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Fresh Burrata with Watermelon and Nectarines

Fresh Burrata Salad with Watermelon and Nectarines! The perfect burrata melon salad recipe! Tomatoes, Nectarines, & fresh herbs compliment the creamy burrata cheese.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 4 People
Author: straighttothehipsbaby
Cost: $10

Equipment

  • 1 large shallow bowl or small platter

Ingredients

For the Salad

  • 2 slices fresh watermelon slice on the thicker side to cube
  • 2 slices fresh cantaloupe slice on the thinner side
  • 1/4 cup pitted cherries
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries
  • 1 medium tomato cut into 1/8 sections
  • 1 handful fresh basil leaves
  • 6 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 sprigs lemon time optional
  • 1 ball fresh burrata cheese
  • edible flowers optional

For the Honeyed Nectarines

  • 2 large nectarines
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 4 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 springs lemon thyme optional
  • pinch salt

For the Shallot Champagne Vinegar Dressing

  • 1/2 large shallot sliced into thin rings
  • 1/4 cup champagne vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/4 clove garlic smashed and minced
  • pinch kosher salt
  • pinch black pepper

Instructions

  • For the Dressing
  • In a medium glass jar with lid, add the champagne vinegar, salt, and shallot slices. Let sit for 5 minutes
  • After quickly pickling, add the olive oil, honey, garlic, & black pepper.
  • Close the jar with a tightly fitted lid and shake vigorously. Let sit in the refrigerator until use.

For the Honeyed Nectarines

  • Pitt and thinly slice the nectarines and add to a small mixing bowl.
  • Add the olive oil, juice of 1/2 a fresh lime, honey, and salt.
  • Roughly tear the fresh mint and add to the bowl. Next, add the leaves of two sprigs of lemon thyme (optional).
  • Mix to combine and reserve.

For the Salad

  • Cube the watermelon slices (or cubes as desired) and slice the cantaloupe slices into thin triangles.
  • Halve the fresh cherries and stem & halve the strawberries.
  • Stem the tomato and cut into 1/8 pieces.
  • Wash & dry your herbs.

To Assemble

  • Reserve a large shallow bowl or small platter.
  • Place the rest burrata ball into the enter of the large shallow bowl.
  • Next, start to arrange the watermelon cubes and cantaloupe slices. Scatter them throughout.
  • Now, add the cherries, tomatoes, and strawberries.
  • Place torn bits of fresh basil, mint, and lemon thyme throughout the bowl.
  • Dress with the shallow champagne vinegar dressing and garnish with edible flowers & herbs.

Notes

  • Fresh is best! Freshly squeezed lime juice will bring more flavor to the honey nectarines, instead of bottled lime juice.
  • Add the burrata at the last moment before serving, for the best results.