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Peach Caprese Salad

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This Peach Caprese Salad with mozzarella and tomatoes is a flavorful way to enjoy peach wedges in a fresh summer salad this peach season. 

Whether you are serving up a small salad plate or a whole bowl, combining authentic traditional Caprese salad recipe ingredients with fresh summer peaches is just divine.

ripe summer peach salad in a bowl being stirred

Why you will love making this Peach Salad Recipe!

Caprese salad is one of those classic salad recipes that doubles as an appetizer and a salad. Served in high-end restaurants and regular kitchens, there really is something special about the combination of sweet fruit, tomatoes, and fresh mozzarella.

This Peach Caprese salad takes the traditional Caprese salad and gives it a new feel.

Taking favorite summer peach flavors, this unforgettable peach Caprese combines bold tomato, fresh soft mozzarella, and sweetened peach into a delight for all the senses.

perfect peach salad recipe.

Ingredients

This year, as the white peach and sweet yellow peaches crop hits the stores, you may be asking yourself (as I am) how I can incorporate the year’s first ripe peaches into summer side dishes.

This fresh peach salad is a bright, bold, and just-so-good summer salad that will help you dive into those sweet juicy peaches and be just the summer recipe you are looking for! 

  • Tomatoes
  • Fresh Mozzarella
  • Ripe Peaches
  • Fresh Herbs
  • Seasonings
  • Red Onion
  • Fresh lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil
  • Balsamic Drizzle/Glaze: Make homemade Balsamic Reduction with Balsamic Vinegar. Grab a bottle from the store. A little drizzle goes a long way; this is an optional additional flavor for Caprese. Very Good!
balsamic glaze bottle

How to make Peach Caprese Salad

Preparation is the key to great salads.

  • Fresh tomatoes should either be sliced thin or bite-sized tomatoes. Slice juicy peaches into thin slices OR bite-sized pieces.
  • Slice red onions into thin slices, and if you want, soak them in cold water for 30 minutes to take down some of the sharp onion flavors in fresh salads.
  • Cut fresh mozzarella cheese into bite-sized pieces. If preferred, use mozzarella pearls. Tear or cut fresh basil leaves.
peach caprese ingredients in a bowl.
  1. Add peach slices to a large salad bowl. Dump tomatoes on top of peaches. Sprinkle fresh mozzarella pieces on the tomatoes. Place sliced red onions in a bowl.
  2. Whisk together olive oil and lemon juice in a bowl and season with salt. Pour dressing over salad and lightly and gently toss, covering all vegetables and fruit.
  3. Crackle black pepper all over the salad. Scatter freshly chopped basil leaves around the salad.
  4. Drizzle Balsamic Glaze around the salad and serve.

How to tell if a Peach is Ripe

Peaches can vary in color depending on the type of peach, but a more ripe peach won’t typically have any green left on the fruit. Additionally, ripe peaches are slightly soft (NOT FIRM!). Firm peaches are also super hard to cut for salad recipes.

If you get a peach that needs more time, just set it on a counter for a day or two and check the peach. Peaches in fruit bowls on top of other peaches and fruit can quickly spoil, so if making this Peach Caprese Salad, set them apart on the counter before prepping.

The key to any summer salad recipe is FRESH, RIPE, and ready fruit.

Types of Peaches for Peach Mozzarella Salad

Yellow Peaches: Yellow peaches have that strong peach smell, come in a variety of orange/red colors, and should have a little give when ripe. Such a summer staple!

White Peaches: White peaches are a tad sweeter, and honestly, they are SO good.

Nectarines: Yes, nectarines are peaches! But nectarines can be a firmer fruit and harder to cut for salads. That being said, the taste is quite similar to a regular peach and a good substitute if out of peach season.

sliced peaches.

What is Peach Caprese Salad?

Peach Caprese Salad relies on the already amazing flavors of the summer peach, the ripe tomato, and the fresh cheese to pull together a perfect combination of deliciousness.

Of course, a few bright and fresh basil leaves bring a bit of color and a little bit of pop. Drizzle on some balsamic and perfection!

While not in this recipe, slices of peaches also go amazing with other simple ingredients like slices of prosciutto and flaky sea salt. Each peach slice paired with mozzarella balls and even a bite of an heirloom tomato is like biting into the flavors of summer. 

As a tip – try this salad with Burrata!

peach caprese salad in a bowl

More Delicious Caprese Salad Recipes

There are so many ways to enjoy juicy tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and homegrown basil leaves – this Peach Caprese Salad is just the beginning!

Here are many variations of the classic Ensalada Caprese recipe just waiting to be made.

bite of caprese mozzarella salad with fresh peach slices and red onions on a spoon
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Peach Caprese Salad with Mozzarella


Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Peach Caprese Salad with ripe summer peaches, Vine ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and beautiful basil leave- a perfect summer side salad with seasonal fresh fruit that makes a delicious peach side dish.

Ingredients
 

  • 2 Vine Ripe Tomatoes sliced or chunked
  • 12 oz. fresh mozzarella cheese cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 pound fresh ripe peaches sliced
  • ½ red onion sliced thin
  • 8 fresh Basil Leaves chopped
  • Black Pepper
  • Balsamic Glaze

Vinaigrette

  • 3 tablespoons EVOO
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Prep is the key to great summer salads. Tomatoes (depending on the kind you choose) should either be sliced thin or cut into bite sized pieces. Additionally, slice peaches into thin slices OR bite-sized pieces.
  • Slice 1/4 to 1/2 cup of red onions into thin slices. If wanted, soak in cold water for 30 minutes to take down some of the sharp onion flavor.
  • Cut fresh mozzarella into bite sized pieces. If preferred, use mozzarella pearls.
  • Tear or cut fresh basil leaves.
  • Add sliced peaches into a large salad bowl. Dump the prepped tomatoes on top of the peaches. Sprinkle fresh mozzarella pieces onto tomatoes. Place sliced red onions into the bowl.
  • In a separate smaller bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt.
  • Pour light dressing over salad and gently toss, covering all vegetables and fruit. Crackle freshly ground black pepper and basil leaves all over the salad.
  • Drizzle Balsamic Glaze around the bowl and over ingredients. Serve immediately.

Notes

  • How long will salad store? Personally I find that this is a 1-2 day salad. Cut tomatoes and peaches do leak fresh juices that combine and make the salad softer. The best way to serve this salad is day of.
  • Any ingredient can be doubled. If you like more cheese, add more cheese. If you want more peaches, add more peaches.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 382mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g

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2 Comments

  1. I used this recipe as a guideline – all the ingredients, but didn’t measure anything. It was absolutely delicious! A definite keeper for fresh garden tomato and peach season!

    1. Trisha Haas says:

      Andrea, its def one of those recipes that dont need measurement – just measure in your heart and tastebuds. So glad you were able to enjoy.

      Trisha

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