Grilled peach, witlof, burrata, balsamic, hazelnuts

Grilled peach, witlof, burrata, balsamic, hazelnuts

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Serves
4
Photographer
Mark Roper

Even though this salad doesn’t involve tomatoes, it is a kind of tribute to the great Italian ‘insalata caprese’. Tomatoes are, after all, a fruit, and peaches have a similar texture and tang. The burrata (a fresh cream-filled mozzarella), basil and balsamic all hark back to the classic from Capri, but the smokiness from the grill and the hazelnuts turn it into something new.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
4 perfectly ripe yellow peaches
3 witlof, leaves separated
1/2 bunch basil, roughly torn
4 balls burrata
100g hazelnuts, roasted, skinned and roughly chopped
aged balsamic vinegar
black salt

Peach dressing

Quantity Ingredient
2 ripe yellow peaches
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
50ml sherry vinegar
5 basil leaves
salt and pepper
150ml extra-virgin olive oil

Method

  1. For the dressing, peel the peaches and combine in a food processor with the dijon, vinegar, basil, salt and pepper. With the food processor running, slowly add the extra-virgin olive oil until the dressing is creamy and emulsified.
  2. Cut the peaches in half and remove the stones. Place in a griddle or chargrill pan and grill, flesh side down, until marked with grill lines.
  3. To serve

    Dollop some dressing on each plate and stack 2 peach halves, witlof leaves and random-shaped basil leaves around and on top. Split the burrata balls in halves or thirds and arrange over the salad. Scatter over the hazelnuts and drizzle with a few drops of balsamic vinegar. Season with the black salt and serve.
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