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A simple, healthy, and colorful Strawberry Watermelon Salad with Burrata cheese. Sweet and juicy summer watermelon, strawberries, crunchy cucumber, garden basil, and creamy burrata cheese – all combined to create a refreshing salad that’s pretty and so delicious. Finish this quick and simple salad with a drizzle of balsamic fig vinaigrette. Every bite bursts in your mouth with sweet watermelon and strawberries. The cheese adds a nice creaminess, and the pickled peppers on top add the slightest bit of spicy tang. 

Strawberry Watermelon Salad with Burrata | halfbakedharvest.com

I’m realizing this now, but wow, this week has really been all about fruit! Mangos on Monday, Strawberries on Tuesday, skipped Wednesday (although technically tomatoes and avocados are fruits!). Then watermelon and strawberries today and a little fruity something tomorrow. We even have fruit on Saturday (yes a new fruity drink coming your way)!

It’s safe to say I’m really embracing the summer produce! And this salad shows off some of the best summery ingredients. From fresh fruits to herbs, to light dressings, and specialty cheeses!

Very summery, and great for Father’s Day – which is Sunday! 

We’ve been loving this salad over the last week. We recently picked up a few watermelons. Instead of just cutting slices, I was determined to use the summer fruit in new recipes. 

This salad has been a highlight. I’ve been making it on repeat and will continue to do so all summer long. It’s simple, light, refreshing, and fun to throw together. 

Strawberry Watermelon Salad with Burrata | halfbakedharvest.com

Here are the details

Everything about this is basic but in the best way possible. It’s the combination of ingredients that when put together really shine. For the salad base, fresh watermelon and strawberries are paired with garden-picked basil and mint. The strawberries are the secret here. They add a sweetness that the watermelon lacks. The combination of the fruits together is a perfect balance. 

The basil adds a really nice flavor that’s subtle, not overpowering. And the mint, well a little goes a long way in adding just the right amount of freshness. 

Oh, and I almost forget, the cucumber provides the crunch. It’s a really nice texture to add alongside the fruits. 

Strawberry Watermelon Salad with Burrata | halfbakedharvest.com

For the dressing, we’re using my go-to balsamic fig. It’s tangy and sweet, which I really enjoy on fruit-based salads. 

And for the cheese, burrata is my go-to this summer. I’m loving the creaminess it adds to every recipe. It certainly makes this salad just that much more special and delicious. 

I know some of you can have trouble finding burrata. If that’s the case I recommend using fresh mozzarella, crumbled feta cheese, or creamy goat cheese. Each will end up giving the salad a slightly different flavor, but all are delicious! 

Finish the dish off with salted roasted pistachios. A wonderful flavor to pair with the watermelon. They make the salad feel a little more Greek-inspired. 

Strawberry Watermelon Salad with Burrata | halfbakedharvest.com

Hoping these extra summery recipes will provide you with inspiration for the summer holidays and gatherings ahead. In fact, I can’t wait for summer BBQs and 4th of July festivities!

Of course, making this salad simply for yourself, and snacking on it all week long is also quite acceptable.

We’ve been enjoying it with lunch and dinner or eating it straight from the fridge. Either way, it’s especially nice on super hot days! 

Strawberry Watermelon Salad with Burrata | halfbakedharvest.com

Looking for other watermelon recipes, try these:

Frosted Watermelon Rosemary Frosé

Salted Spicy Watermelon Margarita Popsicles

Smoky Watermelon Lemon Margarita

Pink Vodka Watermelon Lemonade

Lastly, if you make this Strawberry Watermelon Salad with Burrata, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Strawberry Watermelon Salad with Burrata

Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 304 kcal

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Ingredients

Balsamic Fig Vinaigrette

Spicy Pickled Red Onions

Instructions

  • 1. In a salad bowl, arrange the melon, strawberries, cucumber, and basil leaves.
    3. To make the vinaigrette. Combine all ingredients in a glass jar and shake, or whisk to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
    4. Drizzle half the vinaigrette over the salad, gently tossing to coat. Add the burrata, pistachios, and the remaining vinaigrette. Top the salad with additional herbs and pickled onions.
    5. To make the pickled onions. Combine the vinegar, honey, and salt in a glass jar. Add the onion and serrano pepper. Cover and let sit at least 30 minutes or up to 2 weeks in the fridge.
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  1. 5 stars
    A beautiful, delicious salad – served it twice this past weekend! Used feta in place of burrata and it was so good.

