This fig burrata salad is delicious and simple to make. Sweet figs, creamy burrata, salty prosciutto, and heady basil come together harmoniously on a plate.
Last week I brought you the fig caprese that’s perfect for any day of the week. This time I switched out the buffalo mozzarella for creamy burrata and added in a few slices of prosciutto for those craving a bit more richness and meat. This fig burrata salad is about celebrating quality ingredients and letting their flavors shine.
Figs: for my salad, I used tiger figs. Other varieties that are sweet and perfect for salad include Black Mission fig, Adriatic figs, and Kadota figs. Pick figs that are soft to touch as they tend to be ripe and sweet. A very firm fig is not ripe and will not ripen further.
Burrata: burrata cheese is essentially mozzarella cheese that’s been filled with cream. It is the richest, creamiest, and most decadent cheese and worthwhile to seek out specialty cheese stores for its high quality. The best tasting burratas have a firm and almost springy texture on the outside with a soft and creamy texture on the inside. If you can’t find burrata, soft unsalted mozzarella, preferably buffalo mozzarella, makes a good substitute.
Prosciutto: prosciutto is an Italian ham that’s uncooked and dry-cured. They are thinly sliced and often used in salad. Good quality prosciutto offers a perfect balance of sweet and salty. They come pre-sliced and are sold in the deli section. I highly recommend buying them freshly sliced from a shop that specializes in imported Italian products or charcuterie.
Your taste buds are in for a treat! Sweet figs, creamy burrata, salty prosciutto, and heady basil are brought together by a drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle of sea salt. All the elements of this fig burrata salad come together harmoniously on a plate.
This fig burrata salad is simple, delicious, and perfect from summer through fall. It’s great as a starter or add a piece of bread and make it a complete meal.
For more salad inspiration check these recipes: fig caprese salad, fig tomato arugula salad, nectarine burrata salad, avocado Caprese salad, fig watercress goat cheese salad, tomato fig peach prosciutto burrata salad.
Fig burrata salad
- 16 ounces fresh figs (tiger figs or adriatic figs), halved or quartered if large
- 8 ounces burrata cheese
- 4 ounces prosciutto de Parma
- ¼ cup basil leaves
- 2 tbsps extra virgin olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon flaky sea salt
- ⅛ tsp freshly ground pepper
- Arrange figs, prosciutto, burrata, and basil on a large platter.
- Drizzle with olive oil, then sprinkle with sea salt and ground pepper and serve immediately.