Grilled Peaches + Burrata


One of my all-time favourite neighbourhood restaurants is Gjelina. Yes, you may have heard me rave about this kale salad before, but the people are Gjelina have simplicity, the use of fresh + seasonal ingredients and flavour down to an art. There is always a line-up out the door   at their restaurant on Abbot Kinney Boulevard. When I know I have friends visiting from out-of-town, I book at least 2-3 weeks in advance to get a table.

It’s worth all the hype. Because they know what they are doing what food and they do it right every single time. Here’s what to order:

  1. The Kale Salad
  2. Margherita Pizza with Burrata
  3. Cauliflower Vegetable
  4. The Meatballs
  5. The Gnocchi

My favourite seasonal dish is their Grilled Peaches with Burrata. I snapped these pics when I was there for dinner last week and if you can’t make it all the way here to LA, it’s easy to re-create something similar at home. Here’s how:



  • 2-3 ripe peaches
  • 1 package of sliced prosciutto
  • 1 ball of burrata cheese
  • Mixed greens
  • Olive oil + balsamic vinegar



  1. Heat a grill pan or BBQ to medium-high heat.
  2. Cut your peaches in half and place face down on your grill for about 5 minutes.
  3. Arrange burrata on your serving board.
  4. Remove peaches from heat and cut into big slices and arrange around your burrata.
  5. Arrange prosciutto on your serving board
  6. Toss a handful of mixed greens with olive oil + balsamic vinegar and add to your board.


Voila!  Easy appetizer – enjoy.  See my Gjelina-inspired Kale Salad Recipe here.