Peach Caprese Salad for #SundaySupper

I don’t talk a lot about life on here, but, guys, something really big happened this past week. Pre-school. My eldest started pre-school. [insert ugly crying face emoji] Totally not recipe related, but I have to stick a picture in here because girlfriend was so freakin’ excited. Hopefully that lasts and she’s always excited to go to school.


But I’m not here to cry rivers about time moving too fast. (I’ll do that with my tub of ice cream later. 😛 ) I’m here to wax poetic about all the gorgeousness you can stuff your face with at Farmer’s Markets and farm stands this time of year…only I’m not very poetic.


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I’m lucky enough to live in an area where Farmer’s Markets can stay open year round (confession: the above photos are actually from September of last year!), and I love to see how the produce changes from season to season. This week for Sunday Supper, we’re highlighting all the fresh deliciousness you can find at your local farm stands and markets right now. I decided to jump on the crazy abundance of stone fruit with my little twist on a caprese salad.


Crisp, sweet peaches pair with fresh basil and mozzarella for a fresh take on a traditional Caprese salad!Crisp, sweet peaches pair with fresh basil and mozzarella for a fresh take on a traditional Caprese salad!20150608-DSC_1043-2









Remember how I’m not too big on raw tomatoes? Nope, not a fan. I do love fresh mozzarella and basil, though, so when I saw the basil and stone fruit combined at a recent dinner at State Bird Provisions, I knew I had to try my own take on it.


Crisp, sweet peaches pair with fresh basil and mozzarella for a fresh take on a traditional Caprese salad!Crisp, sweet peaches pair with fresh basil and mozzarella for a fresh take on a traditional Caprese salad!












I used crisp peaches (you can use a softer variety if that texture is more your jam) and topped them with fresh mozzarella, thin ribbons of basil, aged balsamic and a touch of olive oil and sea salt. The result is a salad that’s sweet and creamy with just enough salt and savoriness from the basil, olive oil and balsamic to keep it from being a dessert rather than an appetizer. I’m not sure I can eat a caprese salad any other way now.




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Peach Caprese Salad
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Recipe type: salad, appetizer
Serves: serves 2-4
  • 1 ball of fresh mozzarella or burrata (about 6 oz)
  • 2 large peaches
  • 1 small bunch of basil, cut chiffonade*
  • aged balsamic vinegar
  • olive oil for drizzling
  • sea salt to taste
  1. Cut peach in half around the pit. Gently twist to remove one half from the pit.
  2. Cut peach into slices about ¼ inch thick.
  3. Slice mozzarella into thick slices and lay over peaches, or scoop burrata over the peach slices.
  4. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar to taste.
  5. Sprinkle with sea salt to taste and top with basil.
*Stack several basil leaves on top of one another and roll from the tip to the stem. Use a sharp knife to gently slice the roll into thin ribbons.

Crisp, sweet peaches pair with fresh basil and mozzarella for a fresh take on a traditional Caprese salad!Crisp, sweet peaches pair with fresh basil and mozzarella for a fresh take on a traditional Caprese salad!

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  1. Oh what a cutie! My littlest graduated from preschool this spring, and I may have wept into my ice cream a few times. 😉

    This caprese salad would also cheer me up though, beautiful and all my summer faves in one dish!
    colleen @ foodietots recently posted…Squash Blossom, Zucchini and Gouda Frittata #SundaySupperMy Profile

    • I didn’t even think about the weeping that’s going to come upon graduation!! I guess I better stock up on my cheese and ice cream. 😉

  2. Gorgeous pictures! I am all about eating peaches any which way!

    I didn’t even like preschool, so I definitely hope your daughter keeps loving school – it’s tough when you hate it.
    Laura Dembowski recently posted…Triple Cherry Crisp #SundaySupperMy Profile

    • My youngest cousin (he’s 8) tells me almost every time I see him that he’s glad my daughter loves school because he cried every school day for two years when he first started (so sad!), so I hope the school love keeps up, too!

  3. Gorgeous photos and the peaches look divine. Thanks for sharing!
    Terri Oliver Steffes recently posted…Farm Stand Food: Radish Top Pesto #SundaySupperMy Profile

    • Thank you! I always try to take advantage of the crazy abundance of peaches around this time.

  4. Your daughter is a doll!!! And your salad looks fabulous!!!
    Liz recently posted…Classic Peach Pie #SundaySupperMy Profile

  5. what a great idea! I love caprese salads, and the peach would be amazing. I wonder if it’s good with both tomatoes and peaches. 🙂 I’ll have to see if Jacob will pick up some peaches for me.
    Esther of Local Adventurer recently posted…21 Great American Road Trips to Put on Your Bucket ListMy Profile

    • I think it would work with both, but I’m not going to verify that for you (you know, the whole anti-tomato thing :P). If you try it with both, let me know! 😉

  6. Awwww….she’s so adorable! Love her smile and hope her sister won’t miss her much when she’s at school. And peach salad? I’m a fan already! I’m with you…not a fan of tomato but still eat it since it’s good. So this salad is on my A-list.
    Linda | Brunch with Joy recently posted…Lemon Tart #SundaySupperMy Profile

  7. I love the twist of using peach in this caprese salad. I can’t get enough peaches in my life right now. Good luck with having your child in pre school!
    Kelly @ TastingPage recently posted…Spaghetti Squash Shrimp Pesto #SundaySupperMy Profile

  8. She looks adorable! My son just turned 3 today and even that seems to have all gone so fast, can’t imagine school etc. This looks such a pretty, simple but tasty salad – a nice fresh twist on a classic. Yum!
    Caroline | carolinescooking recently posted…GazpachoMy Profile

  9. What a fun and fresh take on caprese! Great pictures too!
    Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere recently posted…TzatzikiMy Profile

  10. I love your photos – especially of your little one. So precious! And your dish is PERFECT for us. I’ll make it with burrata 🙂
    susan / The Wimpy Vegetarian recently posted…Watermelon and Peach Salsa #FoodNetworkMy Profile

    • Thank you! 🙂 I pretty much love burrata with anything, but it’s so, so good with the peaches and balsamic!

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