Words cannot describe the simplicity and deliciousness of this salad. A grilled nectarine, creamy burrata, peppery arugula, and a drizzle of balsamic glaze make this Grilled Nectarine & Burrata Salad indescribably delicious! I served it with a slice of grilled Pan Rustica bread and ended up by eating it atop the bread! As my six year old grandson (who has quite the palate for good food), would say, “oh the flavors!!”
Kind of a funny story, but I made a salad similar to this a few days ago, but we had company for dinner and I didn’t have the opportunity to take photos. However, it was a blessing in disguise that I had to remake it. Last time, I had to substitute mozzarella for the burrata because after going to two different stores and company arriving soon, I was running out of time. Today’s salad DID NOT compare!!! Do not, do not, do not, ever substitute burrata! Never!!
As I was plating todays salad, my first thought was, wouldn’t this be perfect to serve at a lunch with your girlfriends?? Not only is it delicious, but it’s a pretty salad. They’d love you for it, I promise!! Saying that, I also know that my husband would love it!!
I feel like a spokesman for Trader Joe’s, but I need to brag on their Balsamic Glaze and also their Pan Rustica bread. Both of those items are go-to’s for me. And, it’s also where I ended up finding the burrata! For those of you that have never had burrata, it’s a fresh Italian cheese made from mozzarella and cream. The outer shell is solid mozzarella, while the inside contains both mozzarella and cream, giving it a delicious soft creamy center.
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Grilled Nectarine & Burrata Salad
- For four servings:
- 2 ripe nectarines or peaches halved and pit removed
- olive oil drizzle
- 2 burrata balls cut in half
- 4 cups arugula
- 1/4 cup balsamic glaze I used Trader Joes', but you can make your own if you prefer
- olive oil drizzle
- fresh cracked pepper
- Cut nectarines (or peaches) in half and remove pit. Lightly drizzle olive oil over cut side of fruit. Place on med grill (I used my outdoor gas grill, but a grill pan would also work) and grill for about 5 minutes or until warmed with nice grill marks.
- Cut burrata balls in half (mine were large, so 1/2 was plenty).
- Plate arugula and top with grilled nectarine half and burrata.
- Slighly drizzle a little olive oil on plated arugula.
- Drizzle all with balsamic glaze.
- Top with fresh cracked pepper.
- I served mine with sliced, grilled Pan Rustica bread. Brush bread with a little olive oil and grill over med heat grill pan. Immediately rub with fresh garlic.
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I think burrata may be my favorite thing ever! And with grilled fruit, yum!! I’m dying to make this!!! I also know what you mean about a spokesman for Trader Joe’s, I feel like I talk about them too much! ha ha!
allie @ Through Her Looking Glass says
So I want to come to your house for dinner!!!! Lunch would be fine too. Just sayin’. This salad is gorgeous Renee, and with peaches in season right not, I am so in. Looking forward to trying your Trader Joe’s recommendations also. Thank you!
Oh this sounds amazing! I recently made some peach preserves and have been having them pretty much every day with labne on fresh bread – so this would be right up my alley!
J @ A Hot Southern Mess says
Oh yum oh yum! I believe that I saw this recipe earlier today on Foodgawker if I’m not mistaken! 🙂 I saw the recipe and thought, well doesn’t that just look perfect for a summer lunch! I love every ingredient involved, it’s gotta be delicious!
Rachel @ athletic avocado says
this looks like an amazing salad! grilled nectarines sound so good!
Tina Marie says
I love grilled fruit of any kind! This look so delicious!
Marissa @ OMG FOOD says
Ooh, I love grilled fruit and balsamic together! Great salad post!
Cassandrea at chewsandbrews.ca says
I love grilled fruit! I haven’t tried burrata ever – but have seen it recently pop-up in my grocery store! Now I have a recipe to try! Pretty photos!
Hillary Reeves says
Any way I can get more burrata in my life is a major YES! Great idea.
Emily | Rainbow Delicious says
This salad looks so delicious!! I love the idea of grilling the nectarine, yum!
Howie Fox says
Ok, I’ll never substitute burrata, haha. The salad looks marvelous! Grilled nectarine is just delicious as well!
This is a delightfully elegant and pretty salad. I bet its refreshing too. I will definitely give this a whirl
Meredith @ The Weekday Gourmet says
Oh my goodness–I love grilled peaches/nectarines and burrata probably just makes it even more amazing!
Really love the combination of the nectarine and burrata. We fell in love with burrata cheese when we were in Italy. Nice recipe.
Byron Thomas says
Oh, my, my, my!!! This entire post has me drooling and wishing I had not one, but two servings of this dish right in front of me. It looks so delicious! Those grill marks are phenomenal!
Kathryn @ FoodieGirlChicago says
I love burrata! I’m headed to the market shortly and may just have to pick up the ingredients to make this for lunch!!
Chrissie (thebusybaker.ca) says
Your photos are gorgeous 🙂 This salad looks so good and it’s going on my “to-make” list for sure!!
This salad looks so juicy! I really want to make it with my garden greens and homemade balsamic vinegar dressing. Looks delish!
Kim - Liv Life says
I’ll never forget my first grilled nectarine! Love this one paired with the arugula, but still waiting for good fruits here in San Diego!