Jul
24

Peach Caprese Salad

Add seasonal flavors to a simple caprese salad with slices of fresh peaches. Top with a drizzle of balsamic dressing, serve with your favorite quiche or other dish and you have a fresh and easy meal that makes summer entertaining easy! 

Peach Caprese Salad is a simple summer salad made with fresh peaches, tomatoes, mozzarella, arugula and balsamic vinegar!

Every year during the summer I have the most beautiful Matt’s Wild Cherry tomatoes in my garden. They are the only tomatoes that I have really good success growing and they are juicy, slightly sweet and packed with flavor. I love to snack on them and they are the perfect addition to a simple salad. To create a simple peach caprese salad with fresh seasonal flavors, I combined fresh peaches, mozzarella, tomatoes and arugula. Pairing the salad with a quick and easy dish is the perfect meal for simple summer entertaining.

Peach Caprese Salad is a simple summer salad made with fresh peaches, tomatoes, mozzarella, arugula and balsamic vinegar!

I’ll be honest. I do not cook every single meal from scratch. Frequently, I will pick up a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store or a prepared meal that I can heat up in my oven quickly. I try to find something with natural ingredients and minimally processed. Especially during the summer, I want to finish working, make a quick dinner and enjoy time outdoors.

One of my favorite meals this summer is a La Terra Fina quiche paired with this peach caprese salad. With no artificial flavors or preservatives, the savory quiches are made with natural ingredients. Available in 6-ounce and 23-ounce pies, the quiches only need to be baked in the oven for a short amount of time. I paired the peach caprese salad with the Cheesy Cheddar & Broccoli Quiche. I also really love the Quiche Lorraine and Spinach & Artichoke Florentine.

Peach Caprese Salad is a simple summer salad made with fresh peaches, tomatoes, mozzarella, arugula and balsamic vinegar!

Peach Caprese Salad is a simple summer salad made with fresh peaches, tomatoes, mozzarella, arugula and balsamic vinegar!

Pair this salad with a flavorful La Terra Fina quiche and you have an easy meal perfect for brunch or dinner. Best of all, it makes summer entertaining easy and is a meal that the entire family will love!

Yields about 2 servings

Peach Caprese Salad
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 ounces baby arugula
  • 8 - 10 basil leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 large peach, halved, pitted and sliced
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. To prepare the balsamic reduction, in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, bring balsamic vinegar to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until the vinegar has reduced to 1/4 cup, about 20 minutes. Set aside and let cool.
  2. In a large bowl, toss arugula, basil, olive oil, and lemon juice. Divide among serving plates. Top with mozzarella, tomatoes and peaches. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Season with salt and pepper and serve.
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Peach Caprese Salad is a simple summer salad made with fresh peaches, tomatoes, mozzarella, arugula and balsamic vinegar!

This post was created in partnership with La Terra Fina. As always, all opinions are my own.

33 Comments

  1. Arman @ thebigmansworld

    I love Caprese salads but never thought to add peaches too- What a great flavour that’d provide, yum!

  2. Kim

    Girl, this salad is so dreamy!

  3. Ashley

    This caprese salad sounds absolutely wonderful! I have just started buying peaches like crazy (now that they are good by us!) and need to put some to use to make this! Have a great weekend friend!

  4. Mira

    Love salads like this one! Need to make it very soon! Already pinned this morning, when I was the gorgeous pictures on Pinterest!

  5. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    This looks absolutely stunning! Peach is the perfect addition to caprese :) Pinning!

  6. Danae @ Recipe Runner

    After a day of making recipes for the blog I pretty much have no desire to make dinner. This is the perfect solution! It’s light, easy, and I think you know how much I love peaches!

  7. Katalina @ Peas and Peonies

    This is the perfect summer lunch combo, or dinner or anything, the beautiful and gorgeous salad and the quiche sounds so good, love the peach addition to the salad as well.

  8. Brielle @ Breezy Bakes

    Oh boy! This looks so fresh and delicious! And I love quiche too. What a perfect lunch or dinner combo.

  9. Rachel Cooks

    Love semi-homemade meals – this salad is a perfect side for that quiche, which I wish I had a HUGE slice of right now!

  10. Kelly

    This caprese salad looks absolutely delicious, Ashley! I love that you paired it with the quiche and added fresh peaches. They are my favorite summer stone fruit. What a wonderful easy and light meal for summer!

  11. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    Ashley, you’re so cute . . girl, who has time to make every single meal from scratch! not possible!!! :) love this quiche and the gorgeous salad!!!! hooray for peaches in salad. .love this!

  12. Medeja

    Adding peaches is such a good idea! Looks delicious!

  13. Olivia - Primavera Kitchen

    wow this salad looks so summary and I love that you added peach! Adding it to my to-do list 😉

  14. Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat

    So, judging by my last dozen posts, you can tell that I am obsessed with the combination of tomato and mozzarella. I am really excited to try your variation with peach! I bet that sweetness accents the salad really well!

  15. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

    Caprese salad is one of my favorites and I LOVE to play around with the flavor profile… your addition of peaches sounds absolutely DELICIOUS!! Especially this time of year when peaches are soooooooo succulent! This looks awesome, Ashley! Oh, and I totally don’t make every meal every day from scratch! Who has time for that??? :) hope you are having a great weekend, girlfriend! <3 Cheers!

  16. Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats

    Cherry tomatoes are my fave and I missed the boat planting the garden this year and I’m so sad!! This salad looks like the terrific way to use them up!

  17. marcie

    I love caprese salads in any form, and the peaches here sound delicious! This is the perfect side dish for that quiche!

  18. Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven

    This is SUCH a gorgeously stunning salad, Ashley! What a genius idea to combine peaches with caprese! Love it. :) Pinned!

  19. Kelley @ Chef Savvy

    This salad looks fantastic. I love adding fruit to my salad! This would be a great way to use up extra basil in my garden too! Win Win!

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