Nectarines are all dressed up in pickling juice and then tossed together with creamy burrata, fresh mint, and arugula to make a salad that is worth getting excited about!
pickled nectarine salad with burrata

Summer peaches are kind of a big deal. They foster rivalries across state lines that then somehow manifest themselves on the football field.

Oh, you thought those games were actually about showcasing athletic ability?

Uh, no. Β It’s all about the peaches.


To be honest, though, I’m all about the underdog.

For this Yankee, who has absolutely no stake in the peach game, nectarines are’


It’s a fuzzy skin thing, and I’m just more of a bareback kinda girl.

Plus now that I’ve discovered what a glorious thing pickled nectarines are, I can’t really imagine eating any other stone fruit any other way. They are sweet and savory and pair so perfectly with burrata, which is kind of the creamiest of creamy cheeses.


Which begs the question – how have I not been eating this every day every summer for my entire life?!?

And now I have 26 years of pickled nectarine/burrata combo deprivation to Β make up for in the span of, oh, 23 days (you know, when autumn is officially here)!!!!!

Let’s get on this.

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Pickled Nectarine Salad with Burrata
Nectarines are all dressed up in pickling juice and then tossed together with creamy burrata, fresh mint, and arugula to make a salad that is full of surprising and delicious flavor.
Yield: 4 servings
  • 2 nectarines, thinly sliced
  • ¼ small red onion, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 cups arugula
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves, torn
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 oz burrata, cut or torn into 1" pieces
  1. Toss the nectarines, onion slices, vinegar and sugar in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper and let sit for 10 minutes.
  2. Strain the pickling liquid out of the pickled nectarines and reserve, whisking together with the olive oil. Toss together the greens, mint, and pickling liquid/oil mix.
  3. Serve greens with nectarines, onions, and burrata. Season with salt and pepper.
Adapted from Bon Appetit
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼ of recipe


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69 Responses to Pickled Nectarine Salad with Burrata

  1. A perfect summer salad, if you ask me! I’m with you on the peach vs. nectarine skin preference too. I recently discovered burrata and can’t get enough. Love that you included it here!

  2. Pickled nectarines?! LOVE this salad! Such a fun flavour combo!!

  3. Johanna GGG says:

    that salad sounds so good – I can’t wait for summer for some nectarines to pickle – just need to work out where to find burrata

  4. Beth says:

    How do you do this? Once again, you’ve taken a recipe that has no interest for me and turned it into a must-have.
    I love my peaches, but nectarines make me pretty happy, too.

  5. This salad is gorgeous! I have about a billion peaches and could probably use a new way to eat them:-)

  6. kathy says:

    I’m right there with you – nectarines and plums all the way. the fuzz FREAKS ME OUT.

  7. I prefer nectarines too. This sounds great! We were looking for Burrata for another recipe and couldn’t find it in our local stores.

  8. I couldn’t agree with you more. I like a peach just fine, but I LOVE a good nectarine. So good.

  9. Pickled nectarines?? Awh, how good does that sound?? This salad looks so colorful and fresh, I need it to have it before summer is over, I love it πŸ˜€

  10. Shannon says:

    ooh man, this is totally getting made. i’m ok with fuzz (only on my peaches), but i do appreciate the nectarines and plums πŸ™‚ i could see this salad getting made with both. and asap. more burrata? don’t mind if i do!

  11. Mary says:

    I adore peaches and red onions on my salad, but you know what? I’ve never tried burrata! I feel like I’m missing out now. I’ll let you keep the nectarines though and I’ll stick with peaches.;)

  12. Lovely salad, especially love the nectarines! They’re always a summertime favorite full of sweetness. πŸ™‚

  13. Oh my YUM. Love Burrata. What a great salad!

  14. Burrata and peaches would go so well together!

  15. Great combination, Joanne! I’m a newbie to burrata as well and my life will never be the same… πŸ™‚ Wondeful post and great idea!

  16. Kathryn says:

    I’ve eaten so many nectarines this year – so good. I love the combination in this salad too, so light and bright!

  17. Wow – love the new look for the site! This salad looks lovely.

  18. How did I miss pickled nectarines! Peaches are too hairy no? I prefer nectarines too, they are more juicy (at least I believe so). Need to see where I can get burrata! =D

  19. Burrata is my life… so this salad must be made! xo

  20. Looks fabulous… love salads with fruits… but I gotta ask, what does burrata taste like? It is pungent? Really good idea.

  21. cquek says:

    this salad plate is awesome, i am going to try that on Sunday

  22. gloria says:

    look delicious Joanne I love nectarines!!

  23. Perfecto!! I’ve always been a nectarine fan though never pickled.

  24. Lisa says:

    This looks like a fabulous salad. I love the idea of adding fruit to salads. It balances out the tart or sour flavors of the dressing.

  25. Pam says:

    Nectarines are one of my most favorite fruits – I’ve never thought to pickle them. The salad looks gorgeous & delicious.

  26. Definitely love stone fruit salad and we have been eating lots of them too. Have to give pickled nectarines a try too.

  27. Suzie says:

    I’ve never heard of pickled nectarines and I have many more years on you! I must find some a.s.a.p. and make up for lost time like you! The salad looks terrific. I’d love to dig in right now πŸ™‚

  28. Eileen says:

    I have never eaten either pickled nectarines or burrata, so I can’t imagine how this tastes AT ALL. I mean, besides good. It clearly tastes good. πŸ™‚ I am with you on the nectarine train though–peach skin is such a pain! I’d much rater eat all the fruit with no mucking around.

