This colorful Tomato, Peach, and Burrata salad is summer on a plate with the most delicious herb vinaigrette and plenty of sweet summer fruits and burrata cheese. Juicey cherry tomatoes, sweet peaches, and fresh basil tossed together with an herby, tangy honey vinaigrette. Serve this fresh summer salad over creamy burrata cheese and top with with toasted pumpkin seeds for a healthy crunch. It’s simple to throw together, but so fresh and flavorful!
Clearly I felt like our Wednesday needs lots of color and summer vibes. As I said above, salad is really what summer is all about. Tomatoes, peaches, and herbs in their raw form…and with a darn good amount of cheese too.
It’s all of my favorite things in one bowl, I’m kind of obsessed.
Before I left for my trip on Monday, per usual I was really working to get everything done and tidy things up before heading out of town for a week. One of my favorite peach growers, The Peach Truck, sent me a box of peaches earlier in the week. And then, Hood River Cherry Company also sent a bucket full of fresh cherries. Which I have to say are the BEST cherries I’ve ever tasted…so good you guys.
I didn’t want anything to go to waste. So, at the very, very last minute I made this salad with the tomatoes and fruit I had on hand. I also used herbs from the garden and the two balls of burrata cheese I had left in the fridge.
I really didn’t have time to be making this, but I did, and it’s was surely the right move. Hands down, this is my favorite recipe of the week.
Alright details – start with the vinaigrette
As you might have imagined, this is pretty simple. Especially seeing as it’s really just an overly extravagant caprese salad.
Start with the vinaigrette, which is key when it comes to additional flavor on this salad. It’s an olive oil basil balsamic honey vinaigrette made with a small amount of raw shallot and plenty of herbs. The shallot adds this nice really subtle flavor, while the herbs and lemon brighten things up.
For the herbs, I went heavy on the basil and oregano, then added pinches of fresh dill and thyme. You can use any combination of herbs you love most, but when it comes to a summer salad with tomatoes and peaches, I always say to add basil.
Now the salad
For the salad, you need fresh cherry tomatoes, peaches, and sweet cherries (or another stone fruit you love).
We’re going to toss the salad with the vinaigrette, then let everything sit and marinate for a bit to really develop and bring on those delicious flavors.
Finish it up
To serve, I love arranging the salad in either a big bowl or on a serving plate. Then I take the burrata cheese and break it over the salad. Top with fresh herbs, toasted pumpkin seeds, and a sprinkle of flaky sea salt.
Then just add crusty toasted bread on the side for scooping up the salad…and that’s how I do it!
Not a lot of effort, but such a gorgeous and delicious end result.
This makes a great appetizer or side dish to any summer dinner. You could even enjoy this as an afternoon snack.
And if you’re hosting friends for dinner? Make this, it never disappoints, and it doubles as the prettiest centerpiece for any summer table!
Looking for other summer salads? Here are some favorites:
Lastly, if you make this Tomato, Peach, and Burrata salad, 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!
Tomato, Peach, and Burrata Salad
Calories Per Serving: 321 kcal
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- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup balsamic or champagne vinegar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/2 shallot, finely chopped
- 1 clove garlic, grated
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
- red pepper flakes
- kosher salt and black pepper
- 1 1/2 -2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved if large
- 2-3 peaches, sliced into wedges
- 1 cup pitted fresh cherries
- 8 ounces burrata cheese, at room temperature
- 1/4 cup toasted pumpkin seeds (or other nut/seed) (or other nut/seed)
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- 1. To make the vinaigrette: combine all ingredients in a glass jar and whisk until smooth. Taste and adjust the chili flakes, salt, and pepper.2. In a large bowl toss the tomatoes, peaches, and cherries with 1/3 of the dressing. Let sit 15 minutes at room temperature or up to 4 hours in the fridge. 3. Break the balls of burrata around the salad. Drizzle with the remaining vinaigrette and top with pumpkin seeds and additional fresh herbs. Serve with grilled or toasted bread.