Strawberry Watermelon Salad with Burrata

This Strawberry Watermelon Salad with Burrata shows off some of the best seasonal ingredients, and is perfect for a warm, summer’s day! The easy-to-make recipe highlights fresh fruits and veggies, herbs, creamy cheese, and a light dressing. Simple, healthy, and colourful!


Prep Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Yield: 6 servings



  • 4 cups cubed watermelon
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, halved
  • 1 cup sliced Persian cucumbers
  • fresh basil leaves, roughly torn
  • handful fresh mint
  • 8 ounces burrata cheese, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup roasted pistachios, chopped


Balsamic Fig Vinaigrette

  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup balsamic or white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fig preserves/jam
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped
  • kosher salt and black pepper


Spicy Pickled Red Onions

  • ½ cup balsamic, or white balsamic, vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 serrano pepper, thinly sliced



  1. In a salad bowl, arrange the melon, strawberries, cucumber, and basil leaves.
  2. Make vinaigrette by combining all ingredients in a glass jar and shake, or whisk to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Drizzle half the vinaigrette over the salad, gently tossing to coat. Add the burrata, pistachios, and the remaining vinaigrette.
  4. Top salad with additional herbs and pickled onions.
  5. To make the pickled onions, combine vinegar, honey, and salt in a glass jar. Add onion and serrano pepper. Cover and let sit least 30 minutes or up to two weeks in refridgerator.