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Take your salad game to a whole new level with this Worthy Watermelon Burrata Salad. It’s a delicious blend of savory burrata cheese, sweet and juicy watermelon, and peppery arugula.

All dressed with a balsamic reduction that ties all the flavors together. It is a very brave combination, but nevertheless tasty, super light, juicy, fresh and very satisfying!

One of my absolute FAVORITE salads!

A combination of sweet, tangy, and savory in this watermelon burrata salad
That color on the balsamic reduction! The pink watermelon, white cheese, and bright green arugula! YUM!

This burrata salad is super easy to jazz up, comes together in five minutes, and will impress your guests with its festive colors and hearty ingredients!

It’s great as a side, or you can serve it with grilled fish, chicken, or lamb to turn it into a full meal. 

Cheese filled with creamy cheese? That’s Burrata!

For those of you who haven’t yet discovered the wonder that is burrata, it’s the most sensational treat. It’s a fresh Italian cheese made from cow’s milk that comes in ball form.

Each ball is a pouch of mozzarella filled with stringy curd (called stracciatella) and cream. If you slice into it with a knife, the gooey center pours out.

Also, the blend of contrasting textures is heavenly and hard to resist. You can find burrata in specialty cheese shops or most grocery stores.

It marries deliciously with most vegetables and many fruits! Furthermore, it makes for a beautiful addition to a cheese tray or charcuterie board!

Burrata + Watermelon = The Perfect Match

arugula burrata salad
Burrata is undeniably the star of this light summer salad!

For the Watermelon Burrata Salad You Will Need:

Burrata: You can find burrata in most large grocery stores or specialty food stores. It has gotten very popular in recent years. 

Watermelon: If available, you can use a seedless watermelon. If not, you must remove the seeds before cutting. The sweeter and fresher the watermelon, the better this salad will taste.

Arugula: Arugula is a superfood. You can rely on to lift up your everyday meals to the next level. It has a mild peppery bite, and is almost spicy in flavor. Moreover, arugula has different names such as “rocket” or “Italian cress”. Also, arugula is packed with nutrients and fiber, and has numerous health benefits. In this salad, you can use either standard or baby arugula. I prefer baby arugula for its texture and milder flavor.  

Balsamic reduction: Balsamic reduction (also known as balsamic glaze) is my “go-to” daily dressing. It is so easy to make in your very own kitchen. Balsamic vinegar cooks down and turns into a much-loved condiment to drizzle over anything. From salad, chicken, fish, pasta, vegetables, steak, and fruit — the options are endless!

How to Combine the Ingredients for Watermelon Burrata Salad:

Want to Make Your Own Balsamic Reduction?

It is very easy to make balsamic reduction. Simply follow the steps below:

  1. Just add one cup of balsamic vinegar to a small pot.
  2. Bring that to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low heat and let simmer, stirring occasionally, until the vinegar thickens and is reduced to about 1/2 cup (about 20 minutes). The glaze should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  3. You can use it immediately or store in a dressing bottle in the fridge.


  •  The glaze will thicken slightly as it cools.
  • You can add brown sugar, honey, or maple syrup before boiling to add a hint of flavor.

Burrata is Definitely the Main Event of this Light Summer Salad!

balsamic reduction on a ball of burrata cheese surrounded by a bed of arugula topped with watermelons
A unique combination of flavors that is a must try!

Frequently Asked Questions:

What’s the difference between Mozzarella Cheese and Burrata?

Fresh mozzarella cheese is a soft Italian cheese made from cow or water buffalo milk while Burrata cheese is mozzarella that’s formed into a pouch and then filled with soft curd (called stracciatella) and cream.

What is inside Burrata?

The inside of burrata cheese is made of stracciatella (shreds of fresh cheese) and cream.

Can I eat the Burrata skin?

Of course! The “skin” of burrata cheese is mozzarella, delicious, and safe to eat!

Should Burrata be served at room temperature?

You can serve burrata cold or at room temperature! It all depends on your own personal preferences!

How do you serve Burrata?

You can cut the burrata into fourths for easy serving! Serve this burrata salad with grilled chicken, pasta dishes, etc.

What other greens can I use instead of arugula?

You can substitute arugula with one of its cousins: dandelion green, spinach, or kale.


balsamic reduction on a ball of burrata cheese surrounded by a bed of arugula topped with watermelons
Sweet, tangy, and savory all in one dish!

Tips and Substitutions for the Best Watermelon Burrata Salad

  • Instead of the balsamic reduction, dress the salad with vinaigrette or pesto instead. Better yet, choose your own favorite dressing if that makes you feel better!
  • Substitute peaches or strawberries for the watermelon. Don’t like melon? No problem! This recipe would be delicious with peaches or cantaloupe instead. Juicy peaches give a sweet contrast to creamy burrata and peppery arugula.
  • You can add more or less watermelon depending on your preference! If you’re up for a pop of sweetness, you can mix other fruits together with the watermelon.
  • If you can’t find burrata, use fresh mozzarella packed in water instead.
  • Not interested in fruits with this salad? Pair the burrata and arugula with tomatoes and cucumbers. You can even sprinkle some shredded carrots on top!

A Delectable Salad for Any Occasion!

appetizing Watermelon Burrata Salad for any occasion or time of day
A salad for any occasion or time of day!

Ingredients for Worthy Watermelon Burrata Salad

  • Watermelon/ cubed
  • Arugula/ sliced
  • Burrata Cheese
  • Balsamic Reduction

How to Make Burrata Salad

  1. Cut the watermelon into roughly 1-inch (2 cm) cubes.
  2. Unwrap the ball of burrata cheese tenderly.
  3. Arrange watermelons over a bed of arugula.
  4. Set a ball of fresh burrata in the center.
  5. Drizzle balsamic reduction in a zigzag motion over the whole salad and enjoy!

Other Enjoyable Recipes to Try

5 from 8 votes

Worthy Watermelon Burrata Salad

By: Lama
A light summer salad that combines tangy, sweet, and savory all in one!


  • 1 cup Watermelon    , cubed
  • 4 cups Fresh Arugula, sliced
  • 1 Burrata cheese ball
  • Balsamic reduction


  • Remove the burrata cheese from the container or drain the water it was sitting in.
  • Place 4 cups of pre-washed arugula on the serving dish, leaving room in the center to place the burrata cheese.
  • Place cubes watermelon on the arugula greens.
  • Drizzle balsamic reduction in a zigzag motion over the whole salad and enjoy!

Notes and Tips:

  • If you want to make this salad ahead of time, the best way is to pre-cut the watermelon and arugula and store them in separate containers.
  • Burrata is best served as-is (not baked or melted) at room temperature, because when it's sliced open, the creamy curd spills out into the salad.
  • You can store this burrata salad in the fridge before adding the dressing.


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  1. 5 stars
    Made this for a light dinner and it was simply fantastic. I wish i had discovered Burrata before. It’s the most delicious cheese I’ve ever tasted.

  2. 5 stars
    This burrata salad is heavenly deliciois. I didn’t have watermelon so i used some strawberries and it was wonderful