  29. burrata makes everything delicious and pickled nectarines – yum. where do you get the most amazing ideas from?

  30. My absolute favorite salad is arugula, mint (or basil) fresh fruit and some soft cheese- so this looks amazing to me! I would never think to pickle the nectarines but i love that idea. Gosh, i really want this salad right now…

  31. I’m a peach girl all the way, though i have discovered an unfound love for nectarines this year. And the idea of pickling them – love it!

  32. Brilliant idea to pickle the nectarines! I LOVE nectarines! If only it could be nectarine season forever πŸ™‚

  33. ooh i love the notion of pickled nectarines. great idea!!

  34. Angela Brown says:

    Great pictures…I recently made pickled nectarines at home…they were a huge hit! I kept a little jar of them (covered with some of the brine) in the fridge for a few days, and used them as a topping on ice cream and cake while entertaining later in the week! Thanks for sharing!

  35. Veronica says:

    I’m a nectarine girl myself – also because I prefer it’s smoothness to peach fuzz. Your salad looks so inviting!

  36. Beautiful salad Joanne. I myself just tried Burrata for the first time a week ago. I CAN”T believe it took me so long to try it. My new favorite cheese…hands down. Can’t even think while I’m eating it…

  37. Kathryne says:

    I’ve been wanting to try this salad since I saw it in Bon Appetit! Seems like pickling things is all the rage right now. Time for me to get on board!

    I really, really love your new site, Joanne!

  38. Perfect salad for the summer! LOVE The PHOTOS – they are just fabulous!!

  39. Monet says:

    Weekend project: pickling nectarines. I haven’t tried this yet, and it sounds like it could be a game-changer. Thanks for sharing Joanne.

  40. Candace says:

    This looks amazing. Down south, we pickle or fry everything. Summers growing up saw my mom and grandmother pickling peaches. This salad reminds me of that time. Of course, they didn’t pair those lovely fruits with anything as fantastic as you have here. I would love to have this salad right now. Yum!

  41. Hotly Spiced says:

    That’s a very beautiful and pretty looking salad. I love nectarines. They’re not in our stores just yet but it won’t be long. xx

  42. Reeni says:

    Ooh pickled nectarines – love it! This salad hits on so many flavor points I can see how it could fast become a favorite! It’s completely enticing.

  43. This salad looks so delicious. I love this time of year when the nectarine are in the stores.

  44. Shanon says:

    Ummm, yessssssss. This salad is right up my alley, and the burrata is the best part. Or maybe the peaches. Or maybe the whole thing.

  45. Christine says:

    What an incredibly delicious combo. Never would have thought of pickling nectarines. BTW, a produce mgr. recently told me (after I complained [nicely] about mealy peaches) to go for the nectarines which I’ve done all summer. Guess what? He’s right!

  46. I love love burratta and your salad looks beautiful. Pickled stone fruits, yumm, I’d like that better than eating it plain..

  47. ramblingtart says:

    What an absolutely gorgeous salad, luv! I got my first nectarines of the season this week and have been savoring one every day. Delish!!! My absolute favorites are white nectarines, but I’m waiting patiently for them. πŸ™‚

  48. I adore burrata! This salad looks beautiful and it sounds delicious! Thanks for the recipe Joanne. Happy Friday!

  49. sara says:

    Gorgeous! Love this – so yummy! πŸ™‚

  50. Margarita says:

    Delicious! I’m with you on nectarines. I love these babies just a little more than peaches because I don’t have to peel them!

  51. sandra says:

    what a beautiful dish! so fresh and vibrant. I love the spicy peach idea. Will have to try that before they are all gone!!

  52. sandra says:

    I kind of like the soft stubble of a peach – preferred to the smooth firmness of the nectarine. Wonder what that says about us??

  53. I love the colour of the nectarine it’s as if the pickling has enhanced it πŸ˜€
    Beautiful fresh salad!

    Choc Chip Uru

  54. Kate says:

    Summer peaches are incredible. But Burrata may be the best thing ever.

  55. You had me at burrata! And that pickled nectarine? What a genius touch!

  56. How odd you have been avoiding nectarines! Glad you have discovered them now!

  57. Ashley says:

    I’ve never had pickled nectarines, but I looooove everything about the flavors going on in this salad. What a beauty!!

  58. Oh my gosh, this just screams summer to me, and with summer just on the horizon, this one gets a top of the list bookmark from me. I’ve never thought of pickling nectarines, but I cannot wait to try – how lucky for me to discover this before summer – I really can have this salad every single day of summer!!

  59. Lynn says:

    That is a beautiful salad. I’m definitely making that.

  60. Megan says:

    I definitely flagged that recipe in Bon Appetit. So want to make this, especially after seeing your gorgeous pictures!

  61. OH DAMN. Suddenly all my sad-winter-is-over feelings are banished and I’m longing for it to be high summer so I can make this a million times over.

  62. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    This salad is so gorgeous I can already taste it πŸ™‚ what a perfect combination!

  63. Drool. I love pickled fruit. Cheese with it sounds fantastic.

  64. Ika Sassaloon says:

    For a winter variation, try thinly sliced granny smith apples. Works really well.

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