Citrus Burrata Salad Recipe

This Citrus Burrata Salad combines the bright flavors of various fresh citrus fruits with the creamy texture of burrata cheese, all set against the crisp backdrop of greens like arugula, baby kale, or spinach. Topped with pomegranate arils and pistachios, this salad is as visually appealing as it is delicious. Here’s how to make it:


  • 5 oz (1 small box) arugula, baby kale, or spinach (choose based on your preference for peppery, mild, or tender greens)
  • 1 grapefruit
  • 2 cara cara or navel oranges
  • 3 small or 2 large blood oranges
  • 3-4 clementines or tangerines
  • 8 oz burrata cheese, torn into smaller pieces
  • ⅓ cup pomegranate arils
  • ¼ cup finely chopped pistachios
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped mint
  • Olive oil, for drizzling
  • Pomegranate molasses or balsamic glaze, for drizzling
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Prepare the Citrus:
    • Begin by properly peeling the grapefruit, cara cara or navel oranges, blood oranges, and clementines or tangerines. To do this, cut off the top and bottom of each fruit so they sit flat. Using a knife, cut away the peel and pith, following the curve of the fruit. Over a bowl, carefully segment the citrus by slicing between the membranes to release the segments. Squeeze any remaining juice into the bowl and set aside for the dressing.
  2. Assemble the Salad Base:
    • Choose a large platter or individual plates for serving. Spread the greens (arugula, baby kale, or spinach) as the first layer.
  3. Add the Citrus and Cheese:
    • Arrange the citrus segments on the greens, and distribute the torn burrata pieces evenly across the salad.
  4. Garnish:
    • Sprinkle the pomegranate arils, chopped pistachios, and finely chopped mint over the top of the citrus and burrata.
  5. Dress the Salad:
    • Drizzle olive oil and either pomegranate molasses or balsamic glaze over the salad. The choice between molasses or glaze depends on whether you prefer a more tart or sweet profile.
    • Season with salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Be cautious with the salt as burrata also brings saltiness to the dish.
  6. Serve:
    • Serve immediately to enjoy the freshness of the citrus and the creaminess of the burrata. This salad is perfect as a standalone meal or as a starter for a more elaborate dining experience.


  • Citrus Variations: Feel free to use any combination of citrus fruits available to you. Each type will bring its own color and flavor, enhancing the complexity of the salad.
  • Cheese Options: If burrata is not available, fresh mozzarella can be a good substitute, though it lacks the creamy center of burrata.
  • Nut Alternatives: If pistachios are not preferred, almonds or walnuts can be used as alternatives, providing a different texture and flavor.


This Citrus Burrata Salad is not just a feast for the palate but also for the eyes, making it a perfect dish for special occasions or when you want to impress your guests with a light yet elegant meal. Enjoy the fusion of sweet, tart, creamy, and crisp textures and flavors in this delightful salad.