This salad. Look, I get it, a salad is not the most interesting thing ever to post about. But sometimes a salad comes along in the excruciating heat of summer, can you tell I’m adjusting well from Southern California —–> Denver living? #not Where was I? Complaining about the heat? No, definitely not. Oh yeah, this salad! Every once in a while a salad comes along that is worthy of a good ole internet chat, courtesy of le blog. And well today folks is that day, and this is that salad.
First you start with some beautiful mixed greens, with a quick toss in some olive oil and salt and pepper and they’re flavored perfectly!
Next, juicy peaches! Is there anything better during the summer time? Me thinks not.
Finally, burrata. Have you had it? It’s probably the best thing that was ever invented in life. It’s gorgeous fresh mozzarella filled with soft cheese curds and cream, which basically tastes like a very loose ricotta. It’s incredibly delicate and indulgent. If you haven’t tried it, you must, immediately. Go on, I’ll wait.
that was the jeopardy song, couldn’t you just hear it in your head?
What did you think? Amazing right?
On to the salad. All together it is a perfect combination of summer fresh and indulgent with the burrata and prosciutto. You guys, this salad is perfect.
This recipe is written for 2 people because it assumes a half a ball of burrata and half a peach per person. If you want to make it for one, you can eat the whole peach with adding only about 15 calories more. However the whole burrata ball would be another 180 calories. Frankly this is not the lowest of calorie foods, however it is a perfect example of how to indulge in some of the best foods on the planet, but with a bit of portion control, the amount of calories is still very modest. If you were going to make this for just yourself, which honestly I did, my husband won’t go near most of these ingredients. Do not return the burrata ball to the water, or the inner curds and cream will dissolve into the water. Simply put it in an airtight container or ziploc bag. Just be aware, it will only stay fresh for a day or two. Not that it would probably last much longer anyways. Enjoy!
- 4 cups mixed greens
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 peach
- handful grape tomatoes
- 2 slices prosciutto
- 1 burrata ball
- balsamic glaze
- In a bowl toss mixed greens with olive oil and salt and pepper
- Slice tomatoes in half, peach into slices
- Slice burrata ball in half and pull prosciutto into pieces
- Assemble salad by filling a bowl or plate with mixed greens, top with tomatoes, peach slices, prosciutto and burrata.
- Finish with a drizzle of balsamic glaze.
I’d love to hear! Is this your first experience with burrata? If not, what’s your favorite way to eat it?!