Everything about this Grilled Pear and Prosciutto Salad with Burrata is dreamy….the creamy burrata, the grilled pears, the prosciutto and the smooth white balsamic dressing. It’s all pretty fantastic separately, but put it all together in a salad and it’s truly something exquisite.
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How to Make The Grilled Pear and Prosciutto Salad:
This salad is so easy to make! Whisk together the vinaigrette, grill up the pears, plate the lettuce, burrata, and prosciutto, and boom! You have a gourmet salad in minutes.
THE PEARS: Grill them Indoors or Out!
Grilling intensifies the flavor of this already sweet fruit. In the summer we grill them outdoors, in colder weather we grill them indoors on a grill pan. The pears are the only cooking involved in the dish, the rest is assembly only. Our kind of meal!
SO WHAT IS BURRATA?
It’s a dream is what it is. Burrata is fresh Mozzarella cheese and cream combined and it’s heavenly. You’ll probably have to buy a minimum of 8oz so don’t let it go to waste! I use burrata in several recipes, like my Burrata Toast with Poached Eggs, Pasta with Tomatoes and Burrata, and Chicken Pesto Burrata Grilled Naan Pizza with Fried Egg!
THE DRESSING: Two Choices
This stunning salad is tossed in a simple white balsamic dressing. It’s ‘barely there’ but makes all the difference by ramping up the flavor of each ingredient. I will offer my two favorite white balsamic vinegars, you can choose which best fits your budget. My first pick is always Prelibato White Balsamic vinegar from Italy. You may get lucky and find it in a store, but I almost always have to buy online. Second choice, O California White Balsamic. (<—Amazon link) I find this one in many stores and it’s a little easier on the wallet. BUT if you prefer, a traditional balsamic vinegar works really well on this salad too. It’s totally up you!
What to Serve This Salad With:
THE RECIPE: GRILLED PEAR AND PROSCIUTTO SALAD WITH BURRATA FOR TWO!
What you need: a good quality white balsamic vinegar. My first pick is always Prelibato White Balsamic vinegar from Italy. My second choice, O California White Balsamic. If you prefer, you may use a traditional balsamic vinegar instead. If you are grilling indoors you will need a good quality grill pan.
A delicious, unique salad that can be served as a side dish or main course
- 3 cups baby greens
- 1/4 cup good quality extra virgin olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons white balsamic (or regular balsamic if desired)
- 1 Tablespoon honey (if using a traditional balsamic, omit honey)
- sea salt and pepper to taste
- 1 pear cut in half and grilled
- 6 slices prosciutto
- 3-4 ounces burrata cheese
- Garnish: pomegranate seeds or your choice of berry
Place baby greens in a bowl or on a platter
Whisk together olive oil, balsamic, honey, salt and pepper, set aside
cut pear in half and scoop out core and seeds
place a grill pan on med/high heat for two minutes
brush the surface of pear and pan with olive oil
when pan is hot, place pears flesh side down on grill and sear until grilled marks are established (about 2-3 minutes)
Dress greens with some of the salad dressing and toss, place on two plates, add burrata cheese, 3 slices of prosciutto, and half a pear to each plate
Garnish with pomegranate seeds or berries and drizzle the rest of the dressing over pears, cheese and meat. Serve
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