Fresh, sweet watermelon and creamy burrata cheese team up for a refreshing and unexpected summer salad. Only 5 ingredients. It’s a perfect light meal or appetizer on hot, lazy summer days.
This summer burrata salad reminds me of a caprese salad without tomatoes. If you’re a watermelon lover, this is a must try!
This salad is best made in the summer when seedless watermelons are ripe, sweet, and juicy.
Rich burrata cheese adds a creamy texture and a perfect contrast to the melon.
Aromatic basil leaves add a hint of sweetness and a pop of color.
Extra virgin olive oil and balsamic glaze complement the flavors of the burrata and melon.
A sprinkle of kosher salt or sea salt flakes enhances the flavors and makes the salad pop.
- Can’t find fresh burrata? You can use fresh mozzarella instead.
- Try adding crushed pistachios for an added crunch.
- Add a drizzle of honey for an added touch of sweetness.
How to make watermelon burrata salad
First, make your balsamic glaze by simmering balsamic vinegar to reduce it to syrup. Let it cool while you assemble your salad.
Go ahead and prepare your ingredients. Check out my handy-dandy watermelon cutting tutorial for an easy way to cut it into cubes!
Arrange the watermelon on a plate or platter. Carefully tear the burrata into chunks. Don’t let the cream spill out! Arrange them with the melon.
Drizzle the whole thing with extra virgin olive oil, then the balsamic reduction.
Tear the basil leaves and distribute them on top. Sprinkle the salad with salt and serve!
What to do with the leftover balsamic glaze?
I recommend keeping a jar of balsamic glaze around at all times! It adds a sweet, tart, savory flavor to so many dishes! A few of my favorite ways to use it are:
- Make avocado crostini or caprese crostini.
- Drizzle it over grilled chicken.
- Add a swirl to the top of a pizza.
- Add it to green salads like this spinach and strawberry salad.
- Drizzle it over Caprese salad or tortellini Caprese salad.
- Spoon it over pork tenderloin.
- Add it to roasted or grilled vegetables.
Other ways to use up a watermelon
- Cut it into triangles, sticks, or cubes to snack on.
- Make a pineapple watermelon smoothie.
- Sip on a watermelon sour cocktail.
Did you make this summer burrata salad? Let me know in the comments!Print