Peach Caprese Salad Recipe - Sugar & Cloth

Ripe for the Picking: Peach Caprese Salad Recipe

Peach Caprese Salad Recipe - Sugar & ClothPeach Caprese Salad Recipe - Sugar & Cloth

This salad is the definition of simple. By now you know that I, Alex, prefer my summer meals to be fairly humble. I let nature do the heavy lifting so I have more time for soaking up the sun and lounging outside on warm summer nights, and there’s nothing complicated about this peach caprese salad. It’s just a celebration of August produce that’s ripe for the taking!

While it’s satisfying on it’s own, it’s also the perfect side dish for just about anything on the grill, and there is just a few key steps to teach you how to make the perfect caprese salad, both as an entree of side dish. It’s definitely the perfect Summer plating!…

Slice the peaches, tear the mozzarella, pick the basil. Stack, drizzle with good-quality olive oil and a little balsamic reduction and Peach Caprese Salad is served. Since the ingredient list can fit on a small post-it, spring for quality here. Fresh, juicy peaches are the stars of the show so makes sure yours are up for the task.

Peach Caprese Salad Recipe - Sugar & Cloth

Ingredients:

  • 4 large, ripe yellow peaches
  • 1 lb. fresh mozzarella ball
  • ¼ cup torn basil leaves
  • 1 tbsp. good-quality olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. white balsamic vinegar reduction
  • flaked sea salt/freshly ground black pepper

Slice the peaches and fresh mozzarella into 1’2”-1” thick slices. If you are laying them on a platter, you can slice them a little bit thinner but if you are stacking them then err towards the 1” size for maximum height and stack ability.

Layer the peach slices, mozzarella slices and basil leaves on a large platter. Drizzle with olive oil, white balsamic reduction and a generous pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Peach Caprese Salad Recipe - Sugar & ClothPeach Caprese Salad Recipe - Sugar & Cloth

Alternatively, create individual stacks. Layer 1-2 slices of peach with 1 slice mozzarella and top with 1-2 basil leaves. Layer again with 1-2 slices of peach, mozzarella and basil leaves. Divide the olive oil/balsamic vinegar and drizzle each stack with 1 tsp. each. Sprinkle with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Peach Caprese Salad Recipe - Sugar & ClothPeach Caprese Salad Recipe - Sugar & Cloth

I’m sure this is soon to be one of your go-to favorites that you can make in no time! Plus, it’s the perfect combination of salty and sweet, so you really can’t go wrong with any crowd!

Do you have any interesting flavor combinations for your favorite caprese salad? Definitely share with us!

Alexandra Caspero

Alexandra Caspero is a Registered Dietitian and yoga instructor with a passion for travel, pasta and avocados. Her blog, Delish Knowledge, focuses on making whole-food eating deliciously simple.
See more of her delicious recipes on Delish Knowledge

Read more from Alexandra Caspero

Peach Caprese Salad Recipe - Sugar & Cloth

Ripe for the Picking: Peach Caprese Salad Recipe

Peach Caprese Salad Recipe - Sugar & ClothPeach Caprese Salad Recipe - Sugar & Cloth

This salad is the definition of simple. By now you know that I, Alex, prefer my summer meals to be fairly humble. I let nature do the heavy lifting so I have more time for soaking up the sun and lounging outside on warm summer nights, and there’s nothing complicated about this peach caprese salad. It’s just a celebration of August produce that’s ripe for the taking!

While it’s satisfying on it’s own, it’s also the perfect side dish for just about anything on the grill, and there is just a few key steps to teach you how to make the perfect caprese salad, both as an entree of side dish. It’s definitely the perfect Summer plating!…

Slice the peaches, tear the mozzarella, pick the basil. Stack, drizzle with good-quality olive oil and a little balsamic reduction and Peach Caprese Salad is served. Since the ingredient list can fit on a small post-it, spring for quality here. Fresh, juicy peaches are the stars of the show so makes sure yours are up for the task.

Peach Caprese Salad Recipe - Sugar & Cloth

Ingredients:

  • 4 large, ripe yellow peaches
  • 1 lb. fresh mozzarella ball
  • ¼ cup torn basil leaves
  • 1 tbsp. good-quality olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. white balsamic vinegar reduction
  • flaked sea salt/freshly ground black pepper

Slice the peaches and fresh mozzarella into 1’2”-1” thick slices. If you are laying them on a platter, you can slice them a little bit thinner but if you are stacking them then err towards the 1” size for maximum height and stack ability.

Layer the peach slices, mozzarella slices and basil leaves on a large platter. Drizzle with olive oil, white balsamic reduction and a generous pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Peach Caprese Salad Recipe - Sugar & ClothPeach Caprese Salad Recipe - Sugar & Cloth

Alternatively, create individual stacks. Layer 1-2 slices of peach with 1 slice mozzarella and top with 1-2 basil leaves. Layer again with 1-2 slices of peach, mozzarella and basil leaves. Divide the olive oil/balsamic vinegar and drizzle each stack with 1 tsp. each. Sprinkle with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Peach Caprese Salad Recipe - Sugar & ClothPeach Caprese Salad Recipe - Sugar & Cloth

I’m sure this is soon to be one of your go-to favorites that you can make in no time! Plus, it’s the perfect combination of salty and sweet, so you really can’t go wrong with any crowd!

Do you have any interesting flavor combinations for your favorite caprese salad? Definitely share with us!

Alexandra Caspero

Alexandra Caspero is a Registered Dietitian and yoga instructor with a passion for travel, pasta and avocados. Her blog, Delish Knowledge, focuses on making whole-food eating deliciously simple.
See more of her delicious recipes on Delish Knowledge

Read more from Alexandra Caspero

Comments

  • Helen

    08.10.15

    This salad looks so good! I love a good caprese salad but would have never thought of making it with peaches. This is definitely a recipe I will be using often this summer.

    -Helen
    http://www.sweethelengrace.com

  • we just went peach picking so i am totally into this! i definitely want to get some flaked sea salt though…

  • Oh my word, I don’t know why I’ve never thought of this! I love peaches and LOVE caprese salad. This is definitely on my list to make this week! Beautiful photos as always!

  • Ruly

    08.11.15

    Tomato and mozzarella?? hehe
    This looks really good!!! I really need to get creative when it comes to salad :-)

  • Sarah

    08.21.15

    Oh this looks so good! :D I’d never of thought to put peaches with mozzarella, but this sounds fantastic! x

  • Ellen Parlee

    09.03.15

    This looks delicious! There are so many ways to enjoy peaches while they are in season.

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