This isn’t just a salad; it’s a summer symphony on a plate. Perfectly caramelized peaches dance with creamy burrata cheese, creating a tastebud tango of sweet, savory, and smooth. Each bite is a refreshing explosion of summer, perfect for a light lunch, a poolside appetizer, or even a romantic dinner under the stars.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe peaches, halved and pitted
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 ball burrata cheese (around 8 ounces)
  • 4 cups arugula or baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Handful of basil leaves, torn
  • Balsamic glaze or balsamic vinegar and olive oil dressing
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Brush the peach halves with olive oil and honey or maple syrup. Sprinkle with a pinch of cinnamon.
  2. Grill the peaches for 2-3 minutes per side, or until slightly softened and caramelized.
  3. While the peaches grill, assemble the salad. In a large bowl, toss the arugula or spinach with the cherry tomatoes and basil leaves. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Once the peaches are grilled, tear them into bite-sized pieces and gently mix them into the salad.
  5. Gently tear the burrata cheese into the salad, being careful not to overmix.
  6. Drizzle with balsamic glaze or your preferred balsamic vinegar and olive oil dressing.
  7. Serve immediately and enjoy the sweet and savory symphony in every bite!

Tips:

  • For a smoky twist, grill some red onion slices alongside the peaches and add them to the salad.
  • Feeling adventurous? Drizzle the salad with a touch of truffle oil for an extra layer of luxury.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a day, but the burrata may become slightly watery.

This Grilled Peach and Burrata Salad is more than just a dish; it’s a celebration of summer’s bounty. The contrasting textures and flavors create a playful dance on your palate, leaving you refreshed and wanting more. So, fire up the grill, slice those peaches, and get ready to savor the taste of summer on a plate!