Dive into summer with this easy strawberry burrata salad! Fresh strawberries and creamy burrata are tossed with mint, basil, and pecans then topped with a honey balsamic glaze.
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Strawberry Burrata Salad with Balsamic Glaze

Dive into summer with this easy strawberry burrata salad! Fresh strawberries and creamy burrata are tossed with mint, basil, and pecans then topped with a honey balsamic glaze.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword caprese, strawberry salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Just a Little Bit of Bacon

Ingredients

Balsamic Glaze

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • several grinds of black pepper

Strawberry Burrata Salad

  • 8 oz burrata cheese
  • 3 cups strawberries, halved or quartered as needed
  • 2 tbsp thinly sliced mint leaves
  • 2 tbsp thinly sliced basil leaves
  • 3 tbsp chopped toasted pecans

Instructions

Balsamic Glaze

  • Combine the balsamic vinegar with the honey and black pepper in a small saucepan. Bring the balsamic to a gentle simmer and let it reduce until thick and syrupy, about 10 minutes. Cool to room temperature before using.
  • Balsamic glaze can be kept in a sealed container in the refrigerator for a month or more.

Strawberry Burrata Salad

  • Place the burrata in the center of a large, low serving bowl. Arrange the strawberries around the burrata. Then sprinkle the sliced mint, sliced basil, and toasted pecans over it all.
  • Drizzle with the balsamic syrup and serve.

Notes

  • Toasting Pecans: To toast the pecans spread them out on a baking sheet and cook for 5 minutes at 350F.
  • Other Nuts: You can substitute toasted walnuts or toasted pine nuts for the pecans. If making toasted pine nuts reduce the cooking time to 2 minutes.
  • Balsamic Glaze: If you find the glaze to be a little too acidic you can add a tiny pinch of baking soda. This will smooth out the acid and give the syrup a jammier flavor. Just the littlest bit though! You can always add more, but you can't take it out.
  • Have Aged Balsamic? If you have sprung for a tiny, expensive bottle of traditional balsamic (which will run you $50+), you can use that instead of making the syrup. In this case, arrange some burrata along with the strawberries and the rest of the salad ingredients into small bowls. Then drizzle over aged balsamic right onto each person's portion and skip the balsamic glaze. Grind a bit of black pepper over each bowl to finish things off.