    1. Hey Amy,
      Fantastic!! Thanks a lot for trying this recipe and sharing your review, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! 🌸Tieghan

  2. Salad was BEAUTIFUL and loved the colors and textures! Didn’t make the onions since I’m the only one who would like them. The dressing was a bit strong for me. How could I make it less tart? Add more honey or maybe shallots? Thanks for a suggestion because I’d love to make this again!

    1. Hi Amy,
      Thanks so much for trying this recipe, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! Sure, you could definitely do some more honey:) Have a great week! xTieghan

    1. Hey Tricia,
      Sure, you could assemble ahead of time! Let me know how the recipe turns out, I hope you love it! xx

    1. Hey Jenn,
      Thanks so much for trying this recipe, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! Have a great week! xTieghan

  3. 5 stars
    I would never think to put this together, but a delicious combination. I made it exactly as written and my husband (who doesn’t typically like salads other than “the norm”) loved this. That’s a standing O! Thank you!

    1. Hey Julie,
      Awesome!! Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am so glad to hear it was enjoyed!! Happy Sunday! xTieghan

    1. Hey Christine,
      Happy Sunday!! I appreciate you giving this recipe a try and sharing your feedback!! I love to hear that it was enjoyed:) xxT

  4. 5 stars
    Wow and wow! I was so intrigued by the mixture of ingredients that I had to try it immediately. Amazing. And the pickled onions are so easy and will use for so many other dishes. I forgot to buy fig jam, but we took a few dried figs and mashed them up with our pestle… perfect! Thank you! P.S. baby mozzarella was a great substitute… for those who shared that the burrata was hard to find. Enjoy!

    1. Hi Bekki,
      Wonderful!! Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I love to hear that it was enjoyed!! Great idea to use the baby mozzarella! Have a great weekend:) xx

  5. This looks delicious and is a beautiful presentation. I have a family member who can’t have strawberries. Do you think blueberries would work in the salad?

    1. Hi Carrie,
      Sure, any berry you like would work:) I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xx

  6. The dressing in the jar in your video looked like it had herbs in it but I don’t see it mentioned in your recipe. Did I miss it?

    1. Hi Kerri,
      That is the chopped fresh basil:) I hope this helps! Let me know if you give the recipe a try! xTieghan

  7. This looks so good. I’m wondering about the serrano peppers. Are they super hot? Does soaking them in the balsamic vinegar take out some of the heat? I like some heat, but don’t want to be set on fire! 😂

    1. Hey Penne,
      They will still have a nice kick, you can totally omit them or remove their seeds for less heat. I hope this recipe turns out amazing for you, let me know if you give it a try! xx

    1. Hi Leslie,
      Sorry, I just had them numbered wrong, you can follow the recipe as written:) Please let me know if you have any other questions!! xTieghan

  8. Where are the onions in your salad? Did you only use the peppers? What does a Serrano pepper look like?

    1. Hi Donna,
      Please refer to the photos above, you can see both the peppers and the onions in the salad. A Serrano pepper looks very similar to a jalapeño. Please let me know if you have any other questions! xx

  9. I am legitimately curious as to the cost of burrata where you live. You use it in every second recipe. True burrata is very expensive in Canada and also difficult to obtain – are you using just young mozzarella, or what would you recommend for those of us who can’t obtain or can’t afford a 15$ cheese add on to every dish?

    1. 5 stars
      Whoa, Leah…that’s crazy! It’s 15 dollars in Canada? How big is the portion? I had never heard of it until I started seeing it on HBH, but here in Sweden it’s about 3 dollars for a ball the size of a baseball. The real stuff – very good, and apparently luxuriously cheap by world standards.

      Buffalo mozzarella is a good substitute – not as creamy bur still tasty.

    2. Hey Leah,
      Lol, I would say that using it in every single recipe is a little overboard, but I do love burrata:) Fresh mozzarella is a great option to use in place of it, it is definitely not that expensive here. So sorry! Have a great Friday!! xTieghan

  10. 5 stars
    So delicious. Great combo of summer flavors; strawberries are in season here in southern New England and I have basil and mint in my garden. I served salad with grilled shrimp for dinner. I’ll serve this often through summer. Thanks!

      1. Hey Lynn,
        Thanks for sharing your feedback and trying the recipe!! I love to hear that it was enjoyed!! Have a great weekend! xT

    1. Hey Renee,
      Happy Friday!! Thanks so much for trying this recipe out and sharing your feedback! I love to hear that it was a hit!☀️

    1. Hi Amy,

      I have found that in a pinch, when no fig jam is on hand, apricot jam works really well in its place for most recipes. 🙂

    2. Hey Amy,
      A little honey would work nicely!! I hope this recipe turns out amazing for you, let me know if you give it a try! xx