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Grilled Peach Burrata Salad With Prosciutto Roses

Grilled Peach Burrata Salad With Prosciutto Roses

This peach burrata salad is made with delicious sweet grilled peaches and slightly salty prosciutto crudo, an Italian dry cured ham.
If you loved Prosciutto and Peach Bruschetta, Prosciutto & Melon Skewers and love that savory-sweet pairing you’ll be head over heels with this super easy Italian summer salad.

Mainly because of the magic milky touch of the Burrata cheese that takes prosciutto and grilled peach combo to a whole new level.

Now, you might be wondering what Burrata cheese actually is.

Prosciutto, Grilled Peach & Burrata Salad

What is Burrata Cheese?

Burrata is a typical Italian product, a cow milk cheese originating from the eastern part of the Apulia region.

Burrata cheese has a smooth round shell just like Mozzarella cheese. Opposed to Mozzarella, burrata cheese is filled with a gorgeous soft, creamy and butter-y mix of cheese curds and cream which is actually another type of cheese called “stracciatella”.

Burrata is made by stretching and kneading curds according to the traditional production technique called “pasta filata”. While still hot, piece of this “pasta” is shaped to resemble a pouch, which is then filled with soft cheese curds and cream and closed (wrapped) in an asphodel leaf shape.

What is the difference between Burrata and Mozzarella?

At first sight, Burrata may look very similar to mozzarella, the most famous Italian cheese. Both come from Southern Italy, even if mozzarella is from Campania, and are made from “pasta filata”. And both look round and white, with the only exterior difference of a little knot on top of the burrata.

But on the inside, they couldn’t be more different: while the mozzarella is solid and compact, the burrata hides a soft heart of “stracciatella”, a shredded fresh cheese mixed with cream that will spill on your plate once you cut the shell.

Where to buy Burrata Cheese?

Look for it at Italian markets, cheese store or ask at specialty grocery stores.

The best Burrata is of course imported from southern region of Italy, Puglia.

But I’ve heard some restaurants have started making solid good versions of burrata in-house.

So if you ever see one on the menu at an Italian restaurant or at a grocery store don’t miss the chance to try this fit-for-a-king cheese.

How To Make Peach Burrata Salad

Despite its classy, restaurant look Peach Burrata Salad is super easy and super fast to make.

Grill Peaches

Cut peach in half, remove the core. Then cut each half into thick wedges. There’s no need to remove the skin.

Heat the grill pan to very hot. Brush or spray it with olive oil just before placing the peaches on. This will prevent the oil from burning.

Grill peach wedges on both sides until nice grill marks form. Be careful not to overcook as peach wedges may start to loose their form. The secret is to cook for a short time on a well heated grill.

Assemble The Salad

Sprinkle salad greens with extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of salt. Place on a large serving plate.

Roll prosciutto slices into roses. Place on the bed of greens together with still warm peach wedges.

Carefully cut Burrata open into several bites. Place them between prosciutto and grilled peach wedges. Add a touch of fresh ground black pepper and more extra virgin olive oil to taste.

Prosciutto, Grilled Peach & and Creamy Burrata Salad - A fit-for-a-king kind of meal!!

Make this Peach Burrata Salad with Prosciutto Roses and enjoy classy, delicate flavors of summer all combined in one plate.

Prosciutto, Grilled Peach & Burrata Salad - Recipe

Prosciutto, Grilled Peach & Burrata Salad

Make this super easy and flavorful Peach Burrata Salad with Prosciutto roses and enjoy classy, delicate flavors of summer all combined in one plate.
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Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 4 oz prosciutto crudo raw cured Italian ham
  • 1 large burrata ball
  • 1 peach not too ripe
  • 1 cup valerian salad or baby greens
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Cut peach in half, remove the core. Then cut each half into thick wedges. There's no need to remove the skin.
    Heat the grill pan to very hot. Brush or spray it with olive oil just before placing the peaches on. This will prevent the oil from burning.
    Grill peach wedges on both sides until nice grill marks form. Be careful not to overcook as peach wedges may start to loose their form. The secret is to cook for a short time on a well heated grill.
    1 peach
  • Sprinkle salad greens with extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of salt. Place on a large serving plate. As an alternative you can assemble this salad already on individual plates.
    1 cup valerian salad or baby greens, Extra virgin olive oil, Salt
  • Roll prosciutto slices into roses. Place on the bed of greens together with still warm peach wedges.
    4 oz prosciutto crudo
  • Carefully break Burrata open into several bites. Place between prosciutto and grilled peach wedges. Add a touch of fresh ground black pepper.
    1 large burrata ball

Notes

If you can’t find Burrata at first try but still craving to try this salad, you can use fresh Mozzarella cheese instead of Burrata. It’ll still come out delicious, but not as so as with real Burrata cheese.
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Enjoy!

Curiousity:  ‘Burrata’ means “Buttered” in Italian.

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