Do you love traditional Caprese salad, but are looking for a twist on the classic? You are going to love this beautiful and fresh Summer Peach Caprese Salad. With only 4 ingredients and under 10 minutes of prep time, you will also love the time it takes!
What Makes This Salad So Good?
This salad is such a fresh, delicious salad! This salad is best made during summertime when peaches are at their best.
The combination of fresh peaches and creamy fresh mozzarella is something you need to try if you never have before!
Another thing to love about this recipe is how SIMPLE IT IS TO MAKE! It is a matter of slicing the peaches and mozzarella, that is it!
- Fresh Peaches- no, frozen peaches and canned just don't work. I mean, they can, but this recipe is best made with fresh peaches. Also, make sure these are ripe, but not overly ripe and mushy.
- Fresh Mozzarella- Again, you can use an aged cheese, but the fresh mozzarella is the best!
- White Balsamic- You can use a dark balsamic too, but I really, really love the bright fresh taste of white balsamic for this recipe. If you are unfamiliar with white balsamic, keep reading for more info.
- Salt- I always love the sweet and salty foods. So while you don't use much salt, it still makes a difference.
- Basil- You will notice I did not use this. I actually don't love it with peaches, but know that it is an option. Plenty of people love the fruit and herb combo.
Step-By-Step For Making The Summer Peach Caprese Salad
- Slice your peaches. The size you slice is a personal choice. I sliced mine about ¼ inch thick.
- Next, slice your mozzarella about ⅛-1/4-inch thick.
- Now, layer your peaches and mozzarella.
- Drizzle with your balsamic.
- Last, sprinkle with a touch of salt.
- That is it, it is ready to go!!
What Is White Balsamic Vinegar?
You might be wondering what white balsamic is and how it differs from regular balsamic. Let me give you a condensed explanation.
Both come from the same white grapes, this is the only similarity. The regular balsamic is cooked and reduced until it is dark and syrupy. Then it is aged for a long period of time.
The white balsamic, by contrast, is pressure-cooked, this helps it maintain the white clear color. Then they are aged for a short period of time.
I use both types, but when it comes to fruit salads, I always reach for the white balsamic. They just work so well together.
I hope you can find them locally, if not The Milled Olive, where I buy mine ships nationwide. For this recipe, I used peach white balsamic.
Notes For Making This Summer Peach Caprese
- Make sure your peaches are good and ripe, but not too mushy. I know it sounds picky, but because there are minimal ingredients in this salad, they need to be good.
- Fresh mozzarella is not the same as regular-aged mozzarella. I guess you could use either, but again, it is best to use fresh.
- This dish is not the kind of dish you can make ahead. It does not hold up well for longer than an hour. The good thing is though, it comes together in under 10 minutes. So, not much effort goes into making it.
- While I recommend white balsamic, you could use regular if you want. I personally think the flavor is better with the white vinegar and I like the color better as well.
Other Fresh Salad Ideas
- Green Goddess Salad
- Fruit and Microgreen Salad
- Asian Slaw
- Strawberry Basil Salad
- Shaved Brussel Sprouts Salad
- Vegetarian Couscous Salad
- Superfoods Salad
Summer Peach Caprese Salad
- 1-2 ripe peaches
- 4 ounces fresh mozzarella
- ¼ cup white balsamic
- Slice peaches and mozarella about ⅛-1/4 inch thick.
- Layer them together.
- Drizzle with the balsamic.
- Sprinkle with salt.
- That is it! It is ready to go!
- The is best made and served within an hour. The peaches won't hold up well after that much time.