Summer Vegetable and Burrata Salad

Chef Brian Clevenger of Raccolto in Seattle creates a delicious paean to summer in this crowd-pleasing salad, which combines sweet corn, juicy tomatoes, peppery arugula and fresh herbs with luscious, creamy burrata cheese.

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  • Servings: 4
KEY: Salads

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  • 1 pound fresh fava beans, shelled (1 cup)
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 ears of corn (preferably white), shucked and kernels cut off the cobs (3 1/2 cups)
  • Kosher salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • 4 ounces arugula (6 cups lightly packed)
  • 8 ounces mixed cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped mint
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped basil
  • 8 ounces burrata cheese

How to make this recipe

  1. Fill a medium bowl with ice water. In a medium saucepan of salted boiling water, blanch the fava beans for 2 minutes. Drain and transfer to the ice bath to cool completely. Slip off and discard the skins.

  2. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil. Add the corn and fava beans and cook over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, just until the corn is crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a plate and let cool to room temperature.

  3. In a large bowl, whisk the vinegar with the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil. Add the arugula, tomatoes, mint, basil and the corn mixture and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat, then spoon onto plates. Scoop the burrata into pieces and gently spoon it onto the plates. Season with pepper and serve.

Make Ahead

The blanched and peeled fava beans can be refrigerated overnight.

Suggested Pairing

A delicate and floral Italian white.

Contributed By Photo © Christina Holmes Published September 2016

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Aggregate Rating value: 4

Review Count: 2

Worst Rating: 0

Best Rating: 5

Author Name: Cassie Guglielmo

Review Body: Really excellent Got rave reciewe

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-10-31

Author Name: Donna Sherwood

Review Body: unless you buy them frozen you need 3 lbs of fava beans to yield around a cup and half.  just went through this last night.  very big labour very little yield.

Date Published: 2016-09-19

Author Name: Marisol2020

Review Body: Sadly rather bland. The flavors just mushed together. Much more exciting salads to try from F&W.

Review Rating: 2

Date Published: 2016-09-19