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July 28, 2022

Burrata Salad with Summer Berries & Pistachios

Meet burrata, mozzarella’s cool sibling who makes any recipe they show up to that much more delicious. Add fresh summer berries and pistachios and you’ve got the best burrata salad in town.


Burrata Salad with Summer Berries & Pistachios tossed with homemade balsamic vinaigrette in a serving bowl with salad servers
Photography by Gayle McLeod

This Burrata Salad Is a Little Savory and a Little Sweet

It’s that time of year when berries are bursting out of their baskets, and burrata is super fresh and flavorful. We’re here to tell you to carpe that diem next time you see these ingredients at the market. Once you slice into burrata, you’ll understand why it is quite possibly the perfect cheese. It’s slightly less firm and just a touch more luxurious than the mozzarella you know and love, because it’s been enriched with fresh cream. Burrata cheese pairs well with almost all of summer’s bounty, but we especially love it as a beautiful centerpiece in this summer burrata salad with crunchy arugula and bright berries and a drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette.

arugula, mixed berries, burrata pistachios and ingredients for homemade balsamic vinaigrette in bowls on the counter

What Is Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing Made Of?

A well-balanced vinaigrette is tangy and acidic, with a base of oil and vinegar. We add a touch of sweetness with honey, texture with minced shallot, and a little bite from the stone-ground mustard. Trust us, you’ll be looking for things to dip into this simple and flavorful dressing. Our balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing recipe calls for white wine vinegar and white balsamic vinegar, which results in an easy vinaigrette that is lighter and crisper than one made with a dark balsamic vinegar.

olive oil pouring into a bowl with stone ground mustard, honey, white wine vinegar, white balsamic, shallot, salt & pepper
Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette made with white balsamic vinegar being whisked in a glass bowl

This Might Be The Best Way to Serve Burrata, Not Kidding

You’ll be in fresh berry and cheese heaven in no time. Here’s how to make your new favorite burrata salad:

  1. Whisk all of the ingredients for the dressing together in a small bowl.

  2. Toss arugula and berries with half of the dressing and transfer to your serving dish.

  3. Using your hands, gently pull the burrata into pieces and scatter over the salad.

  4. Finish with a jazzy sprinkle of pistachios and a final drizzle of dressing all over!

Arugula being tossed with summer berries and homemade balsamic vinaigrette beside a bowl of extra vinaigrette
Burrata Salad with Summer Berries & Pistachios surrounded by bowls of pistachios, dressing and fresh cracked pepper

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Burrata Salad with Summer Berries & Pistachios surrounded by bowls of pistachios, dressing and fresh cracked pepper
Burrata Salad with Summer Berries & Pistachios tossed with homemade balsamic vinaigrette in a serving bowl with salad servers

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Burrata Salad with Summer Berries & Pistachios

  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time:  15 min
  • Cook Time:  0 min
  • Calories: 501


  • 5 ounces arugula
  • 8 ounces burrata
  • 2 cups mixed berries such as blackberries, strawberries or blueberries
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped pistachios

Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • 2 tablespoons stone-ground mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 small shallot, minced, about 2 tablespoons
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a small bowl whisk together all of the ingredients for the vinaigrette.

  2. In a large bowl, toss the arugula with the berries and half of the dressing. Transfer the salad to a large platter or large shallow bowl.

  3. Hold the burrata over the salad and break it into pieces, scattering them as you go.

  4. Sprinkle with pistachios and drizzle with extra dressing.

Nutrition Info

  • Per Serving
  • Amount
  • Calories501
  • Protein9 g
  • Carbohydrates22 g
  • Total Fat44 g
  • Dietary Fiber3 g
  • Cholesterol0 mg
  • sodium336 mg
  • Total Sugars16 g

Burrata Salad with Summer Berries & Pistachios

Questions & Reviews

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  • Prabhsifat

    Need recipes for salads .

    Check out our "30 Best Salads" Post.

  • Bekah

    We’ve made this salad and it’s outstanding…the dressing is to die for! I have one family member who doesn’t love burrata though. Is there another cheese you think would work?

    Thanks Bekah! Goat cheese would be delicious as well!

  • Simone

    Would a flavored vinegar work, substituted for the white balsamic? I'm feeling Champagne vinegar or Raspberry....

    We haven't tried but it would probably be great. Let us know how it goes!

  • Carol

    Checking out salads for summer!

    Hope you enjoy this one, we love it!

  • Diana

    So so good- served it with some roasted chicken. My girl friends snapped a photo of the recipe print before they left. Thank you!

    Thanks Diana, we are so happy you and your friends loved this!

  • Chelsea

    Amazing—I love everything about this salad! Making it again tonight for company!

    Thanks Chelsea, so glad you love it!

  • Emma

    What a delicious summer salad! I made a simple dukkah roasted salmon for on the side.

    Thanks Emma, so glad you enjoyed it. Sounds like a delicious meal!

  • Jenn

    This is so good! Not sure I've met anything that burrata doesn't improve. The dressing is delicious and the salad is overall the prefect balance of sweet and savory.

    Thank you Jenn, so happy you loved it. We couldn't agree more, burrata does improve everything!