Burrata with Charred Peaches and Crispy Prosciutto
Creamy, sweet, salty, nutty and slightly smokey all at once. These are all the flavors going on in this Burrata with Charred Peaches and Crispy Prosciutto dish. It is truly an outstanding summer appetizer everyone will love!
Burrata. The famous Italian cheese with the funny name that has a pleasing shape and a smooth texture.
This is an elegant and colorful dish that is really not difficult at all to recreate at home. I would even go so far as to say it’s a piece of cake to make! Impress your friends and family and serve them a dish reminiscent of Italy. Trust me, you’ll be the hero of your own kitchen!
How to serve Burrata
Burrata is the perfect blank canvas to add fresh summer fruits and vegetables to. Including, but not limited to, the charred peaches and pepper. Burrata can be served simply with a drizzle of high quality olive oil and black pepper. Or it can be dressed up more elaborately as in my version here.
Charring fresh, sweet peaches adds another even sweeter element to them. Charring them is also a great solution if your peaches are not perfectly ripe as this cooks them slightly and softens them.
Did you know that as good as prosciutto is on its own, it gets even better when you crisp it up in the oven? Yep, that’s right. I’ve used crispy prosciutto in my Pear and Crispy Prosciutto Salad and my Tomato Bruschetta. If you haven’t tried crispy prosciutto, you must. It’s like the Italian version of crispy bacon!
Burrata with Charred Peaches and Crispy Prosciutto Garnishes and Options
Simple (and really good) olive oil is a must for this dish. I added cilantro micro greens and nutty toasted pine nuts. Chopped fresh basil is also a delicious option.
Now, if you want to serve this like a Burrata Caprese, you could add sliced summer tomatoes (colorful ones would be stunning, like maybe Heirlooms?). Now, did you know that in Italy they don’t add balsamic vinegar to Caprese salads? This is true, but if you want to add it to your dish, I wont tell anyone.