cheese so this makes the flavour go boom.
This will impress people because its so pretty, but it only takes like 20 minutes tops. So make this for your friends and fam and people will be like omg you are so impressive wow!!
Have fun and enjoy!! xoxoxox Dee