Peach Caprese Salad
This peach Caprese salad has the perfect balance of sweet and tangy! Each bite is filled with juicy peaches, fresh tomatoes, with a touch of balsamic vinegar and fresh basil. It’s the easiest salad that is full of flavor!
Looking for a way to use up those summer peaches? Try this fresh salad with tomatoes, mozzarella, and juicy sweet peaches!
If you’ve never had this type of salad before, “Caprese” salad is actually named after the Island of Capri in Italy! The classic recipe ingredients also have the Italian flag colors in them (green from basil, red from tomato, and white from mozzarella cheese). This specific recipe I’m sharing today has the classic ingredients plus fresh peaches for sweetness!
The ingredients are then topped with tangy balsamic and olive oil! Really simple ingredients but with delicious and fresh flavor. Serve this salad for any occasion and I promise your guests will love it!
Ingredients – What You Need
For this recipe, you’ll need just 7 ingredients (minus salt and pepper). See below for the full ingredient list!
Peaches: I used yellow peaches, make sure they are ripe – slightly soft in texture!
Tomatoes: use any kind you like! I used a mixture of cherry and heirloom.
Mozzarella: you can use small balls of mozzarella or slice a larger ball into pieces.
Basil: don’t use dried, fresh basil leaves are a must!
Balsamic vinegar: use regular balsamic vinegar which is tangy in flavor or use balsamic glaze (reduced balsamic vinegar) for a sweeter flavor and thicker consistency!
Olive oil: to drizzle over the salad.
How to Make Peach Caprese Salad
Slice the tomatoes and peaches (and mozzarella if not using small cheese balls).
Then arrange all of the salad ingredients in a large bowl or on a serving plate. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, then season to taste with salt and black pepper. And serve!
Extra Recipe Tips
Add some greens – you can also add spinach, arugula, or chopped mixed greens to this salad.
Recipe variations – if you want to switch things up, you can also add avocado slices, blueberries, strawberries, cucumbers, or some minced garlic or garlic powder for more flavor.
Balsamic glaze or vinegar – you can use either balsamic glaze which is thicker in consistency and sweeter, less acidic, in taste. Or you can use balsamic vinegar which is tangy and pairs well with a little olive oil to help cut the acidity.
Types of mozzarella to use – I used small bite-sized Bocconcini mozzarella, you can also use Perline mozzarella which is a pearl-sized shape. Both are great for salads! You can also use fresh mozzarella slices too.
How long does this salad keep? refrigerate leftover salad in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
What to Serve it With
This salad is perfect for serving alongside a protein such as this honey mustard grilled chicken thighs, or with some pasta noodles such as our cheesy rotini pasta with roasted vegetables, or this lentil bolognese!
More Tasty Salads to Try
Love this summery salad? You may also be a fan of these colorful and delicious salads as well.
Summer Farro Salad with Cherries & Chickpeas
Watermelon Feta & Basil Salad
Tuscan-Style Panzanella Salad
Tuscan Artichoke Salad
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Peach Caprese Salad
This peach Caprese salad has the perfect balance of sweet and tangy! Each bite is filled with juicy peaches, fresh tomatoes, with a touch of balsamic vinegar and fresh basil. The easiest salad that is full of flavor!
- 1 heirloom tomato, sliced 1/4 inch thick
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 peach, sliced
- 4 oz mozzarella either use bite-sized mozzarella balls or slices of fresh mozzarella
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1-2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup fresh basil, whole leaf or chopped
- salt & black pepper to taste
Slice peaches and tomatoes: slice any large tomatoes into 1/4 inch-thick slices and halve the cherry tomatoes. Carefully cut the peach into slices around the pit.
Arrange salad: on a serving plate, arrange tomatoes, peach slices, mozzarella, and basil. Drizzle with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and sprinkle salt and black pepper over top. Then serve!
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