i am nothing if not consistent. when reading a recipe, if it contains salt, i will add less than what is called for (that may be another topic for another day…). if it contains garlic, i will use (lots) more than specified. and if the recipe calls for peaches, i will invariably substitute in nectarines.
i know there are a lot of ardent peach lovers out there so, at the risk of alienating all of you and having you come after me with pitchforks, i’m just gonna say it: nectarines are better than peaches. i’m not even going to bring up the fact that peaches are furry; it seems like a low blow to bring up such an obvious deficiency. instead, i will just say that i find nectarines to have a far superior and much more pronounced flavor.
now that only 2 of you are still reading and you’re both on Team Nectarine, i will confess that i never even tried this salad with white peaches, as the “recipe” (really, it was just a list of ingredients) called for. i just knew it would be better with nectarines. because, always.
other than that little swap, it’s hard to know how much i adapted this recipe, since what i found that sparked this whole salad was a brief list of ingredients without any indication about quantities. the list of ingredients was only 5 items long though, and one of those ingredients was burrata cheese, so i figured it would be hard to go wrong.
all of that is to say, if you’d like to adjust the ratios/quantities in the below, have at it. and i suppppose that if you want to swap the white peaches in for the nectarines, as the original ingredient list had it, you could even do that. just don’t expect me to like it better than this version with nectarines.