Peach Burrata Honeycomb Fruit Salad
Peach Burrata Honeycomb Fruit Salad, an easy fruit salad made from fresh peaches, burrata cheese, honeycomb, and fresh basil. Simple and satisfying!
With fresh Georgia peaches, creamy burrata cheese, a sweet hunk of honeycomb, and sprinkled fresh basil, this simple fruit salad takes only ten minutes to prepare and will be a hit at your next simple summer supper.
👉 Ready to learn how to make a simple fruit and honeycomb salad? Let's do it!
- Whole honeycomb: A whole hunk of honeycomb is the star of the show! Honeycomb is usually sold in jars and is an interesting way to add sweetness to a fruit salad that your guests will love.
- Peaches: Peaches are the fruit base of this salad and are typically in-season in the summer months. However you can substitute the peaches with any type of fruit that you have on hand.
- Burrata cheese: For a touch of savory and salt to balance the sweetness of the honeycomb and fruit, burrata is a perfectly spreadable cheese that’s great when mixed with fresh fruit.
- Fresh basil: A sprinkle of pungent fresh herbs like basil takes this fruit salad up a level.
- Optional ingredients: Add your own favorite in-season fruits and serve with a side of fresh bread or crackers for spreading the fruit.
- Recommended tools: A good set of kitchen knives comes that includes a rounded paring knife great for cutting peaches
🥣 How to make (step-by-step photos)
1️⃣ Step One: Slice and prep fruit
This peach and cheese fruit salad is as simple as it gets. First, slice the peaches into small wedges against the core and arrange on plate (The Spruce has a great tutorial on how to cut peaches, but I leave the skin on…more fiber and nutrients!).
2️⃣ Step Two: Place burrata cheese and fresh whole honeycomb
Then add the burrata and honeycomb to the plate. My local grocery store sells honeycomb in a jar and it’s a great alternative to drizzled honey, however if you’re not able to find it in your area then serve honey in a small ramekin or bowl for dipping.
3️⃣ Step Three: Garnish and serve
Last, cut fresh basil and sprinkle on top of the salad. I also like to add in other fresh fruit like cherries but you could spruce up the plate with nuts, seeds, and crackers. This peach fruit salad is great served alone, but we ended up spreading the cheese, fruit, and honey on fresh ciabatta bread and it was AMAZING.
🧊 How to store
- Refrigerator storage: We do not recommend prepping this salad ahead of time to preserve the fresh ingredient flavors, however any leftover can be stored in an airtight container for up to two days.
- Freezer storage: We do not recommend freezing any ingredients in this salad, it’s best served fresh.
♻️ Sustainable kitchen tips
We love using fresh, seasonal ingredients for the most sustainable food possible!
Use seasonal fruit. Use fresh fruit that is in-season. For peaches that’s in the summer, but if you’re making this dish in other seasons then try substituting pears in the fall, as well as pomegranates and persimmons in the winter and early spring.
Opt for local honey. Shop your local region’s honey for the best taste and to support local farmers.
🍒 More savory fruit recipes
Want more recipes mixing fruit in savory dishes? We've got you covered:
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- Ricotta Crepes with Strawberries
Peach Burrata Honeycomb Fruit Salad
- 4 medium peaches, sliced
- 1 ball burrata cheese, about 4 ounces
- 1 piece honeycomb
- ½ cup basil, thinly sliced
- Optional: cherries, pomegranates, kumquats, nuts, or other seasonal fruit and french or ciabatta bread or crackers for spreading
- Arrange ingredients: Place sliced peaches, burrata cheese, and the whole honeycomb on a large plate for serving.
- Garnish and serve: Top with sliced basil and drizzled honey. Add additional fruit and/or crackers or bread for serving (optional).
- Leftovers and storage: This fruit and cheese salad can be refrigerated up to three days, however is best served immediately as the peaches will get soft and brown after they are cut. My recommendation is to cut only enough fruit that you will need for one serving. Save and store the cheese and honeycomb and then cut fresh fruit when ready to serve again.
- Nutrition: The nutrition information was not calculated to include include optional fruit, crackers, or bread.
UPDATE: This recipe was originally published in June 2018 and was updated for clarity in April 2022.