Summer salad Recipe – Fruit Panzanella with Basil & Burrata


If you’re looking for a great, memorable summer salad recipe, this is the one! A very summery variation from the original recipe adds a fresh, delicious twist to this dish! This salad includes a delicious combo of widely available seasonal produce, which means it’s simple to source and environmentally friendly.

It’s the perfect party salad to serve it for lunch, dinner or at your BBQ buffet. Whenever you serve it, it’s guaranteed to impress!


  • 150g crusty bread, such as ciabatta or baguette
  • 2 tbsp olive oil for ciabatta
  • 4 tbsp virgin olive oil – dressing
  • 1 large clove garlic, finely chopped
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • Salt to taste
  • Pinch of pepper
  • 2 medium peaches or nectarines,
  • 200g sweet cherries
  • 200g heritage or cherry tomatoes
  • Small handful basil
  • 225g burrata cheese


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC.
  2. Tear the ciabatta bread into small pieces – about 1 inch transfer to a bowl, drizzle 2 tbsp olive oil, season with salt and pepper. Toss to mix.
  3. Arrange the bread onto a baking tray and cook for 8-10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, chop the garlic finely. Add 4 tbsp oil, 2 tbsp red wine vinegar, the chopped garlic, season with salt and pepper, whisk and set aside.
  5. Slices nectarines into quarters and halved again and add to the serving bowl.
  6. Pit the cherries, and half the tomatoes lengthways and add to the bowl.
  7. Chop the basil roughly and add to the bowl.
  8. Add the roasted ciabatta
  9. Whisk the dressing and drizzle over
  10. Tear open the burrata, drizzle with olive oil and season and serve!


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This article is written by Kumud Gandhi – a Food Scientist, nutritionist, writer & broadcaster.  Kumud Gandhi is the science lead at The Cooking Academy and is a pioneer of science-based nutritional coaching to support people in achieving productivity and wellness through nutritional management.  She leads the ‘Wellness in the Workplace‘ division at The Cooking Academy

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