Grilled Peach Salad Recipe with Burrata and Arugula

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Grilled Peach Salad Recipe– from the tender, juicy peaches, creamy burrata, fresh basil, and peppery arugula to the crunchy roasted pistachios, this gorgeous summer salad offers a delightful array of textures in every bite.

Serve with crusty bread on the side. You’ll also love my panzanella salad.

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Don’t let the fresh peach season pass without enjoying this grilled peach salad! Farmer’s markets are bursting with stone fruit, and they make a delicious addition to your summer BBQ menu. You can use your outdoor grill or griddle pan.

It’s perfect for a complete meal or as a great side dish, offering a burst of freshness with every mouthful. It’s one of our favorite summer salads!

plate of grilled peach salad. A small blue and white plate with the salad and burrata. Grilled bread on the side.

Simple Ingredients

You can easily adjust the ingredients to suit your taste or what you have on hand. Swap out the peaches for nectarines or use a different mix of greens.

Ingredients for grilled peach salad.
  • Peaches: Fresh peaches cut into wedges. When grilled, they develop a caramelized, slightly smoky flavor that adds a sweet and juicy contrast to the salad. Slightly firm peaches work best.
  • Olive Oil: a little olive oil is used to coat the peaches before grilling and as a base for the balsamic vinaigrette, adding a rich and smooth texture.
  • Leafy Greens: A mix of arugula and butter lettuce. Arugula offers a peppery bite, while butter lettuce provides a mild, tender texture.
  • Burrata Cheese: Creamy and rich cheese that pairs beautifully with the sweet peaches and the fresh greens.
  • Cherry Tomatoes: Sweet and tangy, adding a burst of color and flavor. Heirloom tomatoes can also be used for a more robust taste.
  • Roasted, Salted Pistachios: Roughly chopped for a crunchy texture and a nutty, savory element.
  • Fresh Basil Leaves: Fragrant and aromatic, adding a touch of herbaceous freshness to the salad.
  • White Balsamic Vinegar: Provides a tangy acidity that balances the sweetness of the peaches and the richness of the burrata.
  • Raw Honey: Adds a natural sweetness to the vinaigrette, enhancing the flavors of the other ingredients.
  • Dijon Mustard: Offers a slight tang and helps emulsify the vinaigrette, creating a smooth and cohesive dressing.
  • Kosher Salt: Enhances the overall flavor of the salad and the vinaigrette.
  • Garlic Clove: Smashed to release its essence into the vinaigrette, adding a subtle depth of flavor.

See the recipe card for quantities.

How to Make Grilled Peach Salad

This simple salad comes together in a few easy steps. See the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post for more!

How to make grilled peach salad- brushing the peaches with a bit of oil.

Lightly brush the peaches with olive oil.

How to make grilled peach salad- adding the peaches to the grill.

Grill the peaches on both sides.

How to make grilled peach salad- grilling the peaches on both sides.

Grilling the peaches brings out their sweetness and adds another flavor element!

How to make grilled peach salad- make the dressing in a mason jar.

Make the simple vinaigrette in a jar or small bowl with a whisk.

Layer all the ingredients on a serving platter or large bowl and toss to combine with the dressing. Enjoy your delicious peach burrata salad.

Substitutions and Variations

  • Fruit Variations: Nectarines: Substitute peaches with grilled nectarines for a slightly firmer texture and a similar sweet flavor. Berries: Incorporate fresh berries like strawberries, blueberries, or blackberries for a burst of color and a sweet-tart flavor.
  • Cheese Variations: Goat Cheese: Replace burrata with crumbled goat cheese for a tangy and creamy alternative. Feta: Use feta cheese for a salty, crumbly option that complements the sweetness of the fruit. Mozzarella: Fresh mozzarella balls (ciliegine) can be used for a milder, yet still creamy, cheese option, or try Blue cheese.
  • Green Variations: Spinach, Mixed Greens, or Romaine lettuce.
  • Nuts and Seeds: Walnuts, pinenuts, almonds, or sunflower seeds.
  • Herbs: Mint: Add fresh mint leaves for a refreshing, aromatic twist. Cilantro: For a more exotic flavor, use chopped cilantro leaves.
  • Protein Additions: Grilled Chicken: Add sliced grilled chicken breast for a more filling, protein-rich meal. Prosciutto: Include thin slices of prosciutto for a salty, savory complement to the sweet peaches. Shrimp: Grilled shrimp can add a seafood twist and make the salad more substantial.
plate of grilled peach salad. A small blue and white plate with the salad and burrata. Grilled bread on the side.

