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Grilled Peach & Arugula Salad

I have a love affair with arugula. I adore how it has its own unique flavor that differs from a lot of other leafy greens and how that taste compliments so many other delicious flavors.

We’ve been eating arugula in so many different ways this season because you can simply pile it high with fresh vegetables and/or fruit, add some cheese, a little dressing or oil and call it a meal. That’s pretty much what this arugula salad recipe is, but at the same time, it’s so much more.

The peaches on this arugula salad combined with a honey champagne vinaigrette make it a standout recipe that you’ll want to have over and over again on hot days.

Peach and Arugula Salad with burrata and grilled onions



Peachy sweetness

Peaches are just starting to come into season, and they make this salad. While I don’t often like fruit on salad (I’m a savory-salad kind of girl), the peaches are sweet without being over powering and tart, like some other fruits.

This recipe is unique because it calls for grilling the peaches. This will bring out the natural sugars in the fruit and caramelize them. It’s a sweet and more nutritious way to sweeten this fruit to perfection.Peach and Arugula Salad with burrata and grilled onionsPeach and Arugula Salad with burrata and grilled onions

Peach and Arugula Salad with burrata and grilled onions

Peach and Arugula Salad with burrata and grilled onions Peach and Arugula Salad with burrata and grilled onions

What is burrata anyways? 

I’ve also added burrata to this salad because I also have a love affair with cheese. Adding a little salt and pepper to burrata kind of makes it the perfect cheese.




In case you’re not sure what burrata is, it’s a fresh, Italian cow’s milk cheese that’s made from mozzarella and cream. The outside of it is mozzarella and the inside is a soft, spreadable cheese called stracciatella.

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Peach and Arugula Salad with burrata and grilled onions Champagne Vinaigrette 

The dressing for this Peach & Arugula Salad is simple. It combines extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, honey and mustard for a sweet tang that compliments the peaches. It also blends well with the onions and spiciness of the arugula.

Peach and Arugula Salad with burrata and grilled onions

Peach and Arugula Salad with burrata and grilled onions Peach and Arugula Salad with burrata and grilled onions



With all those whole, humble and delicious ingredients this salad is a perfect, simple meal for summer nights. It can serve as a main dish, a side or even serve it as an appetizer. I think you’ll find its as versatile as it is delightful.

Find the full recipe below. Also, keep an eye on the recipe section of the site as we build the library of farmhouse food.

Tips:

  • Make your dressing first and then set aside. You could even make it hours or the day before to give the flavors time to meld.
  • If you want to grill inside, I recommend using a cast iron griddle like this one that we used.
  • Watch your bread as you grill it. It burns easily.

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Peach & Arugula Salad with burrata and red onions

This Peach & Arugula Salad is perfect for summer and works as an appetizer, lunch or dinner. It's bursting with fresh ingredients that are full of delicious and exciting flavors. 
5 from 14 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peach and arugula salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Author: Rachel Quenzer

Ingredients

Arugula Salad Ingredients

  • 6 cups arugula
  • 4-6 peaches, fresh and firm that are just starting to rippen
  • 4-5 piece of burrata cheese, sliced in half
  • 1 large red onion
  • 1/2 loaf of frech bread, grilled
  • Ground salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

Honey Champagne Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp. of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. champagne vinegar
  • 1.5 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Champagne Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Instructions

  • Mic together extra virgin olive oil, champagne vinegar, honey, dijon mustard and lemon juice. Combine well with a whisk. 
  • Add salt and pepper to taste. 
  • Set aside. It's best to make this in advance of your salad so the ingredients have time to come together. 

Arugula Salad Instructions

  • Pour your extra virgin olive oil into a small cup and heat your grill or griddle to medium. You can grill all these ingredients inside or outside but you want to make sure that the heat is on medium and whatever you're grilling on is warmed up. For this receipt with used a cast iron griddle. 
  • Slice your peaches and then brush them with the olive oil on both sides. Grill skin side down first. Grill 5 minutes and then flip over to grill for another 3-5 minutes
  • Slice your red onion and cover both sides with some extra virgin olive oil. If your surface is large enough, grill your onion at the same time you grill your peaches. I slice them but keep the rings together to make grilling easier. Grill 3-5 minutes per side. 
  • While your peaches and onions are grilling, wash and plate your arugula. You can serve it on a cutting board like I did or serve it in a bowl. 
  • Slice your burrata in half and put aside. Handle it gently. The cheese on the inside is delicate and it will not stay put once you slice it unless handled with care. 
  • Slice your French bread and cover both sides with what's left of your extra virgin olive oil. Grill each side 2-4 minutes. Watch this carefully. You don't want it to burn. 
  • Once done grilling, add your warm peaches and onions to your arugula. 
  • Add your burrata. 
  • Add additional fresh salt and cracked pepper as desired. 
  • Put bread on the cutting board or serve on a separate plate if you decide to use a bowl. 
  • Drizzle your dressing over everything and serve!

