Ingredients for cooking salad. Italian burrata cheese. black arugula. grilled apricot. prosciutto. pistachio nuts and olive oil in bowls on round knitted napkin over wooden background. Flat lay. space. (Photo by: Natasha Breen/REDA&CO/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
The Salad Pairing That Brings Out The Best In Fresh Burrata
By Heather Newman
Nothing goes better with a summer salad than rich, creamy burrata cheese, with its buttery taste and thick, luxurious center.
Originating from Puglia, Italy, burrata is a type of cheese called pasta filata, which means “spun paste” in Italian and speaks to how the cheese is stretched during processing.
Burrata pairs well with citrus fruits since the bright, acidic, and tangy flavors complement its creaminess. Blood oranges are fantastic choices since they’re naturally sweet.
Stone fruits like plums, apricots, and nectarines work with burrata due to their softer flavors, and peaches bring a sweet, tart burst that creates a burrata salad with extra wow.
The mild cheese also holds its own with herbs and spices like oregano or black pepper, and fresh basil, parsley, or dill will bring some herbaceous flavors to your salads.
Remember to look for acidic and robust flavors and to stay away from creamy dressings like ranch and Caesar that can weigh down your salad and overshadow the burrata.