Storage

Store the grilled peach wedges in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

My Pro Tip

Recipe Tips

  • Choose Ripe Peaches: Select ripe but firm peaches for grilling. They should give slightly to pressure but not be too soft to ensure they hold up well on the grill.
  • Use Fresh Burrata: Burrata is best when fresh. Use it within a day or two of purchase for the creamiest, most delicious texture.
  • Serve at the Right Temperature: For the best experience, serve the salad with the peaches slightly warm, the burrata at room temperature, and the greens fresh and crisp.

FAQs

What if I don’t have a grill?

You can use a grill pan or a broiler as an alternative. For a grill pan, preheat it on medium-high heat and follow the same instructions for grilling the peaches. For a broiler, place the peaches on a baking sheet and broil them on high for a few minutes on each side until they are caramelized and slightly charred.

can you grill unripe peaches?

Yes, you can grill unripe peaches. Grilling can help soften them and bring out their natural sweetness, making them more enjoyable to eat.

What should I do if the peaches are too soft to grill?

If your peaches are too soft, you can still use them in the salad without grilling. Slice them and add them fresh. They will add a juicy sweetness to the salad even without grilling.

plate of grilled peach salad. A small blue and white plate with the salad and burrata. Grilled bread on the side.

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platted grilled peach salad on a blue and white serving platter. Grilled bread and sliced peaches on the side. Salad servers on the side.

Grilled Peach Salad Recipe with Burrata

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Grilled Peach Salad Recipe– from the tender, juicy peaches, creamy burrata, fresh basil, and peppery arugula to the crunchy roasted pistachios, this gorgeous summer salad offers a delightful array of textures in every bite.

Ingredients

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For the Salad:

  • 3 peaches, sliced into wedges
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cups leafy greens (mix of arugula and butter lettuce)
  • 8 oz burrata cheese
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced lengthwise (or heirloom tomatoes, sliced)
  • 1/3 cup roasted, salted pistachios, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves

For the Balsamic Vinaigrette:

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/8 cup white balsamic vinegar (or regular balsamic vinegar)
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 garlic clove, smashed (remove when pouring dressing on salad)

Instructions

  1. Grilled Peaches: Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Make sure your grill grates are clean. Lightly brush the peach wedges with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Place the peach wedges on the grill and cook for about 2-3 minutes per side, until grill marks appear and the peaches are slightly softened. Remove the peaches from the grill and set them aside to cool slightly.
  2. Preparing the Balsamic Vinaigrette: In a small mason jar, combine 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/8 cup balsamic vinegar, 1 tablespoon raw honey, 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, and 1 teaspoon kosher salt. Add the smashed garlic clove to the jar. Secure the lid tightly and shake vigorously until the ingredients are well combined.
    Remove the garlic clove before using the vinaigrette on the salad.
  3. Season the salad: Add the greens to a large serving bowl. Pour 1/2 of the dressing over the greens and toss well to coat the greens in the dressing.
  4. Assembling the Salad: In a large salad bowl or serving platter, place the arugula and greens. Gently tear the burrata cheese into pieces and place them on the greens. Add the grilled peach wedges, sliced tomatoes, and roughly chopped pistachios to the salad. Scatter the fresh basil leaves over the top. Drizzle the rest of the vinaigrette over the salad just before serving.
  5. Enjoy your refreshing and flavorful Grilled Peach Salad with Burrata and Arugula!

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6 Comments

  1. This recipe is fantastic !! I’m making it for the second time in one week!! Absolute perfection ⭐️






  2. Made this last night…was delicious! Perfect light summer meal. I added grilled chicken to it.






  3. What a delightful and colourful salad. Have made up the vinaigrette, assembled all the ingredients apart from the aragula which I will pick fresh from my allotment garden.