Peach and Arugula Salad with burrata and grilled onions Peach and Arugula Salad with burrata and grilled onions

Peach and Arugula Salad with burrata and grilled onions Peach and Arugula Salad with burrata and grilled onions

Peach and Arugula Salad with burrata and grilled onions

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30 Comments

  1. Krista

    I can’t wait for my peaches to be ready. I have been saving some great recipes to try as soon as they are ripe! I’m bookmarking this one now. It looks perfect!

  2. Amber Myers


    Oh yes please! I know I’d love this salad. I am a huge fan of peaches, so having them in a salad would be fabulous.

  3. robin rue

    This salad sounds delicious. I am super excited to try it.

  4. cait

    oh my gosh my mouth is literally watering looking at all these delicious pictures! I cant wait to try and make this for friends this upcoming weekend- refreshing and delicious!

  5. Tasheena


    This salad looks so yummy and flavorful. I can’t wait to give this recipe a try.

  6. Bill Sweeney


    Salads this time of year happen a lot, because it’s too hot sometimes to heat something up. I would love to add this to our salad rotation!

  7. Brianne Tursi Manz


    I have to try this! I’ve never had grilled peaches before. It looks so packed full of flavor.

  8. Terri Steffes


    We love making this salad when the peaches ripen. Sometimes we replace the mozzarella cheese with goat cheese. Oh, that is so good, too.

  9. Pam

    This looks absolutely delicious. I love peaches and grilling them really adds some extra layers of flavor.

  10. Tania

    What a perfect summer salad! I don’t have a love affair with arugula, but this recipe is changing my mind.

  11. Tara Pittman

    Grilled peaches sound so delicious. This salad would be so awesome to serve at my next cookout.

  12. Beth

    This looks really good! I’ve never tried grilled peaches before.

  13. Catalina


    I love the sweet and savory flavor combo! This salad looks fabulous! A must try recipe!

  14. Ruth I

    This looks like a dish a professional dish prepared. I think it has a lot of explosive flavors in it. This is so good.


  15. This salad looks really amazing! I love the combination of flavors!

  16. Cathy Mini


    This recipe really caught my attention. I look forward to making this recipe.

  17. Kelli A


    I could eat this everyday! I love the tip on the cast iron skillet. We love cast iron, on the stop top, oven or straight over a fire pit!

  18. Melissa Dixon

    This really looks so good. I have been saying that I needed to up my salad game and this seems like the definition of that. I love the looks of this one!

  19. Rena


    That looks amazing! I”ve never tried to grill a peach but I can imagine that it is out of this world.

  20. Lisa Favre


    Everything about this salad sounds extraordinary. This is totally something I have to have in my belly… now!

  21. Wren LaPorte

    That looks delicious! I think my Bestie would love it! Have to try it the next time I go and visit!

  22. Lynndee

    I love a good salad and arugula is one of my faves. I have never tried having peach in my salad though. That looks delish!

  23. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    Yum! This sounds like my type of salad for sure. This is filled with so many tasty flavors & textures!!

  24. jill nunn

    You had me at peaches! I’m a Georgia girl!

  25. Kiwi

    Ive had a peach arugula salad before and it is amazing. Who knew peaches and salad would make such a delicious combo!

  26. Mama Maggie's Kitchen


    This looks really delicious. Can’t wait to go to my kitchen to try making this recipe!

  27. Annemarie LeBlanc


    Goodness, this looks so good! I saved the recipe and will make this the soonest. The Honey Champagne Vinaigrette is perfect!

  28. Melanie Walsh

    I worked in a vegetarian restaurant throughout college and learned that salads are anything but boring. But we didn’t serve anything that looked like this. Those grilled peaches look divine!

  29. Heather

    This recipe looks absolutely amazing! I can’t wait to give it a try!

  30. Fatima Torres


    I love a good zesty salad. I often add fruits to mine to jazz them up a bit.


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