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Watermelon, Grilled Peach & Burrata Salad – Recipe!

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Summer fruits are naturally sweet and delicious and are nice when combined with other fresh produce in a salad. A mixture of two fruits, like watermelon and peaches, adds another layer of flavor, especially with a little creamy burrata.

Burrata, a soft cream-like-center mozzarella, has great mouth feel, and adds a hint of tang, which perks up the greens and heightens the sweetness of the fruit.  I think this burrata salad is a little more unique than the standard tomato version and it becomes a great escape from tradition.

Grilling peaches allows a delicate smokiness that takes this salad a delicious step further.  You can grill the fruit outdoors on a gas grill, or use a stovetop grill pan to lightly sear.  Either way the grilled peaches are softened slightly with smoky essence.

I like this salad all summer long, especially with a nice piece of grilled fish or chicken on the side.  Also, it is delightful to serve at summer barbecues and parties.

Ingredients

1/4 watermelon

2 peaches

2 cups arugula

1 ball fresh burrata

1 sprig fresh mint

2 tablespoons aged balsamic vinegar, or you can cook down regular balsamic vinegar

olive oil

salt

(Serves 4 )

1.  Heat grill to 375 degrees or heat a grill pan to medium-high heat.  Dice up watermelon into medium sized pieces.  Slice and remove the seed from both peaches.

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2.  Brush peaches with olive oil and place them cut side down on grill.  Grill peaches for 4-5 minutes on cut side, or until slightly softened with grill marks.

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3.  Place grilled peaches on a plate to cool.  Wash and dry the arugula and arrange in on a serving platter.

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4.  Scatter the watermelon on top of the arugula.  Slice the burrata into 6 wedges and place it on top of the salad.  Then, slice the grilled peaches into 3 wedges and place around salad.  Sprinkle fresh mint leaves and salt to taste, on top of fresh fruit.  Then, lightly drizzle the aged balsamic over salad.

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5.  Serve Watermelon, Grilled Peach & Burrata Salad with a crisp white wine or iced tea.  Enjoy!

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