The best thing about summer is the bounty of fresh produce! If you’re a fan of caprese salad, I think you’ll like this summery twist on the classic caprese salad made with fresh, juicy peaches! If you haven’t tried peaches and summer tomatoes together in a salad, you don’t know what you’re missing.
Best of all, no recipe is required for this salad that you can enjoy as a sweet and savory side dish, appetizer, or light summer dinner if you don’t feel like cooking.
Gather your fresh peaches, mozzarella, fresh basil, and tomatoes of choice~ I used some heirloom cherry tomatoes from the farmers market. Make sure you add some balsamic glaze!
You can make you own balsamic glaze by combining sugar and good balsamic vinegar and heating it until it’s thickened and syrupy, but the bottle version is perfect for the lazy days of summer. You can find balsamic glaze at most grocery stores next to the specialty vinegars.
Slice or tear your fresh mozzarella and layer with sliced peaches and quartered or sliced tomatoes. Add some fresh basil, kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper and a drizzle of balsamic glaze. Serve immediately.
If you’re looking for some other ways to enjoy those summer peaches here is a round-up of recipes from the archives. Click on the links for the complete recipe.
A combination of sweet and salty, tangy and creamy for a light summer appetizer and to enjoy with a glass of wine!
Perfect for a summer appetizer or light dinner and pretty enough to serve company!
A taste of summer in an easy dessert!
Mix yourself a pitcher of this refreshing and summery twist on an Arnold Palmer
A celebration of summer fruit in a skillet!
“Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.”
~Henry David Thoreau
Hope you’re enjoy the flavors of summer!