Burrata Appetizers with Peaches and Pistachios

Burrata Appetizers with Peaches and Pistachios are perfect for summer happy hour. Just toast the bread, assemble, and serve! The combination of flavors and textures is irresistible.

arugula, a peach slice, burrata, and pistachios on a whole grain toast.

Creamy burrata. Fresh, juicy peaches. Crunchy pistachios. Crisp arugula. These easy Burrata Appetizers are a texture lover’s dream come true.

The idea for these came from The Ocean Room on Kiawah Island in South Carolina. A version of them was once on the menu, and I enjoyed them so much that I had to make them again.

They’re the perfect appetizer for summer. The only “cooking” that they require is toasting the bread. The rest of the recipe is just assembly. And they are guaranteed to make your guests say, “wow!”.

pieces of toast on a wooden board topped with arugula, burrata, peaches, and pistachios.

What does burrata taste like?

Burrata has a rich, buttery taste. It’s very similar in taste to fresh mozzarella, but creamier. In fact, when you slice open the burrata, the cream-like center oozes out. That makes it perfect for spreading onto slices of baguette.

How is burrata different from mozzarella?

Burrata and mozzarella are made in a similar way, and in fact, burrata starts out as mozzarella. The difference is that burrata gets placed in hot, salted water, and a mixture of mozzarella shreds and cream are poured into the center, and then the outer shell is formed around it.

Burrata appetizer ingredients

ingredients for burrata appetizers on a wooden board.
  • A whole grain baguette is the base of this recipe. I like how the seeds add some extra “crunch” to it. You could also use a regular baguette.
  • Use ripe but not totally soft fresh peaches, so they hold their shape.
  • Burrata can be found near the mozzarella cheese in the specialty cheese section of your local grocery store. If you can’t find it, use fresh mozzarella instead.
  • Fresh arugula adds a pop of color and a bit of crunch.
  • I used salted pistachios. If yours are unsalted, sprinkle some salt on top of the finished appetizers.

Assembly instructions

First, toast the baguette slices. Then, toss the arugula with lemon juice and a pinch of sea salt.

Then, layer on the following ingredients in order:

1. Arugula mixture
2. Burrata
3. Peach slice
4. Chopped pistachios
5. Drizzle of honey

a jar of honey next to a wooden board of toasts topped with burrata, arugula, peaches, and pistachios.

These appetizers are such a great way to enjoy peak-season peaches. The slightly salty burrata complements the peaches so nicely, and the salted pistachios add an irresistible crunch.

They are definitely one of those “looks fancier than it is” appetizers!

Frequently Asked Questions

I can’t find burrata. What can I substitute?

Fresh mozzarella can be substituted for burrata. It’s not as creamy in the center, but the taste is similar.

What can I use in place of peaches?

Nectarines or plums can be used instead.

Can I make these ahead of time?

These appetizers should be served within an hour or two after assembling.

What to do with extra burrata

Have some extra burrata? Lucky you! Here are a few ideas for serving burrata:
– In a caprese salad (in place of the mozzarella)
– Smeared on crackers with a glass of wine on the side
– On top of this Grilled Corn Salad

burrata appetizers topped with peaches and pistachios.

More peach recipes for summer

Can’t get enough of peach season? Me neither!

Bisquick Peach Cobbler is a simple way to bake using baking mix.

Peach Pie with Roasted Sugar is a great way to celebrate peach season.

These or Grilled Peaches with Honey Whipped Cream are a favorite dessert at our house.

Have you tried this recipe? Please leave a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating and/or comment below!

📖 Recipe

peach slice, burrata, and arugula on whole grain toast

Peach and Burrata Toasts

Published by Kate
These easy appetizers are perfect for enjoying peak-season peaches!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 16 toasts
Calories 103 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 small baguette (I used a whole grain baguette with seeds)
  • 2 cups baby arugula
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 8 oz ball burrata cheese
  • 2 ripe peaches, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup finely chopped salted pistachios
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Sea salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Slice baguette into ½ inch slices and place in a single layer on a sheet pan. Bake for 8–10 minutes, or until lightly toasted. Let cool.
  • Meanwhile, toss the arugula with the lemon juice and a pinch of salt. 
  • To assemble, place a few arugula leaves on top of each baguette slice. Use a spoon to scoop up about one tablespoon of the burrata cheese, and place on top of the arugula. 
  • Top the burrata with a peach slice. Repeat the burrata and peach combination for each of the baguette slices. 
  • Transfer the peach & burrata toasts to a serving platter. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with chopped pistachios. Serve immediately.

Notes

If you aren’t using salted pistachios, sprinkle the finished toasts lightly with sea salt.
I don’t recommend making these ahead. The arugula will wilt. Assemble them right before serving.
Nutrition facts are per toast (16 servings total).

Nutrition

Serving: 1toast (1/16 of the recipe)Calories: 103kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 5gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 141mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3g
Keyword burrata appetizer, peach appetizer
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